As soon as Prime Minister Modi informed Putin that the current moment is not one of conflict, the White House said on Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin is withdrawing from the international community. John Kirby, Coordinator for Strategic Communications at the National Security Council in the White House, responded when asked about PM Modi’s message to Putin on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Samarkand: “I think what you heard in Uzbekistan by both the leaders of China and in India are indicative of the fact that Mr. Putin doesn’t have a whole lot of sympathetic ears out there to what he’s been doing in Ukraine.”
“What you’re hearing from China and from India is representative of worries throughout the world about the repercussions of Russia’s assault on Ukraine,” US State Secretary Antony Blinked remarked. According to John Kirby, the message from India shows that Putin does not have “a whole lot of sympathetic ears out there.”
“He (Putin) is simply alienating himself more from the world community. With regard to what Russia is doing in Ukraine, we don’t think this is the time to continue conducting business as usual with them, Kirby said.
According to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the messages sent by China and India both represent global concerns. Despite how devastating it has been for the Ukrainian people, Blinken said that the effects of Russia’s aggression on Ukraine have affected nations and people all over the world. “What you’re hearing from China and from India is reflective of concerns around the world about the effects of Russia’s aggression on Ukraine,” he said.
PM Modi stated during their private discussion with Putin, “I am aware that there is no conflict in the world today. We’ve spoken with you over the phone a number of times on this subject, which is how democracy, diplomacy, and dialogue affect the entire world.” Putin claimed to be aware of PM Modi’s stance and worries on the violence in Ukraine. “We want this to be over as quickly as we can. However, the Ukrainian government has steadfastly declined to participate in negotiations. He referred to India as a close ally and added that they had stated that they intended to accomplish their goals “militarily on the battlefield.”
The transaction occurs while New Delhi keeps purchasing cheaper oil from Russia, a choice India made with the interests of the people in mind.
The US media applauded PM Modi for reminding Putin that a conflict is not necessary at this moment. The Washington Post said that the reprimand “showed the 69-year-old Russian strongman coming under enormous strain from all sides.”