India & China abstain, Russia vetoes UN vote against Putin's annexations
India abstains in the UN vote over Russia’s proclaimed annexations in Ukraine. In the explanation of the vote, India's UN ambassador Ruchira Kamboj said that we are "deeply disturbed" by the recent turn of events in Ukraine. Ruchira Kamboj added during her speech that India has always advocated that no solution can ever arrive at the cost of human lives. The statement was made in response to a draft resolution tabled in the UNSC condemning Russia's' illegal referenda' and annexation of 4 Ukrainian territories. The draft resolution was tabled by the U.S. and Albania at the United Nations Security Council. The resolution failed to get adopted as Russia vetoed it. Of the 15-nation council, 10 nations voted for the resolution against Russia, while China, Gabon, India, and Brazil abstained. Details in this report.