PM Modi to hold talks with Ukrainian President Zelensky and Russian President Putin today
Amid the Russia Ukraine conflict, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a telephonic conversation today with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as per the report citing government sources. News Agency ANI also reported that PM Modi will also hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin today.
This is the second time that PM Modi will hold a call with Zelensky since the conflict between Russia and Ukraine broke out. On February 26, Prime Minister Modi had a conversation with Zelensky for the first time after the full-blown war-like situation broke out between Russia and Ukraine. Earlier Prime Minister Narendra Modi also had a conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin and urged him for an immediate ceasefire and safe evacuation of the Indian students who are stuck in war-torn Ukraine.
After India took a decision to abstain from voting in the United Nations, Zelensky asked Indian Prime Minister Narendra to support Ukraine at UNSC. The Phone call between Prez Zelensky and PM Narendra Modi expectedly comes in the middle of the Indian government’s Operation to evacuate the Indian Nationals from the war-hit region. Until the past week, more than 16,000 stranded Indian Nationals have been evacuated from the war-torn region Under ‘Operation Ganga’. Apart from Kharkiv and Sumy, almost all Indians from the remaining regions of Ukraine Have been evacuated.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone today: GoI sources
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— ANI (@ANI) March 7, 2022
Since Putin ordered the ‘Special Military Operation’ in Ukraine on February 24, tensions have escalated between the two nations with relentless airstrikes on the cities of Ukraine by the Russian Airforce, which has led to massive loss of lives and property. The conflict is impacting the world economically, including India. On March 7(Monday), Indian share market collapsed over 2 percent as the investors are getting rid of risky assets as oil prices took a massive surge.
Under Operation Ganga, almost 76 fights have brought back 15,920 Indians so far, There are several flights scheduled over the next 24 hours: routing from Poland, Budapest, Bucharest, and Suceava (Romania).
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