‘This era is not for wars. I already talked to you on the phone about this. Today is an opportunity to discuss how progress can be made towards peace. India and Russia have been close to each other for decades. We discussed bilateral relations and other issues of both the countries on several occasions. Let us find ways to solve the problems of food, energy security and fertilizers,’ Modi suggested.
After the meeting with Putin, Modi tweeted, ‘We discussed the matter of taking India-Russia cooperation further in the fields of trade, energy, defense etc. We also talked about bilateral and global issues’. Meanwhile, Putin said that he understood India’s concern regarding the war in Ukraine. However, Putin claimed that Ukraine has withdrawn from the negotiation process and that the country intends to achieve its goals through war.
“We are aware of your position and concerns on the issue of Ukraine. We will keep you updated on what is happening there. We will do our best to end this conflict as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the adversary, Ukraine’s leadership has announced that it is rejecting the negotiation process. It has stated that it wants to achieve its goals through military means in the field of war.” Said that.
Meanwhile, since the war against Ukraine, India has not publicly criticized Russia so far. It is known that India has on many occasions called upon Ukraine and Russia to take the initiative to resolve the dispute through discussions and consultations. The resolutions against Russia on the issue of Ukraine at the UN are far away.