The US mainstream media today praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for telling Russian President Vladimir Putin that this is not the time for war in Ukraine.
The conversation between Narendra Modi-Vladimir Putin in Uzbekistan’s Samarkand was widely covered by the mainstream US media.
“(Prime Minister) Modi rebuked Putin for the war in Ukraine,” the Washington Post reported. The US Daily reported: “In a rebuke that shocked the public, Modi told Putin: ‘Today is not an era of war, and I spoke to you on the phone. about this”.
The Washington Post added: “The rare reproach shows that the 69-year-old Russian is under unusual pressure from all sides.”
In response to Prime Minister Modi, Russian President Putin said: “I know your position on the conflict in Ukraine, on the concerns that you have constantly expressed. We will do our best to prevent this. Only, unfortunately, the opposition, the leader of Ukraine, announced the abandonment of the negotiation process, stating that they wanted to achieve their goals by military means, such as they still say, ‘on the battlefield.’ However, we will always keep you informed of what is happening there.”
That’s the main story on the websites of both The Washington Post and The New York Times.
“The Indian leader told Putin that now is not the era of war,” the New York Times reported. The tone of the meeting was friendly, as both leaders mentioned their long shared history. Before Mr. Modi made his comments, Mr. Putin said he understood. India’s concerns about the war in Ukraine,” the American Daily said.
Mr. Modi’s comments came a day after President Xi Jinping of China – in his first face-to-face meeting with Mr Putin since the invasion began – struck a soft tone. much more than the Russian President, the New York Times reported.
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