PM Narendra Modi to speak to Ukrainian Prez Volodymyr Zelensky today

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (March 7) will speak to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky on the phone. PM Modi's call to Ukraine President comes in the backdrop of multiple requests, including by Ukraine’s foreign minister, to play a more active role in resolving the crisis.

Over the weekend, Ukraine's Foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba had urged the Prime Minister to reach out to Russian President Putin to stop the ongoing invasion of his country. Pointing to the "special relations" between India and Russia, Ukraine foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba in response to a WION question said, "All countries who enjoy special relations with India they can appeal to President Putin, PM Modi we call him to continue reaching out to President Putin and explaining to him that this war is against the interest of all" Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Putin have spoken 2 times since Russia invaded Ukraine in February.