Aukland: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar claimed on Thursday that India pressed Russia on the safety of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine during its ongoing war.
Speaking at an event with business leaders in Aukland, Jaishankar said that India is willing to do whatever it can to facilitate a solution to the Ukraine crisis.
“When I was in the United Nations, the big concern at that time was the safety of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant because there was some fighting going on in the very proximity to it,” Jaishankar said.
“To me, the diversities of the world which are quite evident will also naturally lead to a differential response and I would not disrespect the position of other countries as I can see that many of them are coming from their threat perception, their anxiety, their equities in Ukraine,” he said.
Earlier this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and conveyed India’s readiness to contribute to peace efforts and asserted that there cannot be any military solution to the conflict.