India’s position on Ukraine concern very clear, based on six principle: Jaishankar

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday said that India’s take on the war between Ukraine and Russia is based on six principles that includes territorial integrity and humanitarian access.

Jaishankar responded to a question in Rajya Sabha and said, “Our own position on Ukraine concern is very clear, based on six principles – immediate cessation of violence, return to dialogue and diplomacy, global order anchored on international law, UN charter, territorial integrity, humanitarian access. India is sending humanitarian assistance while being in touch with the leadership of Russia, Ukraine.”

The minister informed the Upper House about the humanitarian aid sent to the Ukraine including medicines, medical equipment and relief materials.

Jaishankar said the government of India is aware of the changes in international relations when he was asked about the growing relationship between Russia and China.

Earlier, the minister spoke about the evacuation of 147 foreign nationals hailing from 18 countries under ‘Operation Ganga.’

“In line with India’s principle of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’, foreign nationals were also evacuated from conflict zones and brought to India. They included 147 citizens of 18 countries. Many Ukrainian nationals that are family members of Indian nationals have also been evacuated,” Jaishankar said in a statement in the two Houses of Parliament on ‘Situation in Ukraine’.

(With inputs from ANI)

first published:March 24, 2022, 7:50 p.m.

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