Russia 'abused' its  veto power

according to a joint statement signed by 50 countries in UN

As many as fifty counties have issued a joint statement saying that Russia "abused" its veto power by blocking a UNSC resolution condemning the Russian military action in Ukraine.

This comes after Russia on Friday vetoed a draft UN resolution on Ukraine. Russia used his VETO power being a permanent member.

The joint statement, which was read aloud by the US ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield, said this resolution was "vital and straightforward."

source : businesstandard

"Fundamentally, it was about whether the countries on the Security Council - charged with maintaining international peace and security - believe in upholding the UN Charter," the statement said.

Holding Russian President Vladimir Putin responsible, the signatories said that Russia's action amounts to "violation of the UN Charter."

The vote on Russia was 11 in favour, one against, and three abstentions. India, China, and UAE abstained from voting on the draft resolution.

India may have abstained from the vote but New Delhi has called for immediate de-escalation of the situation in Ukraine and advocated for a diplomatic solution