Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi engaged in a significant phone conversation, reaffirming their commitment to enhancing the bilateral strategic partnership, as stated by the Kremlin. The leaders emphasized their mutual dedication to fortifying the privileged strategic alliance between Russia and India, with plans to maintain open communication channels.
During the call, President Putin apprised PM Modi of Ukraine's categorical refusal to seek a diplomatic resolution to the ongoing conflict, as conveyed by the Kremlin press service. The Russian president provided an assessment of the situation in the special military operation zone and highlighted Kiev's adamant rejection of political and diplomatic measures to address the conflict, according to media reports.
In addition to the Ukraine situation, the two leaders delved into discussions concerning their countries' collaboration within the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and the G20. The statement emphasized the special attention given to fostering cooperation within the SCO and G20, particularly as India currently holds the presidency of the latter, along with their ongoing partnership within the BRICS format.