"Disappointed" With India Abstaining UN Vote On Russia: US Congressman

Washington: A US Congressman on Thursday said that he is "disappointed" with India's decision to abstain from the United Nations voting on Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Republican Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick from Pennsylvania told CNN in an interview that it is necessary to hold countries accountable who are dragging their feet on Russia.

“I met, just yesterday, with the Ambassador of India, regarding their abstention at the UN, which we're very disappointed in,” Fitzpatrick said, referring to his meeting with New Delhi's envoy here Taranjit Singh Sandhu.

“Holding other countries accountable that are dragging their feet. We got reports this morning that Germany is hesitant, on a complete oil embargo, out of Russia,” he said in response to a question when asked about what the United States needs to do on Russia.

“It starts with holding Vladimir Putin, and the Russian government, accountable. By completely tightening the noose on sanctions, we have not yet done that,” he said.