Russia-Ukraine conflict: India calls for peace, ceasefire

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated India's long-standing position in favour of dialogue and diplomacy in Ukraine and said "'We have to find a way to return to the path of the ceasefire" in Kyiv.

While addressing the G20 working session on Food and Energy Security, PM Modi said, "I have repeatedly said that we have to find a way to return to the path of ceasefire and diplomacy in Ukraine.

"Over the past century, the Second World War wreaked havoc in the world. After that, the leaders of that time made a serious effort to take the path of peace. Now it's our turn. The onus of creating a new world order for the post-Covid period lies on our shoulders. The need of the hour is to show concrete and collective resolve to ensure peace, harmony and security in the world."

Referring to India as the "holy land of Buddha and Gandhi" PM Modi said that he is confident that the next year when G20 meets they will all agree to convey a strong message of peace to the world.

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) on November 14 voted in favour of a resolution calling for the creation of a repatriation and a remedy mechanism for damages created by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

A total of 94 countries voted in favour of the resolution while 14 voted against it. As many as 73 nations, including India, abstained.


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