Ukraine’s Ambassador to India Igor Polikha stated that India ought to intervene within the Russia-Ukraine battle and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ought to speak to Russian President Vladimir Putin to cease the invasion.
Putin introduced the launch of a army operation in opposition to Ukraine on Thursday (February 24), moments after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stated Russia was attacking “military infrastructure” and border guards.
Looking for quick intervention from India, he stated, “India is a very influential global player… we are seeking a strong voice of India”.
“Modi ji is one of the most powerful and most respected leaders in the world,” he stated, including that India has a “special privilege” and a strategic relationship with Russia and Ukraine expects a extra favorable perspective by the Indian authorities. Is. This disaster.
Throughout his handle, Polikha additionally praised India’s historical past and civilization as he quoted Chanakya and Mahabharata for India’s international function in diplomacy.
He stated, “I’ve been coping with India since my younger scholar years and I do know rather a lot about your historical past of diplomacy. You had such vibrant folks… like Chanakya, or as he’s in any other case referred to as Kautilya. That’s, about 2500 years in the past when there was no civilization in main components of Europe.”
Describing the battle, he stated that there’s contemporary details about the casualties. They are saying they’re solely attacking army services, however we have now had “civilian casualties”.
“We also have the first civilian casualties on the outskirts of the capital. Fighting is going on in some areas. According to information from our Defense Ministry, the Ukrainian side shot down and destroyed five Russian fighter jets, two helicopters,” he informed the media. Carried out. Two tanks and a number of other vehicles.”
He added, “Some of the attacks took place on the outskirts of the capital. Some of the attacks took place inside the territory of Ukraine. We are getting the first reports of casualties to our soldiers and civilians.”
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