“US welcomes India’s humanitarian support for Ukrainians”, says Karen Donfried

Washington, US: The United States Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Karen Donfried, duly welcomed Indian support and the humanitarian assistance it has extended towards the war-inflicted citizens of Ukraine. Acknowledging India’s warm gestures, Donfried stated that:

We welcome India’s support for Ukrainians by providing humanitarian assistance and calls for putting an immediate to Russia’s unprovoked aggression in Ukraine.”

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During the telephonic conversation,Karen Donfried commended the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s stance against any kind of war. Indian PM Modi stated that today’s era is not of war. 

Moreover, during the Bali G20 Summit, Modi called on the leaders to sort things out with dialogue and diplomacy instead of war. Donfried also hailed India’s G20 leadership, calling it to be really commendable.

Furthermore, Donfried stated that the Russian war in Ukraine will soon mark its anniversary, i.e. on February 24, 2023. “Ukraine did not provoke this war. Putin expected a quick victory but underestimated the Ukrainian people. It is unjustified and illegal”. But so far, Russian President Putin doesn’t seem anyway interested in diplomacy, despite the sanctions being imposed on Russia. 

Donfried also asserted US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s quote, which reads as , “Only Russia can end this war. If Russia stops fighting, the war will end there. But if Ukraine stops fighting, it will be Ukraine’s end. And Ukraine’s defeat would be our defeat.

At the same time, US Assistant Secretary Bureau of Energy Resources Geoffrey R. Pyatt noted that India has got so much contribute in energy efforts as he stressed the agenda of energy security during the conference. 

Meanwhile, the External Affairs minister of India, S. Jaishankar, stated Indian Government has aligned with the need of its citizens amid the Russia-Ukraine War. Considering the vulnerability of the circumstances, the benefits of the country’s citizens needed to be put first. 

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Jaishankar also added that many other nations, along with India, want a diplomatic end to war, and PM Narendra Modi has become the voice of the world on the matter.