Modi is among very few leaders who Putin listens to – What Ukraine’s Ambassador to India revealed amid attack by Russia

Amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, Ukraine’s Ambassador to India Igor Polikha said India has a “special” relationship with Russia and it can play a more proactive role in de-escalation of the situation.

He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is among very few leaders who President Vladimir Putin listens to and New Delhi can use its proximity with Moscow to control the situation.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin after Russia launched a military offensive against Ukraine, and called for an immediate cessation of violence while also stressing that India attaches the highest priority to the safe exit and return of its citizens from Ukraine.

Modi also asserted that differences between Russia and NATO can only be resolved through “honest and sincere” dialogue.

During their telephonic conversation, Prime Minister Modi also sensitised the Russian President about India’s concerns regarding the safety of the Indian citizens in…


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