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US Reiterates PM’s Remark On Ukraine Battle


S Jaishankar and Antony Blinken additionally had a “transient dialogue” on worth cap on Russian oil

New Delhi:

The US immediately reiterated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s latest touch upon the Ukraine battle — that “this isn’t the period of struggle”. Citing the comment throughout a dialogue with overseas minister S Jaishankar, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated, “We could not agree extra”.

Throughout a bilateral assembly with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Samarkand, PM Modi had stated “this isn’t an period of struggle”. The comment was seen by many countries as a public rebuke. Many within the US authorities had welcomed the remark.

Russian ambassador to India Denis Alipov had brushed it off, saying “The West makes use of solely these quotes that swimsuit them whereas ignoring different components”.

Talking at a joint press look with Mr Jaishankar immediately, Mr Blinken stated that the US has tried every thing attainable to avert the Ukraine battle by diplomacy.

“Sadly, tragically, President Putin pursued his aggression, nonetheless. And no longer simply the Ukrainian individuals, but in addition the world are reaping the implications,” he stated.

“I actually need to emphasise on what Prime Minister Modi stated as a result of I believe he captured in addition to anybody I’ve heard, essentially, what this second is about as he stated, ‘this isn’t an period of struggle’. We couldn’t agree extra,” Mr Blinken stated in response to questions.

“I believe it is essential… {that a} voice as consequential as India’s make themselves heard. And that is why I assumed that the Prime Minister’s feedback have been so vital,” he added.

The US, Mr Blinken stated, has tried every thing attainable to avert the Ukraine battle by diplomacy. Now just one particular person has the flexibility to cease the hostilities and that is Mr Putin. “If Russia stops combating, the struggle ends. If Ukraine stops combating, Ukraine ends,” he added.

Mr Jaishankar is on a go to to the US for bilateral consultations with a number of ministers, together with his counterpart Mr Blinken.

Briefing the media after the assembly, Mr Jaishankar stated the dialogue was on political coordination, and evaluation on regional and international problem.

The 2 leaders additionally had a “transient dialogue” on worth cap on Russian oil, on which creating nations have a deep concern, Mr Jaishankar stated. “Vitality markets in nice stress. International locations within the international south have discovered it laborious to keep up availability,” he added.

“We’re working with companions in order that oil revenues do not gasoline the Ukrainian struggle,” Mr Blinken added on the joint press convention.

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