India-U.S. agree very much on restoration of enduring peace in Ukraine: Biden administration

State Division spokesman Ned Value. File.
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India and america “agree very a lot” that the restoration of an everlasting peace in Ukraine is crucial, the Biden administration has stated.

State Division spokesperson Ned Value additionally stated his nation is participating very intently with its allies and companions, together with India, on the conflict in Ukraine and that the worldwide neighborhood firmly recognises the necessity to maintain Russia to account.

“We agree very a lot with India that the restoration of an everlasting peace in Ukraine is crucial. This is similar message that President (Volodymyr) Zelenskyy himself has issued. In the course of the G-20, he spoke to the assembled world leaders, laid out his imaginative and prescient for a simply peace. That is one thing that we very a lot welcome,” he instructed reporters at his each day information convention on Friday.

“We do welcome India’s help for the individuals of Ukraine. India has provided humanitarian assistance and calls by India for a direct finish to Russia’s brutal struggle in opposition to Ukraine. We additionally very a lot agree with Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi’s assertion that at this time’s period just isn’t an period of struggle. In fact, that was a remark that was echoed on the G-20. We have heard that remark on the UN as properly,” he stated.

The USA believes that international locations comparable to India which have a relationship with Russia and with Ukraine could also be able to assist result in dialogue and diplomacy that would in the future put an finish to this struggle, Mr. Value stated.

“I say in the future, and I put this within the conditional as a result of there may be one nation that after all has demonstrated no willingness to place an finish to this struggle, to finish the brutal aggression, and that, after all, is Russia,” the State Division official stated.

Even within the context of latest discussions, “we took notice of the Kremlin assertion that the Kremlin is keen to have interaction in dialogue, however provided that the brand new territorial realities are recognised”, he stated.

Responding to a query, Mr. Value stated america is participating very intently with all of our allies and companions around the globe on the query of Russia’s brutal aggression in opposition to Ukraine.

“In fact, that features India. The worldwide neighborhood firmly recognises the necessity to maintain Russia to account for the atrocities that it has dedicated and that its forces are committing in Ukraine,” he stated.

“Russia’s struggle has affected not solely Ukraine. As necessary as Ukraine is and this battle, this struggle that Russia is perpetrating in opposition to Ukraine is, that is a lot larger in a way. It has affected international locations around the globe in any variety of methods,” Value stated.

Minister of Exterior Affairs S. Jaishankar acknowledged during his November visit to Moscow that “this struggle, within the aftermath of two years of the Covid pandemic, has prompted important financial ache, notably to growing international locations”, he stated.

“We have additionally seen a spike in meals costs, a spike in power costs, upwards strain on inflation around the globe. All of those are exacerbated by Russia’s unlawful unprovoked struggle in opposition to Ukraine. We now have been in common shut contact with India relating to what we are able to do to carry Russia accountable and to impose extra prices on Russia for its struggle,” Mr. Value stated.

“We might not all the time share exactly the identical coverage approaches, however we each share a dedication to upholding a rules-based worldwide order that respects territorial integrity and sovereignty,” he stated.

That is on the coronary heart of america’ world strategic partnership with India, and it’s on the coronary heart of what “we search to do with the quad, with the opposite bilateral and multilateral work we do with our Indian companions”, Mr. Value stated.

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