US Welcomes India’s Support For Ukrainian People By Providing Humanitarian Assistance


Washington: US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Karen Donfried on Wednesday welcomed India’s support for the people of Ukraine by providing humanitarian assistance, and calls by India for an immediate end to Russia’s unprovoked war against Ukraine.

“We welcome India’s support for the people of Ukraine by providing humanitarian assistance, and calls by India for immediate end for Russia’s unprovoked war against Ukraine,” Donfried said during a telephonic press briefing alongside US Assistant Secretary Bureau of Energy Resources Geoffrey R. Pyatt.

During the conference, Donfried welcomed PM Modi’s assertion that today’s era is not of war and PM Modi’s comments at the Bali G20 summit calling for dialogue and diplomacy. “India’s leadership role at G20 right now is commendable,” she said.

Donfried said that we are coming to the one-year anniversary of Russian aggression on Ukraine. “Ukraine did nothing to provoke this war. Putin expected a quick victory but underestimated the Ukrainian people. It is unjustified and illegal,” she said.

She said that the US put sanctions on Russia to target Putin to stop the war. It is, however, clear that Putin is not interested in diplomacy.

“Russia alone can end this war today. My boss, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that if Russia stopped fighting, the war will end but if Ukraine stops fighting then Ukraine will end. If Putin wins it would mean defeat for Ukraine and for all of us. I continue to be inspired by the people of Ukraine,” Donfried said.

She said we welcome India’s support to Ukraine by providing humanitarian assistance.

Geoffrey R. Pyatt during the conference said that the US and India have so much to contribute in energy efforts. “Energy security agenda is particularly important,” Pyatt said.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar recently said the Indian government took the side of its people amid the war between Russia and Ukraine as it was important to see our benefits, and some countries had to come forward first.

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