President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskiy had a conversation with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.
"We discussed with the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, the so-called "referendums" recently held by Russia in the temporarily occupied territories of our country. We also talked about food and nuclear safety, interaction within the framework of international organizations, primarily in the UN. It is important to strengthen Ukrainian Indian partnership against the background of Russian aggression against Ukraine," Zelenskiy wrote in Telegram.
He also thanked India for supporting Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
"We appreciate the significant humanitarian aid provided by the Indian government and the private sector," the president emphasized.
As the press service of the head of state reports, during the conversation, Zelenskiy emphasized that Ukraine is not going to conduct any negotiations with the current president of the Russian Federation, and noted that the Ukrainian side has always been committed to a peaceful settlement.
"However, Russia did not advocate dialogue, but put forward ultimatums and deliberately undermined this process. During my speech at the session of the UN General Assembly, I outlined our clear formula for peace. We are ready to work together with our partners to achieve it," the president added.
He also emphasized that Ukraine is ready to continue acting as a guarantor of world food security. In this regard, the support of the entire international community, in particular India, for the further implementation of the grain initiative is important.
Zelenskiy also recalled nuclear blackmail by the Russian leadership, in particular at the occupied Zaporizhzhya NPP.
"Nuclear blackmail on the part of Russia, in particular regarding the Zaporizhzhya NPP, poses a threat not only to Ukraine, but also to the whole world," Zelenskiy said.
The President also renewed the invitation to the Prime Minister of India to visit Ukraine.