Saudi Arabia Fosters Ties with Russia Despite Ukraine Crisis

Tuesday, 01 March 2022 – 15:52 GMT+7
Saudi Arabia Fosters Ties with Russia Despite Ukraine Crisis - English
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Russian President Vladimir Putin looked very close on the sidelines of the G20 Buenos Aires meeting in 2018 / Credit: ALEJANDRO PAGNI, AFP

Saudi Arabia is not the only US ally Arab country that refuses to take part in dealing with the Russia vs Ukraine conflict.

The United Arab Emirates on Sunday again showed its reluctance to condemn Russia's invasion of Ukraine, as the conflict continued into a fourth day.

"We believe that taking sides would only lead to more violence," Anwar Gargash, diplomatic adviser to President Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, tweeted.

The comments came after the UAE abstained from voting on Friday on a draft UN Security Council resolution deploring Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. The proposal did not pass because of the Russian veto.

"The UAE has a firm position regarding the United Nations, international law and the sovereignty of states, rejecting military solutions," Gargash said.

Hours before Russia launched a massive land, sea, and air strike against Ukraine on Thursday, the UAE stressed its deep friendship with Moscow.

The National, a UAE-based publication owned by a member of the royal family, has reportedly told staff not to call Russia's attack on Ukraine an invasion. (dil/mcr20/jpnn)

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