Ukrainian president asks India’s Modi for UN Security Council support – World

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky asked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “political support” from the United Nations after New Delhi withdrew from the Security Council on Saturday.

India, which is now in the top body of the United Nations, but along with China and the United Arab Emirates did not vote on a resolution deploring Russia’s “aggression” on Ukraine and calling for an immediate withdrawal of its troops.

Russia used the powers of its permanent members to veto the resolution.

“There are more than 100,000 invaders on our land,” Zelensky tweeted on Saturday, saying he had spoken to Modi.

“Stop the attackers together!” he tweeted

India has not explicitly condemned Moscow’s actions or called it aggression, despite being a democratic country and belonging to a quad group along with Australia, Japan and the United States.

Instead, it repeatedly referred to the “development” of Ukraine.

Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced name Later on Saturday, he called it a “conflict situation” and said Modi “reiterated his call for an immediate cessation of violence and a return to dialogue.”

The Indian leader also asked Ukrainian authorities, which are fighting Russian attacks on the capital Kiev and other cities, “to help them evacuate Indian citizens quickly and safely,” the statement added.

New Delhi and Moscow maintained close ties during the Cold War, and Putin visited India late last year, along with Russia and by far India’s largest arms supplier.

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“The government’s stance on the situation in Ukraine has raised concerns in Washington,” White House press secretary Jen Saki told reporters on Friday. “We continue to communicate with Indians.”