India can play mediator between Moscow and Kyiv: Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov


Prime Minister Office said that PM Modi called for an end to violence as Lavrov discussed him the situation between Russia and Ukraine. He also talked about peace negotiations. “Prime Minister reiterated his call for an early cessation of violence, and conveyed India’s readiness to contribute in any way to the peace efforts,” said the press statement.

Russian Foreign Minister meets Indian Prime Minister on Friday evening

New Delhi: As the war between Russia and Ukraine is continued on seventh consecutive, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday said that India can play a role of mediator between the two countries. Larvov’s statement came after his meeting with Prime Minister NArendra Modi on Friday evening. The Russian Foreign Minister in on visit to India from Thursday evening.

“India is an important and serious country and is our common partner. If India sees to play that role which provides resolution of the problem… If India is with its position of a just and rational approach to international problems, it can support such a process,” he said.

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Prime Minister Office said that PM Modi called for an end to violence as Lavrov discussed him the situation between Russia and Ukraine. He also talked about peace negotiations. “Prime Minister reiterated his call for an early cessation of violence, and conveyed India’s readiness to contribute in any way to the peace efforts,” said the press statement. Both PM Modi and Russian Foreign Minister met for 40 minutes.

A few days ago, Ukraine Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba had requested India to use its influence with Russia to stop the war that is in its second month and cost thousands of lives. “We will welcome, if India plays a role of mediator in both war affected countries,” the Ukrainian Minister had said.

The Russian Foreign Minister hold talks with his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar where bilateral issues were discussed between the both. He said that the Moscow is ready to discuss oil requirement of India if there is willingness to do so.  “If India wants to buy anything from Russia, we are ready to discuss it,” Lavrov said.

“Russian President and Indian Prime minister are in constant touch to each other and I will report to Mr Putin about my negotiations. He sends by the way his best regards to Prime Minister Modi and I would appreciate an opportunity to deliver this message personally,” he said during his discussion with Indian Foreign Minister.

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