PM Modi speaks with Putin, Zelenskyy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File Photo/PIB)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 7, 2022, spoke on phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy amidst the on-going war between Russia and Ukraine.

PM Modi-Putin telecon

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in a press release that PM Modi and Putin discussed the evolving situation in Ukraine.

“President Putin briefed Prime Minister Modi on the status of negotiations between the Ukrainian and Russian teams. Prime Minister Modi welcomed the ongoing negotiations between Russia and Ukraine and expressed hope that they would lead to the cessation of the conflict. He suggested that a direct conversation between President Putin and President Zelenskyy may greatly assist the ongoing peace efforts,” the PMO release informed.

The PMO added that Prime Minister Modi conveyed his deep concern for the safety and security of the Indian students still remaining in Sumy.

“President Putin briefed Prime Minister about the on-going measures related to humanitarian corridors for facilitating the evacuation of civilians including Indian students.”

PM Modi- Zelenskyy telecon

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy briefed Prime Minister Modi in detail about the conflict situation and the on-going negotiations between Ukraine and Russia.

The PMO informed that Prime Minister Modi expressed deep concern about the on-going conflict and resultant humanitarian crisis.

“Prime Minister reiterated his call for an immediate cessation of violence and noted that India has always stood for peaceful resolution of issues and direct dialogue between the two parties.”

Prime Minister Modi also thanked Ukrainian authorities for their facilitation in evacuating more than 20000 Indian citizens from Ukraine.

He expressed deep concern for the safety and security of Indian students still remaining in Ukraine and emphasized the need for their quick and safe evacuation. (Press Release)

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