War between Russia and Ukraine | US fully agrees with Modi’s comment that ‘this is not the time for war’: Blinken | Navabharat

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Washington. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday that the US fully agrees with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement to Russian President Vladimir Putin that “now is not the time for war”. Blinken told a joint press conference with Foreign Minister S Jaishankar that the US has done its best to avert the crisis in Ukraine through diplomacy. “Unfortunately, President Putin still attacked and now it is not just the people of Ukraine but the whole world who are being affected,” he said.

“I really want to emphasize what Prime Minister Modi has said,” Blinken said while answering questions. “He (Modi) said, ‘This is not the time for war’. We totally agree.”

At a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the annual Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Samarkand earlier this month, the importance of “democracy, dialogue and diplomacy” was underlined.

Modi had said during a conversation with Putin: “I know that the current era is not of war. We have spoken to you many times on the phone about the issue that democracy, diplomacy and dialogue are important for the whole world. Blinken said that the ability to stopping this attack lies in one person and that is Putin.

“If Russia stops fighting, the war will end,” he said. If Ukraine stops fighting, Ukraine will end.” Regarding relations with India, Blinken said the partnership between the two countries is one of the most important partnerships in the world. “It is important to tackle every global challenge that people face. pack…” he said.

They discussed with Jaishankar ways to further strengthen the bilateral strategic partnership and promote common interests. Speaking at the meeting, Jaishankar said the two countries discussed political coordination, cooperated in multilateral formats and shared assessments of cooperation on key regional issues and global challenges, including the conflict in Ukraine and the situation in the Indo-Pacific. He said promoting more resilient and robust supply chains is beneficial to both India and the US and requires policy decisions as well as practical steps involving business.

“We’re focusing on that,” he says. He also appreciated India’s strong cooperation with the US in the fight against international terrorism. He also appreciated the positive attitude of the US in supporting India for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council. (desk)