United Nations, Sep 22 (PTI) India on Thursday told the UN Security Council that the need of the hour is to end the war in Ukraine and return to talks, noting that the nuclear issue is a matter of particular concern. India underlined that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had told Russian President Vladimir Putin that this period cannot be a period of war.
Ukraine’s 15-member UN Council on ‘The Fight Against Penalty’ Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar said, “The direction of the Ukraine war is a matter of grave concern to the entire international community. The projections for the future look even more troubling. The nuclear issue is particularly worrying.
The discussions took place on Thursday under the chairmanship of the French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Catherine Colonna. Significantly, leaders from all over the world have gathered at the United Nations Headquarters to attend the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
The Council’s discussion was supported by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, US Secretary of State Etni Blinken, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Britain’s Foreign Minister, Commonwealth and Development Affairs Minister James Cleverly and the Security Council. Foreign Ministers of other member countries of the
Jaishankar told the council that in this era of globalization, the effects of war are being felt even in remote areas. “We all have started feeling the rise in prices, shortage of food grains, fertilizers and fuel,” he said.
He said that especially the southern part of the world is facing more problems.