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Russia is also abandoned by its allies, China and India, calling for an end to the war in Ukraine

Russia is also abandoned by its allies, China and India, calling for an end to

China and India have called for a negotiated end to the war in Ukraine at the United Nations, withholding support for traditional ally Russia.

After a week of pressure at the UN General Assembly, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov criticized Western countries for what he called a "grotesque" campaign against the Russians.

But no major nation has rallied behind Russia, including China, which just days before its invasion of Ukraine in February, promised an "unbreakable" bond with President Vladimir Putin.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on Russia and Ukraine to "prevent the spread of the crisis" and not affect developing countries.

"China supports all efforts for the peaceful resolution of the crisis in Ukraine. The urgent priority is to facilitate peace talks. The fundamental solution is to address the legitimate security concerns of all parties and build a balanced, effective and sustainable security architecture," Wang said.

During his visit to the UN, Wang met with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in their first talks since the start of the war.

Earlier this month, Putin acknowledged Chinese "concerns" about Ukraine during a meeting with his counterpart Xi Jinping.

India, unlike China, has a warm relationship with the United States but has historical ties to Russia, its traditional defense supplier.

"As the conflict in Ukraine continues to escalate, we are often asked whose side we are on. Our answer, every time, is fair and honest, India is on the side of peace and will stand firm there. We are on the side that calls for dialogue and diplomacy as the only way out," said India's foreign minister, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.

Source: AL Jazzera


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