New Delhi, Sep 03: Russian Overseas Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday reiterated India’s stand on the Russian vitality purchases saying ‘India would not wish to be part of the sanctions (on Russia).’
“India doesn’t want to join the sanctions. Indian leaders, including my colleague, EAM Dr S.Jaishankar, have publicly rejected any attempts to involve them in restrictions on the Russian energy purchases,” Lavrov was quoted as saying at an occasion, including, “They have made it clear that they will follow their own interests.”
A press release launched by the embassy of Russia quoted its overseas minister Sergey Lavrov as saying that India has publicly rejected any bid to be concerned in restrictions on the nation’s vitality purchases. Lavrov additionally cited his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar on this regard.
Russian Overseas Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks on the prospects of #RussiaIndia partnership ➡ https://t.co/6rNGy2CdFH#Lavrov: India has all the time been one in all our key priorities. Our relationships are characterised because the particular and privileged strategic partnership pic.twitter.com/mdesadWdA4
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The Russian FM was talking on the prospects of the Russian-Indian partnership and burdened that ‘India has all the time been one in all Russia’s key priorities, Lavrov stated Russia’s relations with India are actually characterised because the particular and privileged strategic partnership.
Notably, final week, Russian Ambassador Denis Alipov slammed the West for criticising India on vitality imports from Russia whereas ‘slyly maintaining silence on their very own purchases’ calling it ‘double requirements.’ ‘West criticising others for vitality procurement from Russia whereas exempting themselves from their very own ‘illegitimate sanctions,’ Alipov stated.