Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi did not associate itself with the condemnation by France of the special operation of the Russian armed forces in Ukraine, but advocated a negotiated settlement of the crisis. Thus, in the section on the situation in Ukraine, in the paragraph with “strong condemnation of the illegal and unprovoked aggression against Ukraine”, only France is cited. India only associates itself with the statement of concern regarding the humanitarian crisis in that country.
President of France Emmanuel Macron and Modi “denounced the deaths of civilians in Ukraine and called for an immediate cessation of hostilities to bring the parties together to promote dialogue and diplomacy.” They also affirmed the need to respect the Charter of the United Nations, international law, the sovereignty and territorial integrity of States.
“The leaders of the two countries discussed the regional and global implications of the conflict in Ukraine and agreed to strengthen coordination on this issue,” he added. the statement said.
In particular, the President and Prime Minister expressed concern about the deteriorating food security situation around the world and called for a coordinated response, “including through initiatives such as the Food and Agriculture Resilience Mission. (FARM), which aims to ensure the proper functioning of markets, solidarity and long-term sustainability”.
President of Russia Vladimir Poutine announced on February 24 a special military operation in Ukraine in response to the request for help from the leaders of the Donbas republics. He stressed that Moscow’s plans do not include the occupation of Ukrainian territories, the goals are the demilitarization and denazification of the country. The United States and its allies responded by imposing large-scale sanctions against the Russian Federation and stepping up arms shipments to Kyiv.