- Advertisement -
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Trending Stories

Putin to PM Modi on Ukraine: “Understand your concern”

20220925 173730
20220925 173730

Putin to PM Modi on Ukraine: 'Understand your concern'

India has not yet criticized Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday that now was “not a time for war” on the sidelines of a regional summit as the Ukraine war enters its ninth month.

“Your Excellency, I know that today’s time is not a time for war,” Prime Minister Modi told Putin in Samarkand as the two leaders began their first face-to-face meeting since Moscow’s forces invaded Ukraine.

Prime Minister Modi’s comments came just a day after Putin acknowledged that China, Russia’s key ally, had “concerns” about the conflict in Ukraine.

Putin told the Indian prime minister that he wanted to end the conflict in Ukraine, which started in February, as soon as possible and understood that India was worried about the fighting.

“I know your position on the conflict in Ukraine, your concerns… We will do everything to end this as soon as possible,” Putin told Modi.

The two leaders were reported to have discussed bilateral, regional and global issues on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit.

India has not yet criticized Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. New Delhi has been pushing for the crisis to be resolved through dialogue.

New Delhi and Moscow have longstanding ties dating back to the Cold War, and Russia remains by far India’s largest arms supplier.

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday China was willing to work with Russia to support “each other’s core interests,” though Putin admitted Beijing had “concerns” about the situation in Ukraine that he would address.

See also  Jet Airways' return to the skies is delayed with talk of planes in limbo

The SCO, which also includes Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, was created in 2001 as a political, economic and security organization to rival Western institutions.

Hire Us For website setup, design, tech support or any type of online work. Send Email
Follow Us On Google News Google News
Follow Us On Facebook Facebook
Follow Us On Pinterest Pinterest
Follow Us On Tumblr Tumblr
Follow Us On Telegram Telegram
Follow Us On Linkedin LinkedIN
Download Free Games Download Free Games

Leave a Response