New York (USA) : India once again expressed deep concern over the situation in Ukraine on Monday and called for a cessation of all hostilities while backing efforts to alleviate the sufferings of the people of Ukraine especially encouraging talks between Kyiv and Moscow.
Speaking at the UNSC Arria-formula meeting on Ukraine, Counsellor in India's Permanent Mission to the UN Pratik Mathur said India remains deeply concerned over the situation in Ukraine. “We support all efforts to alleviate the sufferings of the people of Ukraine especially encouraging talks between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. We believe that no solution can arrive at the cost of innocent lives. We continue to reiterate that the global order is anchored on international law, UN charter, and respect for territorial integrity and sovereignty of states,” he said. “India remains deeply concerned over the situation in Ukraine. The conflict has resulted in the loss of lives and countless miseries for its people, particularly for women, children, and the elderly. With millions becoming homeless and forced to take shelter in neighbouring countries. From the beginning of a conflict, India has been consistently calling for complete secession of all hostilities and advocated the part of peace, dialogue, and diplomacy,” he added.