India has a clear and consistent position regarding respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of other countries, said Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi. Thus, he answered the question about the introduction of partial mobilization in Russia.
“India has repeatedly stressed the need for an immediate cessation of hostilities and the need to resolve the ongoing conflict through dialogue and diplomacy,” Bagchi said (quoted by RIA Novosti).
According to him, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi confirmed this point of view during a recent meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the SCO summit in Samarkand.
At a meeting with Modi, Putin also said that Russia would do everything to end the conflict in Ukraine as soon as possible, but Kyiv refuses to negotiate. According to him, the leadership of Ukraine announced the rejection of the negotiation process, noting that Kyiv wants to achieve its goals by military means.
Since the beginning of the special operation, Russia and Ukraine have held negotiations several times. The first three face-to-face meetings took place in Belarus: on February 28, representatives of Russia and Ukraine met in the Gomel region, and then on March 3 and 6, negotiations continued in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. The fourth round of the Russian-Ukrainian dialogue took place on March 29 in Istanbul. But later the process was frozen. On May 17, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko said that Ukraine had actually withdrawn from the negotiations.
The day before, on September 21, Putin announced a partial mobilization in Russia.