Joe Biden Says Talks With India Over Russia-Ukraine Conflict ‘Unresolved’
Ukraine – The President of the United States (US), Joe Biden, said that the US will have consultations with India over the Ukraine crisis after Russia started a military operation in Kyiv.
Biden said, “We are going to have consultations with India on the Ukrainian crisis. We haven’t resolved that completely.” He was responding to a question during a White House news conference on the Ukrainian crisis on whether India was fully on board with the US on the Russian aggression. Reportedly, he said that India and the US are not on the same page on the Ukraine-Russia crisis.
Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a military operation in Ukraine on Thursday. He said that his move came in response to threats emerging from the neighbouring country.
The President also warned other countries that if they interfere with the Russian military operation in Ukraine, then they would see “consequences they have never seen”.
According to NDTV, it is believed that the Joe Biden administration has reached out to their Indian counterparts at multiple levels asking for support on the Ukrainian crisis.
On Thursday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on the telephone to Vladimir Putin on this matter. Reportedly, PM Modi appealed for an “immediate cessation of violence” and said that the differences between Russia and the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) group can only be resolved through sincere dialogue.
According to a readout issued by the Ministry of External Affairs of India, PM Modi also discussed India’s concerns regarding the safety of Indian citizens in Ukraine. Putin also briefed PM Modi about the recent developments regarding the Ukraine crisis.
Reportedly, Putin announced in a televised address on Thursday that the head of the Donbas republic requested him to protect its people. He said that he decided to carry out a special military operation to protect people, who have been suffering from abuse by the Kyiv regime for eight years.