US calls India's stand on Russian sanctions 'deeply disappointing'

Comments regarded as a deepening rift between the security partners as Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov traveled to Delhi for talks.


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Eric Martin and Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Bloomberg
The U.S. and Australia criticized India for considering a Russian proposal that would undermine sanctions imposed by America and its allies, showing a deepening rift between the emerging security partners as Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov traveled to Delhi for talks. 
“Now is the time to stand on the right side of history, and to stand with the United States and dozens of other countries, standing up for freedom, democracy and sovereignty with the Ukrainian people, and not funding and fueling and aiding President Putin’s war,” Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo told reporters in Washington on Wednesday. She called reports of the arrangement “deeply disappointing,” while adding that she hadn’t seen details.

Dan Tehan, Australia’s trade minister who also spoke at the

First Published: Mar 31 2022 | 08:50 AM IST

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