‘Don’t patronize us’ over Ukraine, India tells Netherlands — Analysis

India has abstained from several UN General Assembly Resolutions this year on the conflict in Ukraine

TS Tirumurti (India’s Permanent Rep to the United Nations) has accused the Netherlands “patronizing”His country was publicly criticised by the UK ambassador from the Netherlands for not supporting UN General Assembly resolutions regarding the conflict in Ukraine.

“Kindly, don’t be patronizing us Ambassador. We are experts in what to do.” Tirumurti wroteA tweet was sent to Karel Van Oosterom, the Dutch Ambassador on Thursday.

Tirumurti’s tweet came in response to van Oosterom’s (now-deleted) warning that India “should not have abstained”From votes that concern Russia or the war on Ukraine, and that they should “respect the UN Charter.”

New Delhi is reluctant to end ties with Moscow despite repeated pressures and calls to do so. 

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India has abstained in multiple UN General Assembly votes and resolutions this year. The vote to expel Russia from UN Human Rights Council was moved by the US on April 5.

India, along with its supporters, abstained in March’s vote. It condemned Russia for the humanitarian situation in Russia and stated that the priority should be the cessation or end of hostilities.

In the following: statementTirumurti reiterated India’s position on Wednesday during the UN Security Council meeting about Ukraine. “Staying on the path to dialogue and diplomacy.”The The only way outThe crisis.

“India remains on the side of peace and therefore believes that there will be no winning side in this conflict and, while those impacted by this conflict will continue to suffer, diplomacy will be a lasting casualty,”He stated.

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South Asia’s nation enjoys strong trade relations with Russia. It has received arms from Moscow under previous agreements. The current circumstances are an opportunity for cooperation to be expanded, even though it was not aware of them. In spite of Washington’s pressure, the country increased its oil imports from Russia.

Russia attacked its neighbor in late February, following Kiev’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, first signed in 2014, and Moscow’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk.

In recent years, the Kremlin demands that Ukraine declares itself to be neutral so that it can join NATO. Kiev maintains that Russia’s offensive was not provoked and denies claims it planned to seize the two republics.



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