Prime Minister Narendra Modi held discussions with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during the G7 summit in Hiroshima, expressing India’s commitment to finding a solution to the conflict between Ukraine and Russia. Modi emphasized the significance of the war in Ukraine as a global issue, transcending political and economic dimensions and stressing the importance of humanity and human values. The meeting comes following the G7’s condemnation of Russia’s invasion and the announcement of new sanctions.
While the details of the talks remain undisclosed, it is believed that Zelenskyy sought India’s support in Ukraine’s fight against Russia. The Indian delegation, including External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, participated in the discussions, which followed the recent visit of Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzhaparova to India. Modi has consistently advocated for a peaceful resolution to the conflict, asserting that there can be “no military solution.” India, a global leader, has emphasized the need for diplomacy and dialogue to address the crisis.
The discussions between Modi and Zelenskyy took place amid preparations for a significant Ukrainian counteroffensive against Russia. The G7 summit, chaired by Japan and attended by the world’s richest democracies, invited India and other nations as guests to address key global challenges and promote peace.