Stop violence: Modi to Russia

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and said India is ‘ready to contribute in any way to peace efforts’.

Modi called for early cessation of violence in Ukraine and expressed India’s readiness to contribute to the peace efforts to resolve the conflict. According to a statement by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the visiting Russian Foreign briefed Modi on the situation in Ukraine, including Moscow’s ongoing peace negotiations with Kyiv.

Lavrov also updated the Prime Minister on the progress of decisions taken during the India-Russia bilateral Summit held in December 2021, the PMO said.

Lavrov said he wished to convey a ‘message personally’ from President Vladimir Putin to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

‘The President (Putin) and the Prime Minister are in regular touch with each other and I will report to the President about my negotiations. He sends by the way his best regards to Prime Minister Modi and I would appreciate an opportunity to deliver this message personally,’ said the Russian Foreign Minister.