Russian missile attack on crowded Ukrainian shopping center: India calls civilian death “very disturbing”

United Nations, June 29: In the aftermath of a Russian missile attack on a crowded Ukrainian shopping center, India called the death of a civilian “very uneasy.” India’s Deputy Permanent Representative R. Rabindra said on Tuesday: “Reports of civilian deaths in the ongoing Russian-Ukraine conflict are very alarming and we express serious concern in this regard. Targeting in the context of armed conflict.”

“The issue of civilian protection in armed conflict should be considered within the framework of applicable international law,” he said, briefing on the situation in Ukraine without appointing Russia as the perpetrator of the attack. Said in. Ukraine: Russian missiles struck Kremenchuk shopping mall, killing at least 16 people.

A missile attack on the Clementuk shopping center on Monday killed at least 18 people and left 21 missing while injuring the score. India has taken a delicate position to criticize Moscow for Russia’s invasion of Russia without mentioning it in diplomats’ remarks, but from some parts of the west, it is far enough against Russia. Faced with criticism that there is no.

However, Ravindra said in April that “India has (again) explicitly condemned the killing of civilians in Bucha and upheld a request for an independent investigation.” Hundreds of bodies were found in mass graves after Russia withdrew from Bucha in March, and reports of attacks on civilians surfaced.

“India is also sending humanitarian supplies, including medicines and other important relief supplies, to Ukraine and its neighbors,” Rabindra added. “After the missile attack in the Kremenchuk, the fall of the war was once again fully visible,” said Undersecretary Rosemary Dicarlo, while briefing the council in a stinging attack on Russia.

“This incident, which needs investigation, is the latest in a new wave of airstrikes and missile attacks in Kyiv, Chernihiv, Odesa, Mykolaiv, Kharkiv, and other cities far from the front lines, and many civilians I was killed or injured, “she said.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, speaking through a video link, declared Russia a “state sponsor of terrorism” and called for punishment. He said that if another country committed the atrocities that Russia had, it would be considered a state sponsor of terrorism, but Moscow enjoyed the privilege of being a permanent member of the Council.

Russia had denied attacking a private target, so Zelensky said that Special Representative of the Secretary-General Antonio Guterres or the Commission should investigate it.

Russia’s Deputy Permanent Representative Dmitry Polyansky denied that his missiles had attacked shopping centers and targeted “high-precision attacks on warehouses equipped with US and European weapons and ammunition.”

France’s Permanent Representative Nicholas de Riviere said Russia targeted children, humanitarians and journalists while targeting civilian infrastructure, warning that “war criminals” would face justice. did.

He said Moscow uses food as a weapon, and its actions could drive one-fifth of humanity to hunger and poverty. Dicarlo said: “Price shocks in the global food, energy and fertilizer markets are escalating in a world that is already tackling the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.”

“India is committed to working constructively to mitigate the negative effects of conflict on food security,” Rabindra said. He said New Delhi provided financial assistance and edible grain to the conflict-affected countries.

He added that in the last two months, he has sent 1.8 million tonnes of wheat to several countries, including Afghanistan, Myanmar, Sudan and Yemen, in support of Sri Lanka. Rabindra said developing countries were hit hardest by the food, energy and fertilizer crises.

“When it comes to edible grains, fairness, affordability and availability” are emphasized, “open markets should not be a debate to perpetuate injustice and promote discrimination.” rice field. He said India was increasing fertilizer production.

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