Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov backed India for becoming permanent member of the UN Security Council. While addressing the 77th United Nations General Assembly, Lavrov said, We see prospective of making Security Council more democratic via representation of countries from Africa, Asia & Latin America. India and Brazil, in particular, are key international actors and should be counted for permanent membership in the council.
While addressing the Assembly, Lavrov accused Western countries of throwing a fit over the referendum that is being conducted in Russian-controlled areas of Ukraine on becoming a part of their federation. The Russian Foreign Minister said the crises surrounding the war were growing, and the international situation was rapidly deteriorating, but instead of having an honest dialogue and searching for a compromise, the West was undermining confidence in international institutions and encouraging negative tendencies within the United Nations as well.He said the United States was trying to turn the whole world into its backyard, and together with its partners, punishing dissenters from its world view, through what he called illegal unilateral sanctions which violate the UN Charter, and hurt poor citizens in poorer countries, targeting their medicines, vaccines and food imports.