India once again gave a strong message in the Security Council regarding the Ukraine war. In fact, recently Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a fresh mobilization of troops. He had also declared not to hesitate to use nuclear weapons to defend his country. A day after this latest development, India on Thursday called for an immediate end to hostilities in Ukraine. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday said that the need of the hour is to end the conflict in Ukraine and return to the dialogue path. He said India strongly reiterates the need for an immediate end to all conflicts and a return to dialogue and diplomacy.
Speaking at the UNSC briefing on Ukraine, Jaishankar said the protracted Ukraine conflict is a matter of grave concern to the entire international community. He said that because of this conflict the world has seen inflation, severe shortage of food grains, fertilizers and fuel. “This council is the most powerful symbol of diplomacy. It must continue to live up to its purpose,” he said. During this, Jaishankar also reiterated PM Modi’s remarks during the SCO summit. It may be noted that during his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the SCO summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that “this is not an era of war”.
Ukraine’s 15-member UN Council on ‘The Fight Against Penalty’ Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar said, “The direction of the Ukraine war is a matter of grave concern to the entire international community. The projections for the future look even more troubling. The nuclear issue is particularly worrying. Significantly, leaders from all over the world have gathered at the United Nations Headquarters to attend the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
The Council’s discussion was supported by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, US Secretary of State Etni Blinken, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Britain’s Foreign Minister, Commonwealth and Development Affairs Minister James Cleverly and the Security Council. Foreign Ministers of other member countries of the Jaishankar told the council that in this era of globalization, the effects of war are being felt even in remote areas. “We all have started feeling the rise in prices, shortage of food grains, fertilizers and fuel,” he said, adding that especially the southern part of the world is suffering more.
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