On Monday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will speak via phone with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.
New Delhi: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will call Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday (March 7). PM Modi’s call to Ukraine’s President comes in the wake of several appeals, notably from Ukraine’s foreign minister, for the country to take a more active role in the crisis resolution.
Ukraine’s Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kuleba, requested the Prime Minister to contact Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop the escalating invasion of his country over the weekend.
In response to a WION question, Ukraine foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba said, “All nations that enjoy special relations with India can appeal to President Putin, PM Modi we call him to continue reaching out to President Putin and explaining to him that this war is against the interests of all.”
Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin have spoken twice.
On February 24, during his first conversation, PM called for an end to the violence and a return to diplomatic talks. Russia began its invasion of Ukraine on the same day.
While the protection of Indian citizens was the main emphasis of the meetings, PM Modi emphasised “honest and true dialogue” during the negotiations, according to the Indian side’s readout.
The largest source of concern for India is the approximately 500 Indian students trapped in Sumy.
India has initiated Operation Ganga, an evacuation mission to bring back Indian citizens who have fled the war-torn country to neighbouring nations such as Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova.
So far, 76 flights have returned approximately 15920 Indians to India as part of Operation Ganga.
Thirteen of the 76 flights have landed in the last 24 hours.
Since the alert was issued in January 2022, around 21000 Indians had left Ukraine. Out