NEW DELHI: India has decided to abstain from the UNSC resolution on the Ukraine issue. India called upon all member states to honour the principles enshrined in the UN Charter, international law, and respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity.
China has also abstained from the vote, but Beijing has virtually defended the Russian action.
11 countries supported it with India, UAE, and China choosing to abstain from the vote.
"We believe that one country’s security cannot be at the expense of the security of others and that regional security should not rely on muscling up or even expanding military blocs. The legitimate security concerns of all countries should be respected," said Chinese Ambassador Zhang Jun.
US, France, and UK are expected to push this resolution before the UN General Assembly to ensure global condemnation of the Russian attack on Ukraine.