India’s Narendra Modi Voices Concern Over Ukraine War to Russia’s Vladimir Putin

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi advised Russian President Vladimir Putin that “today’s era is not one for war” at a gathering on Friday, in a uncommon public expression of Indian unhappiness over Russia’s struggle in Ukraine.

Their assembly on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Group in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, got here a day after Mr. Putin met with China’s Xi Jinping on the assembly, and acknowledged that Beijing had raised issues in regards to the Ukraine struggle. Each international locations have supplied financial assist to Russia because it weathers financial sanctions, partially by rising oil imports and offsetting declines in Moscow’s exports to Europe. The issues raised by the 2 international locations, which have lengthy had shut ties with Russia, capped every week when Moscow has additionally confronted battlefield setbacks in current days.