They exchanged a brief phone call, following which Zelensky tweeted, “Now I count on India”.
The phone call
On Monday, the president of war-torn Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, took to Twitter to announce that he had had a conversation with India’s prime minister Narendra Modi. Over the phone call, they apparently talked about “peace formulas”.
Zelensky said that he had wished the Indian prime minister a successful and good G20 presidency. They also had a word about the peace formula that Zelensky had discussed on the G20 forum. He hoped that India would actualize the same. The peace plan was laid out by Ukraine at the summit in Bali. Zelensky said that India should participate in the implementation of the peace formula that was laid out by him during last month’s summit in Indonesia’s Bali.
The two leaders had another conversation last month also. The prime minister also has regular talks with Russia’s Vladimir Putin.
Zelensky said on Twitter that he had a phone call with Narendra Modi and wished him a successful G20 presidency. It was on this platform that he announced the peace formula and now he counted on India’s participation in its implementation. He also thanked him for humanitarian aid and support from the UN.
The PMO (Prime Minister’s Office) also released a statement on the talk that occurred between the two world leaders. It said that the two leaders had discussed opportunities for strengthening bilateral cooperation. The prime minister requested Ukraine authorities to make arrangements for the continued education of Indian students who had had to return from Ukraine earlier this year.
Zelensky said that he had wished the Indian prime minister a successful and good G20 presidency. They also had a word about the peace formula that Zelensky had discussed on the G20 forum.
The G20 summit
India got the presidency of the G20 summit on December first. President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, handed over to India the presidency during PM Modi’s visit to attend this year’s Group of Twenty summit.
The G20 summit is going to be held in September 2023. It will be the resolution of year-long meetings and processes held among ministers, senior officials, and civil societies. The process begins in December.
The G20 (group of 20) comprises 19 countries and the European Union. It represents about 85 percent of the global GDP, more than 75 percent of the global trade, and around two-thirds of the world population.
Under India’s G20 presidency, the first meeting kicked off in Mumbai from the 13th to the 16th of December.
Ukraine and Russia
Meanwhile, Ukraine was set to demand Russia’s exclusion from the UN Security Council on Monday as Moscow claims to have defeated the deepest drone attack by Kyiv in its territory.
Russia’s offensive has been going on for ten months now, as Kyiv gets ready to make its demands. Russia claims that the west is trying to tear its country apart.
Russia said it shot down a Ukrainian drone at its Engels airfield – more than 600 kilometers (370 miles) from the Ukraine border, on Monday.