Putin said he wanted the conflict with Ukraine to end as soon as possible. Putin began the conversation by congratulating India on its 75th year of independence. He said all the best. Putin added, ‘India-Russia relations are constantly improving. We are constantly connected. We also engage on international issues. Sometimes there is no good news. We are aware of your position on the Ukraine conflict and I am aware of your concerns. You shared them too.
Invitation to visit Russia
“We want the conflict in Ukraine to end as soon as possible,” Putin said. But the Ukrainian leadership is backing down. He wants to settle things militarily. Putin told PM Modi, ‘It is good that we keep talking on different issues. We spoke on the phone four times during the corona virus. Our team is also working together. I remember my last visit to Delhi and I take this opportunity to invite you to come to Russia.
Can not congratulate on the birthday – Putin
Along with this he said, ‘I also know that my dear friend you will be celebrating your birthday tomorrow. In Russian tradition, we never congratulate in advance. So I can’t do that. But I congratulate friendly country India for the future under your leadership.’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi will celebrate his 72nd birthday on September 17.