Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reiterated India’s call for a ceasefire and diplomatic talks between Russia and Ukraine at the G20 Summit in Indonesia.
“I have repeatedly said that we have to find a way to return to the path of ceasefire and diplomacy in Ukraine,” Modi said. “The need of the hour is to show concrete and collective resolve to ensure peace, harmony and security in the world.”
Russia had launched an invasion of Ukraine on February 24. The Kremlin described its actions as a “special operation” to demilitarise and “de-Nazify” Ukraine. However, Kyiv and several Western nations have said that this is a baseless pretext for a war of choice by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
According to the United Nations Human Rights Office, the conflict has killed at least 6,557 persons as of November 14 in Ukraine. On the Russian side, 5,937 soldiers have died, according to the country’s military.
In Tuesday’s address, Modi said that the onus of creating a new world order for the post-Covid world lies on the shoulder of incumbent leaders.
At the @g20org Summit this morning, spoke at the session on Food and Energy Security. Highlighted India’s efforts to further food security for our citizens. Also spoke about the need to ensure adequate supply chains as far…