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India’s Modi Criticizes Putin over Ukraine Invasion

HeadlineSep 19, 2022

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told Russia President Vladimir Putin that “today’s era is not one for war.” Modi’s remarks at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Uzbekistan have been widely interpreted as criticism of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Modi’s comments on Friday came after Chinese leader Xi Jinping also voiced questions and concerns to Putin about the war. Despite Modi’s comment, trade between India and Russia has soared since the invasion of Ukraine despite Western sanctions. India now imports about 750,000 barrels of oil from Russia per day — that’s up from about 20,000 barrels a day a year ago. On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin acknowledged Modi’s concerns about the war.

President Vladimir Putin: “I know your stance on the conflict in Ukraine. I know about the concerns that you voice constantly. We will do everything for it to stop as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the leadership of the opposing side, Ukraine, has stated that they refuse to hold talks and that they want to reach their goals militarily, or, as they say, on the battlefield.”

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