New York: In the backdrop of the Indian Army's surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan has been trying hard to make its voice heard at the United Nations.
However, in a big blow to Pakistan's demands, Russia's Ambassador to the UN and Council president for October, Vitaly Churkin, said the UN Security Council has not been discussing the escalating tensions between India and Pakistan.
"I don't want to go there, don't want to go there. No no please, I don't want to go there," Churkin said as he quickly interrupted a question on India and Pakistan tensions during a press briefing on Monday.
When asked why he would not comment on the issue, Churkin said, "Because I am President of the Security Council. The Security Council has not been discussing it (the India-Pakistan situation).”
"Sorry sir, I don't want to go there. No comment, no comment, sorry please," Churkin said.
When asked again why he and Russia were "so reluctant" to discuss the India-Pakistan situation, Churkin said, "I'm sure you know. There are so many other things."
Churkin's remarks come as a clear snub to Pakistan, which had approached the UNSC just last week on the surgical strikes conducted by India as well as on the Kashmir issue.
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