New Delhi, Apr 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed India-US virtual summit with US President Joe Biden.
“Our interaction is being held at a time when the situation in Ukraine is a matter of concern. A few weeks back, over 20,000 Indians were stranded in Ukraine, most of them were young students”, Modi said in the virtual interaction with Biden.
I have spoken with Presidents of both Ukraine and Russia over telephone, several times. I not only appealed to them for peace but also suggested President Putin to hold direct talks with the Ukrainian President. Detailed discussions were held over Ukraine, in our Parliament, said Modi.
Recent news of the killing of innocent citizens in Bucha city was very concerning. We immediately condemned it and also demanded an impartial probe. We hope that through the talks between Russia and Ukraine, a path for peace would come out, the PM added.
We share a strong & growing major defence partnership. The majority of our partnership is a deep connection between our people and our shared values. I want to welcome India’s humanitarian support for the people of Ukraine, said Joe Biden.