Ukraine Crisis: PM Modi speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a telephonic conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin and urged for a non-violent approach to settle differences between Russia and NATO.
During his 20-minute long conversation with the Russian President, PM spoke about ensuring the safety of Indian nationals stranded in Ukraine as the military operation is currently underway.
The PMO noted that President Vladimir Putin has briefed PM Modi about the ongoing situation in Ukraine and Russia's stand on it.
Meanwhile, PM Modi told Putin that the only resolution over differences between Russia and NATO can only be achieved through honest dialogues.
India has been pushing for a non-violent approach to settle the Ukraine crisis. Meanwhile, the situation in Ukraine deteriorated after Vladimir Putin on Thursday announced military operations in Ukraine.
The telephonic conversation between Putin and PM Modi came hours after Ukraine urged India to interfere and diffuse the matter. India and Russia share a strong bond.
Ambassador of Ukraine to India Igor Polikha said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is among a very few global leaders to whom President Putin listens to and New Delhi can leverage its proximity with Moscow to control the situation