INDIA and China faced an angry backlash last night after they abstained on a UN vote to condemn the invasion of Ukraine.
Most of the world united in backing the UN General Assembly motion calling on Russia to withdraw.
But the two major powers were among 34 to abstain.
Russia was one of five countries, which included North Korea and Syria, that voted against the motion.
Boris Jonson: said: “We are unified in our abhorrence to the evil actions of Putin’s regime and stand side-by-side on the international stage as we deplore its aggression.
“Rarely has the contrast between right and wrong been so stark, 141 countries voted to condemn Putin.”
Downing Street faced calls to ditch foreign aid to countries that refuse to stand against Russia.
The PM’s spokesman had earlier hinted trade talks with India could be put on ice.
But former Tory leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith led the condemnation, saying: “In principle, I’d say keep India. All the others, we should be reducing the amount of aid.”
Ukraine’s Sergiy Kyslytsya waved the UN charter as he compared Putin to Hitler.
He added: “It is already clear the goal of Russia is not an occupation only. It’s genocide.”
Vasily Nebenzya, Russia’s permanent UN representative, repeated his country’s claims that its forces were not targeting civilian areas.
Moscow last night expelled the US Ambassador citing the expulsion last week of Russians at the UN in New York.