Canada Global (Web News) Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, claimed on Monday that he spoke with Prime Minister Narendra Modi about executing a “peace formula” and asked for India’s assistance.
The discussion takes place as Western nations propose fresh sanctions to restrict Russia’s support of the war and India works to improve trade ties with Moscow.
Zelensky posted on Twitter, “I had a phone contact with PM Narendra Modi and wished a successful G20 presidency.” “I unveiled the peace formula on this platform, and I now count on India’s support for its execution.”
Last month, Zelensky urged the Group of 20 (G20) major economies to accept Ukraine’s 10-point peace plan and put an end to the conflict. India is in charge of the G20 for one year.
The two presidents discussed ways to increase their bilateral cooperation, the Indian government said in a statement late on Monday.
“The Prime Minister underlined the primary priorities of India’s G20 Presidency, including giving voice to developing countries’ concerns on matters like food and energy security,” the statement reads.
Additionally, Modi “strongly reaffirmed” his demand for an early cessation of hostilities in Ukraine and stated that India would back any efforts at peace.
India, which has not openly denounced Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, has surpassed China as the country that purchases the most Russian oil, purchasing barrels of Urals crude this month for significantly less than the $60 price restriction set by Western countries.
The third-largest user of oil and gas in the world, where income levels are low, India must protect its own interests, according to the country’s foreign minister, who also referred to Russia as “a solid and time-tested ally.”