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PM Modi speaks to Russian President Putin, appeals for immediate end to violence in Ukraine

Source : Asian News International (ANI)

PM Modi speaks to Russian President Putin, appeals for immediate end to violence in Ukraine
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a telephone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the situation unfolding in Ukraine yesterday.



Prime minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a telephone call to discuss the situation unfolding in Ukraine. “Pres Putin briefed PM about the recent developments regarding Ukraine. PM reiterated his long-standing conviction that the differences between Russia & NATO can only be resolved through honest and sincere dialogue,” PMO informed as quoted by news agency ANI.

PM Modi called for an immediate end to the violence and called on all parties to make concerted efforts to return to the path of diplomatic dialogue, according to the statement from the Prime Minister’s Office.

“Concerted efforts from all sides to return to the path of diplomatic negotiations and dialogue,” said a statement from his office.

“Long-standing conviction that the differences between Russia and the NATO group can only be resolved through honest and sincere dialogue,” the statement read.

PM also discussed India’s concerns regarding the safety of Indian citizens in Ukraine.

“The leaders agreed that their officials and diplomatic teams would continue to maintain regular contacts on issues of topical interest,” the statement added.

Prior on Thursday, PM Modi, Thursday led a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS). The meeting was attended by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Home minister Amit Shah and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.

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