PM Narendra Modi likely to talk with Volodymyr Zelenskyy today: Report

The main topics of discussion are likely to be the current conflict and diplomacy with Putin.


Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to connect via phone with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy according to ANI. The main topics of discussion are likely to be the current conflict and diplomacy with Putin, with India stressing the problem of trapped residents in Ukraine.

In a vote at the United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday, India abstained from a vote to form an independent international commission of investigation as a result of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.

A draft resolution on the situation of human rights in Ukraine was voted on by the 47-member Council. With 32 votes in favour, two votes against (Russia and Eritrea), and 13 abstentions (India, China, Pakistan, Sudan, and Venezuela), the resolution was passed. France, Germany, Japan, Nepal, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States were among the countries that voted in favour.

Dr. Igor Polikha, Ukraine’s ambassador to India, has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for help, urging him to utilise all available resources to pressure Russian President Vladimir Putin to halt bombing and shelling.

He also added that the Indian student who was killed in Ukraine was “completely innocent” and also expressed gratitude to India for its humanitarian assistance.

On Monday, he claimed that despite the “very difficult” ground situation, Ukraine is providing all possible assistance in the evacuation of Indians stuck in the country, and he dismissed claims of prejudice against Indians seeking to exit the country through various border crossings.