Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Saturday sought India’s political support at the UN Security Council to stop Russia’s military offensive against his country during a telephonic call with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who expressed New Delhi’s willingness to contribute towards peace efforts.
During the conversation, Modi conveyed India’s deep concern for the safety and security of its nationals in Ukraine and sought assistance in expeditious and safe evacuation of Indians from that country, Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in a statement.
Modi expressed his deep anguish about the loss of life and property due to the ongoing conflict and reiterated his call for an immediate cessation of violence and a return to dialogue, it said.
Tweeting about his telephonic conversation with Modi, Zelenskyy said, "spoke with Indian Prime Minister @narendramodi. Informed of the course of Ukraine repulsing Russian aggression. More than 100,000 invaders are on our land. They insidiously fire on residential buildings. Urged India to give us political support in UN Security Council. Stop the aggressor together!”.