Ministers for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and India, Dmytro Kuleba and Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, discussed ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation and the security issue of Indian students.
Kuleba wrote about this on his Twitter.
“Spoke with Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar to thank him for India’s humanitarian aid to Ukraine. We discussed ways to strengthen our bilateral cooperation and focused on the safety and security of Indian students. I reiterated that Russia must end its war on Ukraine,” Kuleba wrote.
At the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion, a total of more than 2,500 students from various countries suddenly found themselves stranded in the areas of active hostilities.
India officially took a neutral position, with the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. On the one hand, the country openly does not support Russian aggression and calls for an immediate cessation of hostilities and resolution of the conflict by diplomatic methods. On the other hand, India is a longtime buyer of Russian weapons. The beginning of Russia’s full-scale aggression against Ukraine did not stop India from extending the supply of weapons to its country.
That`s why today’s discussion between Ukraine and India foreign ministers could be a new chapter in developing diplomatic relations between these countries.
It is extremely important for Ukraine to enlist the support of big powers while fighting with Russian occupiers. This has prospects for increasing the political and economic pressure on Russia of most of the world. Such a policy has great prospects, as it will speed up the end of the war with the victory of Ukraine.