India calls for ‘humanitarian access’ to areas of armed conflict in Ukraine | world news

India on Tuesday (local time) reiterated its call for unhindered humanitarian access to areas of armed conflict in Ukraine.

“India remains deeply concerned about the current situation, which continues to deteriorate since the outbreak of hostilities. We reiterate our call for unhindered humanitarian access to areas of armed conflict in Ukraine,” the Permanent Representative of Ukraine said. India to the United Nations, TS Tirumurti. UNSC briefing on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine.

Tirumurti said there was an urgent need to meet the humanitarian needs of the affected population in Ukraine.

He went on to say that “in this regard, the initiatives of the UN and its agencies such as OCHA and WFP have reinforced ongoing efforts. We also note the decision of EU countries that have accepted a transit without permits for humanitarian transporters to Ukraine”. “

“We hope that the international community will continue to respond positively to the humanitarian needs of the Ukrainian people, including by providing generous support for the Secretary-General’s Flash Appeal and the Regional Response Plan for Refugees in Ukraine,” he said. declared.

Considering the dire humanitarian situation unfolding in Ukraine, India has already sent more than 90 tons of humanitarian supplies to Ukraine and its neighbours.

These supplies included medicine and other essential relief materials for the refugees. We are providing more humanitarian aid in the coming days, including providing essential medicines, Tirumurti stressed.

He added that it was important that humanitarian action was always guided by the principles of humanitarian assistance. i.e. humanity. neutrality, impartiality and independence – embedded as they are at the heart of the UN Guiding Principles for Humanitarian Assistance. “These measures should not be politicized,” he added.

Tirumurti said the conflict is already impacting the global economy, especially many developing countries, including through the disruption of supply chains. Its negative impact on energy and commodity prices is obvious.

“We reiterate our call for the immediate cessation of hostilities throughout Ukraine. Our Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) has repeated this many times and stressed that there is no other option but the path of dialogue and diplomacy,” he said.

“We continue to emphasize that the global order is anchored in international law, the Charter of the United Nations and respect for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of States.”

Tirumurti further said: “We call for a deliberate engagement of both parties in the ongoing talks. We hope that an agreement can be reached quickly. It is clearly in our collective interest to find a solution that can allow an immediate de-escalation. tensions aimed at ensuring long-term peace and stability in the region and beyond.”