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India abstains on UNSC resolution condemning Russia’s ‘referenda’ in Ukraine

The UNSC resolution, sponsored by the United States and Albania, failed to pass the 15-member Council on Friday afternoon, despite winning ten supporting votes, after Russia used a veto to block it.

India's permanent representative to United Nations, Ruchira Kamboj at United Nations Security Council's (UNSC) briefing.

India had abstained on a draft resolution at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) condemning the "illegal so-called referenda" organized by Russia across four regions of Ukraine that Moscow formally had annexed on Friday.

Speaking at a debate in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on a resolution proposed by the United States and Albania, India’s permanent representative to the UN, Ruchira Kamboj, while reiterating New Delhi’s position in favor of peace, diplomacy and dialogue, said, “India is deeply disturbed by the recent turn of developments in Ukraine.”

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