“We are working very closely with all our allies and partners around the world on the issue of Russia’s brutal aggression against Ukraine. Of course, the same is true of India. The international community firmly recognizes the need to hold Russia accountable for the atrocities it has committed.” committed and his armed forces commit in Ukraine,” Ned Price said.
At the press conference, Ned Price said Russia’s war against Ukraine has affected countries around the world. He said the US and India share a commitment to maintain a rules-based international order that respects territorial integrity and sovereignty.
Ned Price said: “We have been in regular close contact with India about what we can do to hold Russia accountable and to impose additional costs on Russia for its war. We may not always share exactly the same policy approaches, but both share a commitment to maintain a rules-based international order that respects territorial integrity and sovereignty.”
He further stated, “That’s at the core of our global strategic partnership with India. It’s at the core of what we’re trying to do with Quad with the other bilateral and multilateral work we’re doing with India and Indian partners.” He said the US agrees with India that restoring peace in Ukraine is “essential”.
In the press briefing, Price said: “We strongly agree with India that restoring lasting peace in Ukraine is essential. This is the same message that President Zelensky spent during the G20.” He stated that the US agrees with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement that “the current era is not an era of war”.
“We welcome India’s support to the people of Ukraine. India has provided humanitarian assistance and calls on India to immediately end Russia’s brutal war against Ukraine. We also strongly agree with Prime Minister Modi’s claim that the current era is not an era of war. That was, of course, the remark that echoed at the G20. We heard that remark at the UN as well,” said Ned Price.
Price stressed that India could be in a position to bring peace to Ukraine, saying: “We believe that countries like India, countries that have a relationship with Russia and Ukraine could be in a position to help establish dialogue and diplomacy. bring that one might day end this war.”
He went on to say, “I say one day and I put this in the conditional because there is one country that has obviously shown no willingness to end the brutal aggression, and that is, of course, Russia.”
Ned Price said the US continues to hold Russia accountable for its war on Ukraine. He expressed confidence that countries like India can play a role if Russia is willing to engage in “genuine dialogue and diplomacy” leading to peace.
“Just as we continue to hold Russia and senior Russian decision-makers accountable for this brutal war. It is ultimately our hope that if Moscow’s calculus changes when it comes to acknowledging that this war has been and will be a strategic failure, Moscow will become more interested into a real dialogue and real diplomacy leading to just and lasting peace and we are convinced that countries like India can play a special role at that time and we welcome that,” said Ned Price.