For the first time, India votes against Russia in UNSC during procedural vote on Ukraine
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India for the first time on August 24 voted against Russia during a “procedural vote” at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Ukraine.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- The UNSC held a meeting to take stock of the six-month-old Russia-Ukraine conflict on the 31st anniversary of Ukraine's independence.
A procedural vote was requested regarding the participation of the Ukrainian President in the meeting held by video tele-conference.
The 15-member UNSC invited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to address a meeting through a video tele-conference.
This is the first time India has voted against Russia on the Ukraine-Russia issue since Russian military action began in February.
So far, India has not participated in the UN Security Council on Ukraine due to the displeasure of the Western powers led by the United States.
Western countries, including the US, have imposed major economic and other sanctions on Russia after the attack on Ukraine.
India has so far not criticised Russia for its aggression against Ukraine.
India has repeatedly called on Russia and Ukraine to return to the path of diplomacy and dialogue.
India has also expressed its support for all diplomatic efforts to end the conflict between the two countries.
About UNSC :
It was established in 1945 by the United Nations Charter.
It is one of the six major organs of the United Nations.
The other 5 organs of the United Nations are - the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the Trusteeship Council, the Economic and Social Council, the International Court of Justice and the Secretariat.
It has five permanent members - China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, collectively known as the P5.
India is currently a non-permanent member of the UNSC for a two-year term, which expires in December.
Any one of them can veto a resolution.
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