PM Narendra Modi calls President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy; urges for early cessation of hostilities

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Modi and Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for an early cessation of hostilities between Ukraine and Russia and stressed pursuing the path of dialogue and diplomacy in a telephonic conversation today with His Excellency Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine.

“The leaders discussed the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Prime Minister reiterated his call for early cessation of hostilities and the need to pursue the path of dialogue and diplomacy. He expressed his firm conviction that there can be no military solution to the conflict and conveyed India’s readiness to contribute to any peace efforts,” said an official release.

“Prime Minister also reiterated the importance of respecting the UN Charter, International Law, and the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all states,” it added.

“Prime Minister emphasized the importance India attaches to the safety and security of nuclear installations, including in Ukraine. He underlined that endangerment of nuclear facilities could have far-reaching and catastrophic consequences for public health and the environment,” it said further.

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Russian forces captured the nuclear power plant near Zaporizhzhia on March 4 which has prompted international reaction with leaders raising the issue of the safety of the nuclear plants.

The two leaders also touched upon important areas of bilateral cooperation, following up on their last meeting in Glasgow in November 2021.

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