US to have consultations with India on Ukrainian crisis: US Prez Biden

US to have consultations with India on Ukrainian crisis: US Prez Biden

President Joe Biden said on Thursday that the US will discuss the crisis in Ukraine with India after Russia’s military operation. In a televised address on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said his move to launch a military operation in Ukraine came in response to threats posed by the neighboring country. He also warned other countries that if they attempted to interfere in a Russian military campaign they would “see consequences they had never seen”.

“We are going to have discussions (on the Ukrainian crisis) with India. We haven’t completely resolved it,” Biden told reporters during a White House news conference on the Ukraine crisis. He was responding to a question whether India was fully on board with the United States on Russian aggression. It is understood that India and the United States are not on the same page on the Ukrainian crisis. India has a historical and time-tested friendship with Russia. Also, its strategic partnership with the United States has grown at an unprecedented pace over the past decade and a half.

The Biden administration is believed to have reached out to its Indian counterparts at various levels, from the White House, the State Department and its National Security Council, seeking full support on the Ukrainian crisis. During a background briefing with reporters, a senior administration official avoided questions on India’s stand on the Ukraine crisis at the UN Security Council. However, behind the scenes, US officials have expressed their displeasure with their Indian counterparts over the latest situation. India has maintained its strategic independence under Modi.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a telephonic conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin today, during which he reiterated India’s long-standing belief that differences between Russia and the NATO bloc can only be resolved through honest and sincere dialogue. can be solved with. According to a readout issued by the Ministry of External Affairs, the prime minister called for an immediate end to the violence and called for concerted efforts from all sides to return to the path of diplomatic dialogue and dialogue.

President Putin announced in a televised address on Thursday morning that in response to a request from the head of the Donbass republic, he had decided to launch a special military operation to protect those who have suffered abuse and genocide. By Kiev rule for eight years.’ Putin has said that Moscow had no plans to annex Ukrainian territories. Russia’s Defense Ministry reported that Russian troops were destroying Ukrainian military infrastructure using precision weapons. The US has already announced several sanctions to block Russia from accessing Western financial markets.

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