In New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to President Volodymyr Zelenskyi over the phone on the Ukraine crisis. The Prime Minister’s Office has given this information. The PMO tweeted that PM Modi today discussed the ongoing conflict in Ukraine with Ukrainian President Zelensky over telephone.
Meanwhile, PM Modi expressed the need to end the war soon and return to the path of dialogue and diplomacy.
PM Modi once again reiterated India’s firm belief that there can be no military solution to the conflict. He informed Zelensky of India’s readiness to contribute to any peace efforts. PM Modi said that India is always ready to extend full support to any peace effort.
The Prime Minister also mentioned the importance of respecting the United Nations Charter, international law and the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries in his conversation with Zelenskiy. PM Modi emphasized this time that India attaches importance to the security of all nuclear powers, including Ukraine. He said that jeopardizing nuclear reputations could have far-reaching and devastating consequences for public health and the environment.
It is worth mentioning that the war in Ukraine has been going on for more than seven months and no settlement seems to be emerging. On Tuesday, the upper house of the Russian parliament approved the annexation treaties of four Ukrainian regions.
The Federation Council, the upper house of Russia’s parliament, voted on Tuesday to approve agreements signed with eastern Donetsk and Luhansk and southern Kherson and Zaporizhzhya regions becoming part of Russia.
Meanwhile, bodies of Russian soldiers were found on the streets of the main city of eastern Ukraine.
Russian soldiers pulled out of the city of Lymeyn over the weekend, fearing an encirclement by the Ukrainian army. That spurred action by Ukraine, which is working hard to reassert its control over Russian-occupied territories.