PM Modi on Russia-Ukraine War: On Friday, Russia announced that if the G-7 countries do not pay the price of oil, then the supply of oil to the world market will be stopped.
Prime Minister Modi with Russian President Putin. Photo: PTI
New Delhi: The Russia-Ukraine war is getting complicated again. Several countries have expressed concern about the future of Ukraine after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered partial military action this week. India’s Foreign Minister S Jaishankar also demanded an immediate end to the war at the United Nations. However, several countries are currently practicing with Prime Minister Modi’s comments. “This is not the time for war,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a private meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the recent Shanghai Cooperation Organization meeting in Uzbekistan. Putin’s country opened its mouth as the Western world took advantage of this comment to condemn Russia. Without any criticism or opposition to the Prime Minister’s comments, Russia said that this comment is appropriate in view of the position that India has maintained on the war since the beginning.
On Friday, Russia announced that if the G-7 countries do not pay the right price for oil, the supply of oil to the world market will be stopped. Russia’s ambassador to India, Denis Alipov, said, “If we feel that the price of oil is not appropriate and is not acceptable to us, we will stop supplying oil to the world market. All the countries that are talking with the US about reducing oil prices, will also cut off oil supply to their countries.”
When asked about the Russian-Ukraine war and the Prime Minister’s comments to Russian President Vladimir Putin at the same press conference, the Russian ambassador said, “Prime Minister Modi’s comments are consistent with India’s position on this issue.” Taking a dig at the Western countries in that context, he said, “The West only adapts to them, highlighting the comments, leaving out the rest.”
It may be noted that recently Russian President Vladimir Putin met Prime Minister Narendra Modi while attending the Shanghai Cooperation Organization conference in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. “This is not the time for war,” PM Modi said amid talks between the two heads of state. This comment of the Prime Minister has been applauded by many countries including America.