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Expecting India's favourable attitude in this crisis: Ukraine envoy after Russian invasion Russia-Ukraine War
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Expecting India's favourable attitude in this crisis: Ukraine envoy after Russian invasion

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 24 Feb 2022, 05:14 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Expressing "dissatisfaction" over New Delhi's position in the Moscow-Kiev conflict, Ukraine envoy to India Igor Polikha on Thursday said his country expects India's favourable attitude in the ongoing crisis, media reports said.

"I'm following all the reports on the site of your ministry and the latest advisory to your citizens in Ukraine," Polikha told reporters in the national capital.

"The recommendations and statement of your Ministry of External affairs -- that was India is closely following the development of events. We are deeply dissatisfied with this position. What does this mean -- closely following? Now, 50 people have been killed. When hundreds and thousands will be killed in this case, what will happen? Will follow more closely?" he added.

"We are expecting a much more favourable attitude of the Indian government in this crisis situation. It is the moment of truth. The moment of destiny... We are waiting, asking pleading for the assistance of India," the envoy further said.

Defying the Western appeals and outrage, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday announced a military operation in Ukraine urging the Ukrainian soldiers  to lay down their arms.

"I have made the decision of a military operation," Vladimir Putin said  in Moscow.

In an address  on national television, Putin announced military action in Donbas, urging Ukrainian forces to lay down their arms and go home, according to state-run news agencies RIA-Novosti and TASS.

Putin warned that all responsibility for any potential bloodshed will be on the conscience of the Ukrainian government, and said he was confident Russian service members will fulfill their duty.

Putin earlier had recognized the independence of self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk republics of Ukraine.