By XHABIR DERALLA / CIVIL MEDIA
The Summit of the 20 biggest economies (G20) is an important global event that gives beat to the world’s economic, but also social-political events and processes. This year, the Summit was held in India’s capital Delhi, with the theme “One Earth – One Family- One Future”. This big event wasn’t attended by the heads of Russia and China, but they did have their own representatives.
A themes inspired by the ancient Upanishads
As is written on G20’s website, the theme of India’s G20 Presidency – “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” or “One Earth · One Family · One Future” – is drawn from the ancient Sanskrit text of Maha Upanishad.
In principle, the theme affirms the value of all life – human, animal, plant, and microorganisms – and their interconnectedness on the planet Earth and in the wider universe.
Respect for microorganisms, but…
But this philosophical position through which deep respect is promoted for all life in the world and the universe, including also for microorganisms, has showed too little respect for the enormous human sacrifices in Ukraine, under the brutal terror of the Russian military machinery.
What’s it about?
Just like after any event where views are exchanged and strategies presented, this too ended with a Declaration, which the Indian Prime Minister with unhidden satisfaction announced to be “accepted with a 100% consensus”. The Summit and the Declaration announce several significant global processes that have the potential to change world economic, but also social-political courses.
A dangerous compromise with the terrorist state
The very text of the Declaration, which the Indian Prime Minister is proud of being a success, because it is acceptable for all, brought an extremely unpleasant surprise
– a drastic change of the vocabulary in terms of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.
In other words, the text of the Delhi Declaration had to be acceptable for Russia, regardless of whether it would be equally acceptable for Ukraine as well.
Respect for microorganisms, but not also for Ukrainian human lives!
The biggest and most powerful democracies have made a dangerous compromise with the terrorist state, as well as with states that show leniency or in different ways support Russia’s brutal and genocidal war against Ukraine.
If the Declaration from the Summit in Bali, 2022, strongly and with appall condemned the Russian aggression, then the one from Delhi is something completely the opposite.
The Delhi Declaration – encouraging Rashism
In the Declaration published on September 9, the big 20 express “deep concern about the immense human suffering and the adverse impact of wars and conflicts around the world”.
This position is formulated in such a way that each state, including the aggressors as well, can interpret it as it suits them. The Declaration in no way condemns the Russian aggression.
The lamenting about the “immense human suffering” doesn’t mean anything. On the contrary, it can only mean encouragement for Moscow’s Rashism to continue with its brutality, crimes against humanity and genocide against Ukraine. And anywhere in the world.
Regardless of whether some want to interpret it as an attempt to avoid antagonism between Moscow and the West, it’s about, one could say, a shameful compromise. The Indian Prime Minister has nothing to be proud of, though the intentions to use the Summit’s “success” for domestic, pre-election goals are obvious.
The cynicism of the Indian diplomacy: For Ukraine – without Ukraine
Nevertheless, such development of events could be expected, completely different from the Summit in Bali, 2022, during the Indonesian G20 Presidency. In Bali, Ukrainian President Zelensky was invited to represent his country. In Delhi, Ukraine was not invited.
So much for the principle “it will never be decided about Ukraine, without Ukraine”.
The cynicism of India’s diplomacy goas so far as to deny even the very intention of making a compromise declaration with the washed-up rhetoric for Russia to agree and sign. For India’s foreign minister, asked by a journalist of BBC if this is happening because of the need for a Russian signature, it concernsa “different situation”.
“I would only say Bali was Bali, and New Delhi is New Delhi. Bali was a year ago, the situation was different. Many things have happened since then”, said India’s External Affairs Minister Jaishankar.
He is unskillfully trying to manipulate the world public, saying that the geopolitical segment of the Declaration has eight paragraphs, of which seven are focused on the Ukrainian issue.
All the more so, to write about Ukraine and not offer anywhere a formulation that would offer at least a hint of condemnation for the genocidal aggression against Ukraine and the threat to world peace and stability, is a rude and cynical play with elementary logic, and even more so with humanity! And all this hidden behind “respect for life”, including microorganisms as well.
Russia is waging a war against Ukraine and the democratic world – the Delhi Declaration has no answer
The world is witnessing a brutal aggression against Ukraine that was started and is being led by no none other than Russia. At the same time, Putin has also entered into a fierce confrontation against NATO and the democratic West– with propaganda and hybrid attacks.
Why is a declaration now being unanimously adopted that not with a single word mentions that it is a Russian military aggression against independent, democratic and sovereign Ukraine?
It seems that G20 has no answer this year, contrary to the motto of the presiding state: One Earth· One Family · One Future.
Cynical indeed, isn’t it?
Once again, we have seen the power of weapons and genocidal strategies at work. Political declarations are created according to how much the aggressor can agree with their meaning and how much they can declare diplomatic and political victory, and not what the facts of reality are.
We remain to respond to this cynicism with a cynical question: Did war crimes and respect for microorganism win in Delhi?
Translation: N. Cvetkovska