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Russia acknowledges India’s stand on Ukraine crisis

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Russia on Friday acknowledged India’s position on the Ukraine’s crisis, amid surge in tensions between the NATO countries and Moscow over the situation in the eastern European nation. The reaction came a day after India said at the United Nations Security Council that “quite and constructive diplomacy” is the requirement of the time and that any step that could intensify the tensions should be avoided.

As per the Russian embassy in India, “We welcome #India’s balanced, principled and independent approach.”


During a meeting at the United Nations Security Council on the Ukraine situation, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN T S Tirmurti on Thursday spoke for an immediate de-escalation of the situation.

In Delhi, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi also said that India had supported an immediate de-escalation of tensions and resolutions of the situation via sustained diplomatic dialogue.

On Wednesday, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) set up a control room to provide information and assistance to Indian nationals in Ukraine. In addition, the Indian embassy in Ukraine has also set up a 24-hour helpline for Indians in the eastern European nation.

Russia has deployed around 100,000 troops nearby its borders with Ukraine besides sending warships to the Black Sea for naval exercises, targeting concerns among the NATO countries about a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine.

At the same time, Russia is denying of any plans to invade Ukraine.

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