Ukraine on Thursday expressed dissatisfaction with India's stand on Russia's attack. Ukraine's ambassador to the country, Igor Polikha, said that we are extremely disappointed with India's stand. We expected that India would put up our side more strongly.
Polikha said that India has a big stature in international politics and we expect PM Narendra Modi to intervene in this matter. He has good relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin. However, his remarks were immediately responded to by India and the Ukrainian ambassador's allegations were dismissed. Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said that India is also a party in the situation that has arisen. It will also have an impact on our economy and a large number of our students are also present in Ukraine.
Is a New World Order Forming? On this question, Harshvardhan Shringla said that things are changing and India will make all efforts to serve its national interests. On Ukraine's allegations, he said, 'We are in touch with them. Talking to all concerned parties on this issue. I do not believe that it is correct to say that we are talking to one side and not talking to the other side.
Harshvardhan Shringla said, 'It is true that India has good relations with all the countries of the world. We have had good relations with everyone, be it America, Russia or the European Union. It has always been our focus in the UN Security Council to end tensions. We believe that problems can be solved only through diplomatic dialogue. On the comment of Ukrainian Ambassador Igor Pokhila, Harshvardhan Shringla said that we are in touch with all the parties and want to resolve the issue. Meanwhile, America has contacted India.
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar has been spoken to by his American counterpart Antony Blinken. Giving information about the conversation with Jaishankar, Blinken tweeted, 'Today S.K. on the Ukraine crisis. Spoke to Jaishankar. Russia's attack on Ukraine is an attack on its sovereignty. Apart from this, there is a clear violation of international law. S Jaishankar has also confirmed the talks with the US Secretary of State. Apart from this, the Foreign Minister has also spoken to Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov. Significantly, US President Joe Biden is also going to talk to PM Narendra Modi today about the Ukraine crisis.