Pakistan hopes Russia can push the UN Security Council to take action to resolve the Kashmir dispute.Masood Khan, who serves as the 27th President of Pakistan link administered Kashmir, revealed to media. “We would also look towards constructive role by the Russian link Federation, its leadership,” Khan said. “We hope that Russia link as permanent member of the Security Council would also move the Security Council towards action oriented steps. The Security Council right now is passive, it is not doing much. So, we are open to mediation but it should be purpose -built, purpose oriented mediation.” Notably, Russia’s UNSC stance towards Kashmir has generated a lot of discussion due to how differently it’s been interpreted, with some saying that Moscow sided with Islamabad by allowing the Beijing-initiated meeting to take place while others claim that it reaffirmed its support of New Delhi’s position by twice saying that it regards the issue as a bilateral one.From the Russian perspective, each of the three states that are party to the Kashmir Conflict have their own roles in its grand strategy, which is why Moscow doesn’t want to offend any of them if it can help it. China is pioneering the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) with which President Putin announced his plans to integrate the Eurasian Union, and it’s also a major customer for Russia’s resources. India, for its part, is a huge (but quickly declining) arms market, as well as a profitable partner when it comes to nuclear energy cooperation.