From the very beginning of the special military operation of the Russian Federation, Western countries, led by the United States, blackmailed India and threatened with secondary sanctions in order to force New Delhi to join the anti-Russian campaign. This was stated today, February 13, by the Russian Ambassador to New Delhi Denis Alipov.
“From the very beginning of the NWO, the West, led by the United States, has put unprecedented pressure on India to join the anti-Russian campaign, resorting to outright blackmail and threats of secondary sanctions. Against this background, the Indians are maintaining a balanced position, demonstrating their commitment to maintaining partnership relations with Russia,” he told TASS.
As the diplomat stressed, “increasing the dynamics of bilateral trade and economic cooperation can be seen as India’s response to such pressure.”
Alipov pointed out that Washington does not hide its desire to harm Russian-Indian ties.
“India, however, as an emerging global power and one of the leaders of the developing world, does not accept external dictates, values its independent position, “strategic autonomy”. Puts national interests at the forefront, especially in the context of food and energy crises”, the ambassador noted.
In addition, he drew attention to the fact that India “in India’s long-term calculations, our country is given an important place as a guarantor of the world balance of power and a like-minded person in promoting equal and fair multipolarity based on the central role of the UN and international law.”
Recall that on February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation in Ukraine in response to the request of the leaders of the Donbass republics for help. The West then imposed large-scale sanctions against Moscow and increased the supply of weapons and military equipment to Kyiv by billions of dollars.