PM Modi talks to Zelenskyy, expresses concern over safety of students still stuck in Ukraine
During the 35 minute conversation, President Zelenskyy briefed PM Modi about the conflict situation and the ongoing negotiations between Ukraine and Russia.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and expressed concern over the ongoing conflict and the subsequent humanitarian crisis.
PM Modi thanked the Ukrainian authorities for their facilitation in evacuating more than 20,000 stranded Indian citizens from war-torn Ukraine. The Prime Minister also expressed concern over safety and security of Indian students still stuck in Ukraine and emphasised the need for their quick and safe evacuation.
There are still several Indian students stranded in Sumy. Late on Sunday, the Indian Embassy in Ukraine issued an advisory asked the students to be ready to leave on short notice.
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The telephonic conversation between PM Modi and President Zelenskyy lasted for around 35 minutes. During the call, President Zelenskyy briefed PM Modi about the conflict situation and the ongoing negotiations between Ukraine and Russia.
In a tweet, Zelenskyy said, "Informed India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi about Ukraine countering Russian aggression."
The President further said Indian appreciated the assistance to its citizens during the war and Ukraine's commitment to direct peaceful dialogue at the highest level.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his conversation with Zelenskyy, reiterated his call for immediate cessation of violence. "India has always stood for peaceful resolution of issues and direct dialogue between the two parties," PM Modi added.
Today's telephonic conversation between PM Modi and President Zelenskyy was second after the conflict began in in Ukraine. Russia began invasion of Ukraine on February 24.
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