India expressed concern over Ukraine crisis
India on Thursday voiced concern over the heightened tension in Ukraine,especially in view of the presence of more than 5000 Indian nationals, including about 4000 students, in the country and called for resolution of all troubles through 'constructive dialogue'.
"India has been closely following the recent events in Ukraine, which include the tragic loss of several innocent lives and a change in Government. We have been concerned at the subsequent escalation of tension, especially in view of the presence of more than 5000 Indian nationals, including about 4000 students, in different parts of Ukraine," Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement on Thursday.
"India welcomes recent efforts at reducing the tension and hopes that a solution to Ukraine's internal differences is found in a manner that meets the aspirations of all sections of Ukraine's population," it said.
The MEA said : "It would be important, in this context, for a legitimate democratic process to find full expression through free and fair elections that provide for an inclusive society. India calls for sincere and sustained diplomatic efforts to ensure that issues between Ukraine and its neighbouring countries are resolved through constructive dialogue."
(Posted on 06-03-2014)