Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy’s letter requesting humanitarian aid from India was handed over by Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzhaparova to India’s Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture, Meenakashi Lekhi.
(Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy)
During her four-day visit to India, Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzhaparova presented a letter from President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Ukrainian President Zelenskyy appealed to India for help in the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, requesting humanitarian aid, including medical equipment, in a letter delivered by Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzhaparova to India’s Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture, Meenakashi Lekhi.
President Zelenskyy and PM Modi held discussions on bilateral and global matters of shared interest during their meeting, exchanging views on various topics. Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture, Meenakashi Lekhi, assured Ukraine of enhanced humanitarian assistance. Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzhaparova described the meeting as fruitful.
(Image source – Meenakashi Lekhi’s Twitter)
Prior to her address at the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzhaparova met with Meenakashi Lekhi on Tuesday for discussions.This visit marks the first time a high-ranking Ukrainian official has traveled to India since the onset of the Russia-Ukraine war in February of the previous year.
(Image source – Emine Dzheppar’s Twitter)
During her address at the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzhaparova stated that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is interested in addressing the G20 summit in India, noting that he had previously addressed the G20 Bali summit via video conference.
Dzhaparova also highlighted India’s role as a global leader and current chair of the G20, expressing hope that Indian officials would visit Kyiv soon to further peace efforts in the ongoing war with Russia.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been actively engaged in diplomatic efforts related to the Russia-Ukraine war, including multiple phone conversations with President Zelenskyy and a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin met with other leaders on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, including President Zelenskyy.
During these interactions, PM Modi emphasized that there can be no military solution and that dialogue is the way forward in resolving the conflict.