Retired Navy Commander
- Sep 3, 2014
- Reaction score
- Pacific NW
- Political Leaning
Russia vetoed the U.S.-backed Security Council resolution condemning Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. The vote on the council was 11 nations in favor, one against and three abstentions -- China, India and the U.A.E. As a permanent member, Russia has veto power.
India’s U.N. ambassador, T.S. Tirumurti, justified his country's abstaining from a vote condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by saying that “diplomacy was given up.” Dialogue is the only way to end hostilities, he said. “It is a matter of regret that diplomacy was given up. For these reasons, India has chosen to abstain from this resolution.”
I'm surprised by the gutlessness of India. Shame on them.