President Joe Biden said on Thursday the United States would hold talks with India over the crisis in Ukraine following a military operation from Russia.
In a televised speech on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said his move to launch a military operation in Ukraine was in response to threats from the neighboring country.
He also warned other countries that if they tried to interfere in the Russian military operation, they would “see consequences they have never seen”.
“We are going to consult with India (on the Ukrainian crisis). We have not fully resolved that,” Biden told reporters during a White House press conference on the Ukrainian crisis.
He responded to a question about whether India fully agreed with the United States on Russian aggression.
It is clear that India and the US do not agree with the Ukrainian crisis.
India has a historic and tried-and-true friendship with Russia. At the same time, the strategic partnership with the US has grown at an unprecedented pace over the past decade.
It is believed that the Biden administration at various levels ranging from the White House, the State Department and the National Security Council has reached out to their Indian counterparts at various levels to gain full support from it in the Ukrainian crisis.
During a background briefing with reporters, a senior government official dismissed questions about India’s stance on the Ukrainian crisis at the UN Security Council.
Behind the scenes, however, US officials have expressed displeasure with their Indian counterparts over the latest Indian stance. India has maintained its own strategic independence under Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi spoke by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin today, reiterating India’s longstanding belief that differences between Russia and the NATO group can only be resolved through honest and sincere dialogue.
The prime minister called for an immediate end to the violence and called for concerted efforts by all sides to return to the path of diplomatic negotiations and dialogue, according to a read aloud from the State Department.
President Putin announced in a televised address on Thursday morning that, in response to a request from the head of the Republic of Donbas, he had decided to conduct a special military operation to protect people “who have suffered abuse and genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years.” year.” Putin has said Moscow had no plans to occupy Ukrainian territories.
The Russian Defense Ministry reported that Russian forces were destroying Ukraine’s military infrastructure with precision weapons. The US has already announced a series of sanctions against Russia to prevent it from accessing Western financial markets.
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