G20 Summit: Prime Minister Narendra Modi recapitulates calls for peace in Ukraine

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The Prime Minister said: The duty of creating a new world order in the world after Corona is on the shoulders of the current leaders.

 At the G20 summit in Indonesia on Tuesday, Indian Prime Minister Modi reiterated India’s request for ceasefire and diplomatic talks between Russia and Ukraine.

Modi said: I have said many times that we have to figure a way to return to the ceasefire and the diplomatic path in Ukraine. What is needed now is a concrete and collective commitment to ensure peace, harmony, and security worldwide.

Russia launched its attack on Ukraine on February 24. The Kremlin described the move as a “special operation” to demilitarise and “de-Nazify” Ukraine. However, Kyiv and several Western countries say it is a baseless pretext for war chosen by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

According to the UN Human Rights Office research, at least 6,557 people have been killed in the conflict in Ukraine as of November 14. According to the Russian military, 5,937 soldiers died on the Russian side.

In his speech on Tuesday, Modi said that  the post-Corona world rests with the current leaders.

In the last 100 years, World War II has wreaked havoc on the world. After that, the leaders of the time seriously tried to take the path of peace. Now it is our turn.”

Modi also spoke about India’s tenure as chairman of the G20 summit, which is scheduled to begin on December 1.

The Group of 20 or the presidency of the Group of 20 countries is presumed by its members on a rotating basis. India will take over the presidency from its current president, Indonesia.

“I am sure that next year when the Group of 20 gathers at the shrine of Buddha and Gandhi, we will all agree to pass on a strong message of peace to the world,” Modi said.

The prime minister also said climate change, the covid-19 pandemic, and the crisis in Ukraine have collectively ruined the world.

“Global supply chains are broken. There is a commodity, a commodity crisis around the world,” he said. “The challenge is most acute for poor citizens in all countries.

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