In the backdrop of Russia-Ukraine war, India’s deputy permanent representative to the UN, R Ravindra reiterated India’s consistent stance since the beginning of the conflict that “path of diplomacy and dialogue” is the one that must prevail. He was speaking at the United National Security Council meeting on Ukraine‘s humanitarian situation on Tuesday. “When innocent human lives are at stake, diplomacy must prevail as the only viable option,” said Mr Ravindra.
In it’s address the deiplomat, expressing India’s stand said undelined the fact that the humanitarian situation in Ukraine has deteriorated further since the Security Council last discussed the issue. Despite remaining absent on major voting in the UN which is largely seen as taking sides with Russia, India sought to emphasise it’s neautral stand by sayin that as per reports coming out of Ukraine, women and children have been disproportionately impacted and they form the bulk of people who have moved to neighbouring countries and displaced internally in Ukraine.
India also highlighed it’s humanitarian help in Ukraine’s situation and said it has been sending medicines and other essential relief and will continue to provide to Ukraine. It also assessed the situation as the one impacting the region beyond conflict zone with increasing food and energy costs, especially for many developing countries.
India’s statement significantly saiid that “The food security challenges emanating from Ukraine conflict require us to respond creatively. The growing shortages can only be addressed by going beyond the constraints that bind us presently. Energy security is equally a serious concern and needs to be addressed through cooperative efforts,”