Amid war with Russia, Ukraine Ambassador to India, Igor Polikha, urged PM Narendra Modi to “immediately contact” Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Ukrainian Ambassador Igor Polikha sought India’s intervention to alleviate its crisis following Russia’s attacks on its military facilities earlier today.
Addressing the media, Polikha cited Mahabharata and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to pursue diplomacy with Russian President Vladimir Putin and help Ukraine out in this hour of crisis.
“Some attacks happened on the outskirts of the capital. Some attacks happened deep inside the territory of Ukraine. We are getting the first information about casualties among our soldiers and the civilian population.”Doctor Igor Polikha, Ambassador of Ukraine to India.
Stressing the importance of India’s intervention at this point, he said: “India had qualified in diplomacy through Kautilya, Chanakya several thousand years ago when Europe had no civilization. India is an influential global player and, for many years, was the leader of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), which was created at the time of the cold war.
Furthermore, The Ukrainian diplomat said: “At present, Modiji is one of the most powerful leaders of the world has a special partnership with Russia.” we are pleading for political assistance from India.
“I don’t know how many world leaders Putin would pay heed to, but due to the rapport Modi ji shares, I am hopeful that the Russian President would have at least consider his words. We are expecting for much more favourable attitude from the Indian government,” Polikha said.
Ukraine has reportedly witnessed its first civilian casualties even at the capital’s outskirts. There has been fighting in some areas. According to the information shared by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence, five Russian fighter planes, two helicopters, two tanks, and several trucks have been destroyed.”
Polikha pointed out that “Putin has just launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine to strengthen his appeal. This is a war of aggression and Ukraine will defend itself and win. The time to act is now.”
He said that even though Russia claims it has attacked only military facilities, Ukraine has suffered civilian casualties. However, there is information that the Russian troops are crossing the border.
Reports suggest that Russia has launched a special military operation on Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region, and its forces have entered Ukrainian territory.
An Indian student who has spoken to All India Radio about the current emergency in Ukraine informed that they had been advised to take shelter in bunkers.
Edited By- Mahi Gupta
Published By- Pawan Rajput