G7 Summit: PM Modi meets Zelenskyy, assures to resolve Ukraine’s conflict
20 May, 2023 | Srijita Sen
PM Narendra Modi assured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that India will do whatever it can for the resolution of the conflict between Moscow and Kyiv.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that India and “I will do whatever we can for the resolution of the conflict” between Moscow and Kyiv. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Hiroshima.
“For the past 1-1.5 years we have had telephonic conversations, but after Glasgow, we are meeting after a long time,” PM Modi said, as quoted by ANI. Notably, this is the first meeting between Modi and Zelenskyy since Russia invaded Ukraine in February last year. “Ukraine war is a big issue in the world. I don’t consider it to be just an issue of economy, politics, for me, it is an issue of humanity. India and I will do whatever we can for resolution of war,” said PM Modi.
Prior to this, the PM had telephonic conversations with both Russian PM Vladimir Putin and Zelenkskyy and New Delhi has ever since maintained a strategic ambivalence on the Ukraine crisis.
PM Narendra Modi further added, “What is the pain of the war, you know it better than us. Last year our children came from Ukraine and shared their experiences there, I came to know about your pain, the pain of the Ukrainians.”
The Prime Minister is attending the Group of Seven Summit in Japan’s Hiroshima at the invitation of the Japanese PM, Fumio Kishida.