Following a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has decided to send Union Ministers Hardeep Puri, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Kiren Rijiju and Gen VK Singh to travel to Ukraine’s neighbouring countries to coordinate evacuation missions and help students stranded in the war-torn area.
On Sunday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky agreed on Ukrainian officials taking part in talks with Russia “without preconditions,” even as Russian President Vladimir Putin further escalated tensions by placing his nuclear forces on alert. “The Ukrainian delegation would meet with the Russian delegation without preconditions on the Ukrainian-Belarusian border, near the Pripyat River,” Zelensky announced on his official Telegram channel.
The United Nations Security Council is set to hold a special emergency session of the UN General Assembly on the ongoing crisis on Monday. It will then vote on a resolution later this week to “hold Russia accountable” for the violation of the UN charter. During a procedural vote to hold the meeting, 11 countries voted in favour; India, China and the UAE abstained from voting and Russia voted against the resolution. The UNSC will also be meeting on Monday to discuss the humanitarian impact of the invasion.