New Delhi, Oct 4 The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, expressed this Tuesday during a telephone conversation with the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, his concern for the protection of nuclear facilities while reiterating his call for a peaceful solution to the conflict with Russia.
The Indian Prime Minister “emphasized the importance that India attaches to the safety and security of nuclear facilities, including Ukraine,” the Government of India said in a statement on the phone call that took place today.
Modi “stressed that compromising nuclear facilities could have far-reaching and catastrophic consequences for public health and the environment,” he added.
India has maintained a neutral position against the Russian invasion since the beginning of the conflict, and despite calls by Western allies to oppose and distance it, it is one of the few countries that has reaffirmed and deepened alliances with Moscow. .
Although Modi’s close relationship with Russia is sometimes seen as a kind of implicit support, last month at a meeting on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit, the prime minister sat next to Russian president, Vladimir Putin made public his concern about the problems facing the world as a result of the conflict in Ukraine.
In the conversation with the Ukrainian president on the situation of the conflict in Ukraine, Modi reiterated his country’s position of expressing itself in favor of “an early cessation of hostilities and the need to follow the path of dialogue and diplomacy.”
According to the letter, Modi expressed “his firm conviction that there can be no military solution to the conflict and conveyed India’s readiness to contribute to any peace effort,” and the importance of respecting international law and the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all states.
For some analysts, India’s position is defined by its deep defense dependence on Russia, supplier of between 60% and 70% of India’s weapons equipment, in addition to the acquisition of Russian crude, today at discounted prices. for the sanctions.