Statement by Ambassador T.S. Tirumurti Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations ,

[…] We welcome the efforts underway for implementation of the “Minsk Agreements” including through the Trilateral Contact Group and under the Normandy format. We believe that the “Minsk Agreements”, provide a basis for a negotiated and peaceful settlement of the situation in Eastern Ukraine. Accordingly, we urge all parties to continue to engage through all possible diplomatic channels and keep working towards the full implementation of the “Minsk Agreements”. […]

India has been in touch with all concerned parties. It is our considered view that the issue can only be resolved through diplomatic dialogue. India’s interest is in finding a solution that can provide for immediate de-escalation of tensions taking into account the legitimate security interests of all countries and aimed towards securing long-term peace and stability in the region and beyond. More than twenty thousand Indian students and nationals live and study in different parts of Ukraine, including in its border areas. The well-being of Indian nationals is of priority to us. Läs uttalandet