Congressman Ami Bera believes that India should not purchase Russian oil1 min read
He also voiced dissatisfaction with India’s decision not to denounce Russia at the United Nations.
The Chairman of the US House of Representatives subcommittee on the Asian region and non-proliferation issues, Indian American Congressman Ami Bera, has criticised India’s reported consideration of Russian oil purchases at a time when most countries around the world have taken a stand against Russia. He was also disappointed that India had not condemned Russia in the United Nations.
“As the senior Indian American member of Congress, I was very disappointed by India’s decision to abstain from a United Nations General Assembly resolution denouncing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine”. According to Indian American Congressman Sanjay Bera, India was one of 35 countries who voted against a United Nations General Assembly resolution denouncing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. He called it “much worse” that India was attempting to circumvent UN sanctions by purchasing oil from Russia at a reduced price, therefore providing Vladimir Putin with an “economic lifeline”.