India’s Diplomatic Endeavor: EAM Jaishankar’s Dialogue with Ukrainian Counterpart Post Russia Visit

After his recent visit to Russia, External Affairs Minister of India, S. Jaishankar, held a conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart, Dmytro Kuleba. This discussion, described as “useful,” focused on various issues, including the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, Kyiv’s peace formula, and ways to enhance bilateral ties between India and Ukraine. The conversation with Kuleba came shortly after Jaishankar’s five-day trip to Russia, where he engaged in extensive talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and met President Vladimir Putin.

During the conversation, Jaishankar emphasized India’s stance on supporting diplomacy and dialogue as the preferred path to resolving the Ukraine crisis. Kuleba, on his part, informed Jaishankar about Ukraine’s vision for a ‘Global Peace Summit’ of leaders and discussed plans for future cooperation based on the Ukrainian Peace Formula. They also agreed to hold the first meeting of the India-Ukraine Inter-Governmental Commission since 2018 to rejuvenate bilateral ties and explore comprehensive cooperative measures.

India has consistently advocated for resolving the Ukraine crisis through diplomatic means. In previous engagements, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a meeting with President Putin, had underscored that the current era was not one of war, urging a return to diplomatic dialogue. Modi also had in-person discussions with President Zelenskyy, emphasizing the need for diplomatic solutions.

These developments signify India’s active role in international diplomacy and its commitment to peaceful resolution of conflicts through dialogue and cooperation.

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