President Joe Biden on Thursday stated that the United States can have consultations with India on the disaster in Ukraine following a navy operation from Russia.
In a televised handle on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated his transfer to launch a navy operation in Ukraine got here in response to threats emanating from the neighboring nation.
He additionally warned different international locations that in the event that they tried to intrude with the Russian navy operation they’d see “consequences they have never seen”.
“We are going to have consultations with India (on the Ukrainian crisis). We haven’t resolved that fully,” Biden instructed reporters throughout a White House information convention on the Ukrainian disaster.
He was responding to a query if India was totally on board with the United States on the Russian aggression.
It is known that India and the US should not on the identical web page on the Ukrainian disaster.
India has a historic and time-tested friendship with Russia. At the identical time, its strategic partnership with the US has grown at an unprecedented tempo over the past decade and half.
It is believed that the Biden administration at varied ranges, starting from the White House, the State Department and its National Security Council have reached out to their Indian counterparts at a number of ranges looking for full assist from it on the Ukrainian disaster.
During a background briefing with reporters a senior administration official deflected questions associated to India’s stand on the Ukrainian disaster on the UN Security Council.
However, behind the scene, US officers have expressed their displeasure with their Indian counterparts on the newest Indian place. India, below Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has maintained its personal strategic independence.
Earlier within the day, PM Modi spoke on phone at the moment with Russian President Vladimir Putin, throughout which he reiterated India’s long-standing conviction that the variations between Russia and the NATO group can solely be resolved by way of trustworthy and honest dialogue.
The prime minister appealed for an instantaneous cessation of violence and referred to as for concerted efforts from all sides to return to the trail of diplomatic negotiations and dialogue, in response to a readout issued by the Ministry of External Affairs.
President Putin introduced in a televised handle on Thursday morning that in response to a request by the top of the Donbas republic, he had decided to hold out a particular navy operation as a way to defend folks “who’ve been affected by abuse and genocide by the Kyiv regime for eight years.” Putin has stated that Moscow had no plans of occupying Ukrainian territories.
Russia’s Defense Ministry reported that Russian troops have been destroying Ukrainian navy infrastructure utilizing precision weapons. The US has already introduced a sequence of sanctions on Russia to stop it from accessing Western monetary markets.
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