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PM Modi speaks with Ukraine President Zelensky, backs swift resolution to conflict

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PM Modi speaks to Ukraine Prez Zelensky, supports early end to conflict

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a conversation with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, expressing India’s support for peace and an early end to the conflict with Russia. Modi reiterated India’s commitment to provide humanitarian assistance guided by a “people-centric approach”.

The phone call took place after Modi spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin, where they discussed regional and global issues, including the ongoing conflict. The Ministry of External Affairs stated that Modi emphasized the need for dialogue and diplomacy to resolve the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Reports suggest that Modi played a significant role in preventing a nuclear attack by Russia on Ukraine in 2022. During a meeting with Putin at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit, Modi urged for a peaceful resolution, highlighting the importance of democracy, diplomacy, and dialogue in modern times.

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In response, Putin assured Modi that he understood India’s concerns and vowed to work towards ending the conflict. Despite blaming Ukraine for prolonging the situation, Putin acknowledged the need for resolution. India remains firm in its support for peace and diplomatic solutions in the ongoing conflict.

IANS, established in 1986, is India's largest independent news service, offering 24x7 news from India and South Asia, and a preferred source for diverse content across six business verticals.

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