During the meet in UNSC, the permanent representative of India at UNSC TS Trimurti said the following regarding India’s stance.
“The escalation of tension along the border of Ukraine with the Russian Federation is a matter of deep concern. These developments have the potential to undermine peace and security of the region.”
“We call for restraint on all sides.We’re convinced that this issue can only be resolved through diplomatic dialogue.We need to give space to recent initiatives undertaken by parties which seek to diffuse tensions. ”
” Safety & security of civilians essential. More than 20,000 Indian students& nationals live&study in different parts of Ukraine, incl in its border areas. The well-being of Indians is of priority to us. “
“We strongly emphasize the vital need for all sides to maintain international peace and security by exercising the utmost restraint and intensifying diplomatic efforts to ensure that a mutually amicable solution is arrived at the earliest. ”
Russia has recognised independence of breakaway regions in Ukraine and sent it’s forces as peacekeeping force officially.