US State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller said at a press briefing on Monday that the role India or any other country can play in helping achieve a “just and lasting peace” while recognizing Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty America will welcome.
Asked whether India or Prime Minister Narendra Modi could play a role in ending the long conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Miller said, “We welcome the role that India or any other country can play in a just and sustainable conflict.” can help eliminate it.” peace that recognizes the territorial integrity of Ukraine and the sovereignty of Ukraine.”
Claiming that the conflict with Ukraine has been a “strategic failure” for Russia, Miller said that Russia has suffered losses of military personnel and equipment. He said the US welcomes the international support Ukraine has received since the beginning of the conflict.
Responding to another question on the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, Miller said, “This war has been a strategic failure for Russia, with huge losses of both military personnel and military equipment. They have affected its position in the world.” Have seen it happen. They have seen it.” Their economies have been crippled by the sanctions and export controls we have imposed.”
“We welcome the international support Ukraine has received since the beginning of the conflict,” he said.
Earlier, in June, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden had expressed concern over the conflict in Ukraine and condoled its “horrible and tragic” humanitarian consequences. In a joint statement, the two leaders called for respect for international law, the principles of the United Nations Charter, and for territorial integrity and sovereignty.
“President Biden and Prime Minister Modi expressed their deep concern over the conflict in Ukraine and condoled its terrible and tragic humanitarian consequences. The leaders underscored the serious and growing impacts of the war on the global economic system, including food, fuel and energy security. , and critical supply chains. They called for greater efforts to reduce the consequences of war, especially in the developing world,” the statement read.
“Both countries pledge to provide continued humanitarian assistance to the people of Ukraine. They called for respect for international law, the principles of the United Nations Charter, and for territorial integrity and sovereignty. Both countries agreed on the importance of post-conflict reconstruction in Ukraine Happened.” “It’s added.
Earlier, in May, PM Modi had met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Hiroshima and assured him of India’s support in resolving the conflict between Moscow and Kiev.
PM Modi said, “India and I will do whatever we can to resolve the conflict.”
This was the first meeting between the two leaders since the start of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on February 24 last year.
Furthermore, since the conflict began, PM Modi has spoken several times to Russian President Vladimir Putin as well as President Zelensky, urging both the leaders to reach a diplomatic solution.
In September last year, PM Modi told President Putin that now is “not an era of war”.
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