Zelensky said he had informed Prime Minister Modi about the Russian attack and told him that more than 100,000 invaders had visited his land.
Ukraine-Russia war: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky tweeted on Friday that he had spoken to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the phone. Zelensky said he had informed Prime Minister Modi about the Russian invasion during this period and told him that more than 100,000 invaders had come to his land and were firing indiscriminately at residential buildings. He also appealed to India for political support in the UN Security Council (UNSC).
President Zelensky wrote in his tweet, “Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken. More than one lakh attackers have reached our land. They are firing indiscriminately on residential buildings. We have requested Prime Minister Modi to us at the UN Security Council.” Political support and together we stop the attacker. “
Zelensky’s tweet came just hours after Russia praised India’s decision to abstain from voting at a UN Security Council meeting. Russia has been attacking the neighboring country for the third day in a row, now reaching the Ukrainian capital Kiev.
At the same time, a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had spoken to Ukrainian President Zelensky. The President of Ukraine briefed the Prime Minister in detail about the ongoing conflict situation in Ukraine. The Prime Minister expressed deep sorrow over the loss of life and property due to the ongoing conflict.
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The statement added: “The Prime Minister also conveyed to him (the President of Ukraine) India’s deep concern for the safety of Indian nationals, including students present in Ukraine. He requested the Ukrainian authorities to expedite the evacuation of Indian nationals.
The PMO said Prime Minister Modi had reiterated his call for an immediate end to the dialogue and violence and expressed India’s willingness to contribute in every way to peace efforts. Russia has attacked neighboring Ukraine on Thursday, sparking a third day of fighting between the two countries.
Earlier in the day, Modi spoke on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin after Russia’s attack on Ukraine. At the time, Prime Minister Modi called on President Putin to immediately end the violence in Ukraine.
The death toll from Russia’s attack on Ukraine has risen. Ukraine’s health minister said in a Facebook post on Saturday that 198 people, including three children, had been killed and 1,115 wounded, including 33 children. Earlier Friday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said at least 137 people had been killed and 316 injured, according to the New York Times.