Russia- Ukraine Crisis LIVE: PM Modi Spoke To Vladimir Putin On Telephone, Appealed To Stop Violence in Ukraine Immediately

In view of the situation after the start of war between Russia and Ukraine, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin over telephone. In the conversation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop the violence immediately. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has given this information. It said that Russian President Vladimir Putin informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the recent developments related to Ukraine.

Appeal to resolve through negotiations

According to a press release issued from the PMO, Prime Minister Modi reiterated his old belief that differences between Russia and NATO can be resolved through dialogue. In the conversation, the Prime Minister called for making efforts from all sides to return to the path of diplomatic dialogue.

Concern for Indian citizens in Ukraine 

Prime Minister Modi also apprised the Russian President of India’s concerns regarding the safety of Indian citizens, especially students, in Ukraine and conveyed that India accords top priority to their safe exit and return to India. The two leaders agreed that their officials and diplomatic teams would maintain regular contact on issues of topical interest.