Zelenskyy Slams Modi-Putin Hug Amidst War: "Devastating Blow to Peace Efforts!"

New Delhi, India – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy strongly criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Russia and his interactions with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Zelenskyy’s reaction came in response to Russia’s attack on a children’s hospital in Kyiv, which tragically resulted in the deaths of at least 37 people, including three children.

The images of the destroyed hospital and injured babies shared by Zelenskyy on social media highlighted the devastating impact of the missile strike. The Ukrainian President expressed disappointment over the visuals of Modi and Putin embracing during their meeting in Moscow, describing Putin as “the world’s most bloody criminal.”

Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Russia, amidst the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, aimed to balance India’s historical ties with Russia while seeking to strengthen relationships with Western nations. This trip marked Modi’s first visit since assuming office for the second time last month and his first visit to Russia since the Ukraine war began.

During his meeting with Putin, sources revealed that Modi emphasized the importance of resolving conflicts through dialogue and diplomacy rather than on the battlefield. India’s stance on respecting territorial integrity and sovereignty aligns with the United Nations Charter, emphasizing the need for peaceful solutions.

Modi’s previous engagements with Zelenskyy demonstrate India’s commitment to contributing to peace efforts in Ukraine. The leaders have met on multiple occasions, emphasizing the importance of dialogue and diplomatic solutions to resolve conflicts. Modi reiterated India’s readiness to support peace initiatives in his conversations with both Zelenskyy and Putin.

As India continues to advocate for peaceful resolutions to conflicts, Modi’s discussions with Zelenskyy and Putin underscore the country’s stance on promoting dialogue and diplomacy as essential tools for resolving international disputes. India stands prepared to play a role in facilitating peace efforts in regions experiencing conflict and unrest.