India advocates part of dialogue & diplomacy over the Russia-Ukraine crisis; calls for cessation of all hostilities
Amid the ongoing Ukraine-Russia conflict, India at the UN Security Council (UNSC) meeting on Friday reiterated that it remained “deeply concerned” over the humanitarian situation in the war-torn country.
Speaking at the Arria-Formula meeting, Indian Permanent Representative Pratik Mathur said, “India remains deeply concerned over the ongoing situation in Ukraine. The conflict has resulted in the loss of lives & countless mysteries for people, particularly for women, children & the elderly.”
He said, “We believe no solution can arrive at the cost of innocent lives. We are consistently calling for a complete cessation of all hostilities & advocating the part of dialogue & diplomacy.”
He further added, “It is in our collective interest to work constructively both inside the United Nations & outside towards seeking an early resolution to this conflict,” the Indian representative at the UN said. Notably, Mathur stood by India’s stance and refrained from deploring the war, and stressed the far-reaching humanitarian problems that are triggered by the nearly 150-day running conflict.
Mathur highlighted that amid the conflict, which deteriorated progressively, countless human lives and property have been lost while innumerable others are at stake and also advocated for a peaceful negotiation to immediately cease the ongoing violence.
He further noted that the battle has impacted millions. He stressed that thousands became homeless and were forced to take shelter in neighboring countries ever since the conflict began.
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