Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (March 7) had a phone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and expressed gratitude to Ukrainian officials for facilitating the evacuation of Indians, especially students from the war-torn country, reported ANI.
The call between the two leaders lasted for over 35 minutes.
PM Modi and President Zelensky discussed the situation of the war that has arisen in Ukraine and brainstormed on its different dimensions. According to information received from sources, PM Modi also praised the ongoing direct talks between Russia and Ukraine. PM Modi also thanked President Zelensky for the help given by the Ukrainian government in evacuating Indian nationals from Ukraine. PM Modi sought cooperation of the Ukrainian government to evacuate Indian nationals from Sumi.
While nearly 700 Indian students are still stuck in Sumy, it is perceived that Russia's announcement of a ceasefire in the city might help in their speedy evacuation.
This was the second telephonic conversation between PM Modi and Zelenskyy after the conflict began in Ukraine. In his last call PM Modi reviewed the situation in Ukraine, especially in Kharkiv and both the leaders had also discussed the safe evacuation of the Indian nationals from the conflict areas, according to the Prime Minister’s office.