UN, September 30 – Novosti. China and India abstained from voting in the UN Security Council condemning the annexation of new regions to Russia, emphasizing that the Security Council of the world organization should reduce tension, not escalate it.
“China is abstaining from voting on the resolution,” said Zhang Jun , Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of China to the UN .
He stressed that the UN Security Council must be objective and impartial, and the parties to the conflict must find a way to a diplomatic settlement. The actions of the UN Security Council should be aimed at defusing the situation and resolving the crisis, and not vice versa, the diplomat said.
For its part, India’s representative to the UN confirmed that the country is abstaining from voting. “The escalation of rhetoric and tension is in no one’s interest, it is important to find a way to return to negotiations. Taking into account the whole evolving situation, India is abstaining from the vote,” she said.
The West, not recognizing the referenda on joining Russia, is showing double standards, Russian Permanent Representative Vasily Nebenzya pointed out earlier in the UN Security Council , recalling the recognition of Kosovo . There are other examples in history of the recognition by the West of the separation and annexation of territories without the consent of the states to which they belonged. Texas seceded from Mexico in 1836 and then became part of the United States ; in 1990 and 1991, Slovenia and Croatia held referendums on independence from Yugoslavia without the consent of its authorities and were recognized; In 1991, referendums on independence from the USSR were held in Estonia , onUkraine , in Georgia , Moldova , Turkmenistan , Armenia and Azerbaijan, against the will of the Soviet leadership and the entire Soviet people, who spoke in an all-Union referendum in favor of preserving the Union; and during the unification of the FRG and the GDR, no one asked the opinion of the population at all – the absorption of East Germany by West took place without a referendum.
At the same time, the results of referendums within the Western countries themselves are ignored. In 2017, 90% of the inhabitants of the autonomy voted for the independence of Catalonia from Spain , after which Madrid began large-scale repressions against supporters of independence. At the end of 2017, residents of the Italian regions of Veneto and Lombardy demanded greater autonomy from Rome in referenda , but the process of granting new powers from the central authorities stalled.