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India abstains from voting on UNSC resolution condemning Russia’s invasion, assaults in Ukraine

An injured woman being evacuated as Russia bombs a civilian apartment complex in Chuhuiv, near Kharkiv. [Photo: Twitter/ Alexander Lourie]

As invasion of Ukraine intensifies with widespread assaults being reported including in Kyiv’s northern suburbs, India abstained from voting on a UN Security Council resolution that condemned Russia’s military assaults against Ukraine and demanded the withdrawal of Russian forces from the neighbouring country.

On Friday, the UN Security Council voted on the draft resolution sponsored by the US and Albania and supported by several other nations including Poland, Italy, Germany, Estonia, Luxembourg and New Zealand.

Eleven countries voted in favour of the resolution while three countries, including India, abstained.

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