Newshub18:India and China want a solution through negotiations.
India and China have called on the UN for a negotiated end to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war. The call by the two countries is believed to reflect the lack of their traditional strong support for RussiaAfter a week of pressure in the United Nations General Assembly, the Russian Foreign Minister lashed out against the Western countries in his speech to the General Assembly. At that time, he accused the West of running a “terrible” campaign against Russia at the United Nations.
However, none of the powerful countries known as Russia’s allies, including China, spoke on behalf of Russia at the General Assembly. Even days before the Russian attack on Ukraine in February, who had promised “unbreakable” ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Attending the UN General Assembly recently, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on Russia and Ukraine to “stop spreading the crisis” and not affect developing countries. He said that China supports all efforts to resolve the Ukraine crisis peacefully. The highest priority is to pave the way for peace talks. The real solution is to address the security concerns of all parties and build a balanced, effective and sustainable security system. Attending the UN session, Wang Yi met with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba. It was their first meeting after the war. Putin acknowledged China’s “concern” about Ukraine in a meeting with Xi Jinping earlier this month.
Meanwhile, India also has a warm relationship with the US. However, they also maintain their historical ties with Russia as a regular supplier of defense equipment.
India’s Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said at the UN, ‘As the Ukraine conflict continues to heat up, we are often asked whose side we are on. In this case our answer is always the same. Our stand has always been clear and honest—India stands for peace and will stand firm in this stand. We are on the side of those who call for dialogue and diplomacy as the only way forward.