Says Indian PM must speak with Putin
New Delhi, Feb. 24 (Delhi Crown): Ukraine ambassador in New Delhi Igor Polikha on Thursday urged India to intervene in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and to play a key role to stop the war-like situation emerging in his country.
He said Indian PM Narendra Modi has “good relations” with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and that the latter would “listen” to Modi if he intervened.
He said his country wasn’t satisfied with the “protocol statements”.
“India has a special relationship with Russia, and New Delhi can play a more active role in controlling the situation (Russia-Ukraine crisis). We urge PM Narendra Modi to immediately contact Russian President Vladimir Putin and our President Volodymyr Zelensky,” said Polikha addressing Indian media in New Delhi.
He said India’s was a part of NAM (Non-Align Movement).
“India should play a key role in stopping this war. A totalitarian regime has attacked a democratic country,” he said, while recalling the “Panchsheel Agreement which was first formally signed on April 29, 1954, between India and the Tibet region of China. The agreement was signed between then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and the then China’s Premier Chou En-Lai.