No longer silent: China and India issued a statement on Ukraine

Katerina Chernovol 18:52, 10.10.22 UNIAN

Representatives of China and India called for dialogue and an end to the conflict.

China and India called for dialogue after the missile attack on Ukraine / photo Vyacheslav RatynskyChina and India called for dialogue after the missile attack on Ukraine / photo Vyacheslav Ratynsky

China and India, having previously refrained from criticizing Russia’s war against Ukraine, called for de-escalation and dialogue after a massive missile attack on Ukraine on Monday, October 10. 

It is reported by The New York Times.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said in a press briefing that “all countries deserve respect for their sovereignty and territorial integrity.” She added that “it is necessary to support all efforts that contribute to the peaceful resolution of the crisis.”

For his part, Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi said New Delhi would offer support in efforts to end hostilities.

“India is deeply concerned about the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine, including attacks on infrastructure and the death of civilians,” Bagchi said.

The war in Ukraine and more than 7 months of Vladimir Putin’s aggression have put Moscow’s few allies in a difficult position. Recently, China and India have increasingly sought to distance themselves from the Russian president, even despite the lack of direct criticism of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The aforementioned countries continued to cooperate with the Kremlin in the economic sphere, including by purchasing large amounts of Russian oil. 

War in Ukraine: the role of China and India

China and India are among the few countries that continue economic cooperation with Russia after the start of a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine.

At the same time, during the Shanghai Economic Summit, which was held in Uzbekistan in September 2022, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Russian President Vladimir Putin in a personal meeting that now is not the time for war. Modi told the Russian dictator of the need to “take the path of peace” and reminded him of the importance of “democracy, diplomacy and dialogue.” At the same time, Chinese leader Xi Jinping expressed to Putin his concern about the protracted war in Ukraine. 

As UNIAN reported earlier, military expert Oleg Zhdanov  predicts that in a few years part of Russia will pass to China. He believes that this can happen, including through referendums.

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6 comments

  1. “India is deeply concerned about the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine, including attacks on infrastructure and the death of civilians,” Bagchi said.
    ~This is not an escalation, Ukrainian infrastructure has been targeted and civilians have been targeted, maimed and killed for over 8 years now.

  2. Meaningless words from the leaders of these supporters of terrorism. Perhaps secondary sanctions will get these bastards to ditch the support for russia.

  3. If they were so concerned, then they should end all economic ties with mafia land. No one is stopping them.

  4. Rather than cutting economic ties with the Kremlin, India has undermined Western sanctions by increasing its purchases of Russian oil, coal and fertilizer — giving Putin a vital financial lifeline.
    New Delhi has repeatedly abstained from votes condemning Russia at the United Nations — providing Moscow with a veneer of international legitimacy. And in August, India participated in Russia’s large-scale Vostok military exercises alongside China, Belarus, Mongolia and Tajikistan.Last week, India abstained from another UN draft resolution condemning Russia over its sham referendums

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