US urges India, allies to support peace efforts in war-torn Ukraine | Foreign Affairs Defense Security News

US urges India, allies to support peace efforts in war-torn Ukraine | Foreign Affairs Defense Security News

The White House Secretary also reiterated that India is a strategic partner with whom the US engages in frank dialogue

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The White House comments came after Prime Minister Modi met Putin in an informal meeting at his Novo-Ogaryovo residence on Monday. Photo: pexels

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After Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre reiterated the US position on the ongoing war in Ukraine. She urged New Delhi to support international efforts for a peaceful resolution in the war-torn country, using its longstanding relationship with Moscow as leverage to push President Putin to end the war.

He further spoke about the war and stressed that it is crucial that all allies, including India, support efforts for a peaceful solution in Ukraine.

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The White House Secretary further stressed that India is a strategic partner with whom the US has an open dialogue, including on relations with Russia.

“India is a strategic partner with whom we have a full and frank dialogue, including their relationship with Russia and we have spoken about this before. Therefore, we believe it is critical that all countries, including India, support efforts to achieve a lasting and just peace when it comes to Ukraine. It is important that all our allies realize this.”

Jean-Pierre stressed that President Putin is the only one who can end the war he started. “The US believes that India’s relationship with Russia allows them to encourage President Putin to take this step,” he added.

“We also believe that India’s long-standing relationship with Russia gives it the ability to push President Putin to end his brutal war, an unprovoked war in Ukraine. It is up to President Putin to end. President Putin started the war, and he can end the war.” Jean-Pierre added

The White House comments came after Prime Minister Modi met informally with Putin at his Novo-Ogaryovo residence on Monday, where the two leaders discussed prospects for further development of relations between Moscow and New Delhi.

In addition, the two leaders discussed the situation in Ukraine. More extensive talks took place on Tuesday.

It is striking that Prime Minister Modi and Putin have met sixteen times in the past ten years.

After arriving in Moscow, Prime Minister Modi said he looks forward to further deepening the ‘Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership’ between the two countries.

In a message on X, Prime Minister Modi said, “Landed in Moscow. I look forward to further deepening the Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership between our countries, especially in futuristic areas of cooperation. Stronger ties between our countries will immensely benefit our people.