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Russia’s U.N. Envoy thanks India, others, for not supporting Ukraine dialogue at UNSC


‘As we expected, it [ the discussion] was nothing but a PR stunt, classic example of megaphone diplomacy’, says Dmitry Polyanskiy on Twitter

After India abstained from a procedural vote calling for a dialogue on Ukraine — initiated by the U.S. — on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Monday, First Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN, Dmitry Polyanskiy thanked the nation publicly. New Delhi finds itself trying to stability the pursuits of each its companions — Washington and Moscow — within the unfolding state of affairs alongside Ukraine’s borders.

“ As we expected, it [ the discussion] was nothing but a PR stunt, classic example of ‘megaphone diplomacy’. No facts, only allegations and unsubstantiated claims. U.S. diplomacy at its worst [ thumbs down symbol],” Mr. Polyanskiy stated on Twitter.

“ Thanks to 4 of our colleagues,” he stated, posting symbols of the flags of China, India, Kenya and Gabon, “ who were brave to withstand U.S. hand-twisting before the vote.”

China voted in opposition to the movement to debate the matter, whereas the opposite three international locations abstained.

Mr. Polyanskiy’s tweet additionally retweeted (i.e., responded to) tweets from his American counterpart, Linda-Thomas-Greenfield, who stated the U.S. had introduced the difficulty to the us to “prevent a crisis before it is upon us.”

Russia has amassed 100,000 troops alongside Ukraine’s borders however denies allegations by the West, led by the U.S., that it’s planning one other invasion of Ukraine.. It has sought ensures from the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO, the West’s safety alliance), that it’s going to not increase to incorporate Ukraine , and that it’s going to rollback its presence and operations in Eastern Europe.

Although it abstained on the vote on Monday, India, by way of its Permanent Representative to the U.N., T.S. Tirumurti, referred to as for an “immediate de-escalation of tensions” bearing in mind the safety considerations of all events. It additionally referred to as for “ quiet and constructive diplomacy.” The strategy of each Washington and the West, in addition to Moscow, has been excessive on rhetoric.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov are resulting from communicate on Tuesday and the State Department confirmed that the U.S. had acquired a written response from Moscow to its (written) proposals.

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