The world's largest democracy India, along with China and Pakistan are among the 35 countries who have abstained from voting on a resolution deploring in the strongest terms Russia’s actions in Ukraine and demanding that Russia “immediately, completely, and unconditionally” withdraw all of its military forces from Ukraine. Meanwhile, the resolution was adopted with 141 votes in favour.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh abstained but Nepal, Maldives, Bhutan and Afghanistan voted in favour of the resolution against Russia. Also, Moscow found support only from countries like Eritrea, Belarus, North Korea and Syria. India’s abstention and in order to find a middle ground and foster dialogue and diplomacy. India had abstained from voting, which took place against Russia.
During explanations, Indian ambassador TS Tirumurti demanded safe and uninterrupted passage for all Indians stranded in the conflict zone and said it remained India’s foremost priority. "India urges that all member states demonstrate their commitment to the principles of the UN Charter, to international law and respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity of all states,” the diplomat added.
On the other hand, there are several reports of racism and ill treatments of foreign students from Ukraine. It is known that several Nigerian students faced harsh attitudes from the Ukrainian citizens. The situation is turning hostile and a large offence will take place in the coming days.