China And India Distance Further From Russia

After the devastating missile attacks throughout Ukraine on Monday, India and China, two nations that have offered Russia some reprieve in the face of Western sanctions, expressed concern and reinforced demands for de-escalation and discussion.

According to Mao Ning, a spokeswoman for China’s Foreign Ministry, “all countries deserve respect for their sovereignty and territorial integrity,” and “support should be given to all efforts that are conducive to peacefully resolving the crisis.”

Her counterpart in New Delhi took the call a bit further by saying the South Asian country would provide support to efforts to quell the fighting.

“India is deeply concerned at the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine, including targeting of infrastructure and deaths of civilians,” said Arindam Bagchi, the spokesman for India’s Ministry of External Affairs.

The declarations are viewed as being the latest evidence that both countries are attempting to distance themselves from Russia as the conflict in Ukraine continues.

President Vladimir Putin’s ongoing aggression in Ukraine has put his remaining allies in a precarious position. China and India have progressively distanced themselves from Putin, even as they avoided directly condemning his invasion of Ukraine and continued to interact with Moscow economically, particularly by purchasing more Russian oil while Europe has reduced its purchases.

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