Mainstream US media today praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for telling Russian President Vladimir Putin that it is not a time for war in Ukraine.
The Narendra Modi-Vladimir Putin conversation in Samarkand, Uzbekistan was widely broadcast by mainstream US media.
“(Prime Minister) Modi rebukes Putin over war in Ukraine,” the Washington Post reported in a headline. The US daily reported, “In a shocking public rebuke, Modi told Putin: ‘Today’s era is not an era of war, and I have spoken to you over the phone about it.’
The Washington Post continued, “The rare disdain shows the 69-year-old Russian mighty coming under extraordinary pressure from all sides.”
Responding to PM Modi, Russian President Putin said, “I know your position on the conflict in Ukraine, about your concerns that you constantly express. We will do our best to stop it as soon as possible. Only, unfortunately. , the opposition side, the leadership of Ukraine announced to abandon the negotiation process, declaring that it wants to achieve its goals by military means, as they say, ‘on the battlefield.’ Nevertheless, we will always keep you informed of what is happening there.”
It was the main story on the webpages of both The Washington Post and The New York Times.
The New York Times said in its headline, “India’s leader tells Putin that now is not the era of war.” “The tone of the meeting was friendly, with the two leaders noting their long shared history. Before Mr. Modi’s remarks, Mr. Putin said he understood India’s concerns about the war in Ukraine,” the US daily said.
Mr Modi’s remarks came a day after Chinese President Xi Jinping – in his first one-on-one meeting with Mr Putin since the invasion began – was far more subdued than the Russian president, and evident in his public Any mention of Ukraine has become a commentary,” the New York Times reported.
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