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Escalation of hostilities is in no one’s interest — India on situation in Ukraine

India reiterated on Monday that it remains “deeply concerned” at the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine.

“India is deeply concerned at the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine, including targeting of infrastructure and deaths of civilians,” said a statement from Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi.

“We reiterate that escalation of hostilities is in no one’s interest. We urge immediate cessation of hostilities and the urgent return to the path of diplomacy and dialogue. India stands ready to support all such efforts aimed at de-escalation,” Bagchi mentioned further.

India’s statement came as Russia fired dozens of missiles targeting energy facilities throughout Ukraine, including the capital Kyiv today.

Russia’s response came two days after the Crimean Bridge explosion on October 8, which Moscow termed as a “terrorist act” conducted by Ukrainian special services which aimed at destroying the country’s civilian, critical infrastructure.

New Delhi once again reminded that it has consistently maintained since the beginning of the conflict that the global order is anchored in the principles of the UN Charter, international law, and respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all states.

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