The External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said the situation in Ukraine is rooted in post-Soviet politics, NATO expansion, and Russia-Europe dynamics, amid rising tensions between Moscow and the West following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recognition of two breakaway Ukrainian regions as independent states.
The news: The Ukraine crisis is escalating day by day after Russian President Putin announced the recognition of two breakaway regions of Ukraine as independent states.
- Jaishankar during an interactive session at a think-tank in Paris, on Tuesday said the world is currently experiencing “multiple crises,” and that these developments have resulted in new challenges to the international order.
- The Minister added, “The real question is: are you mobilised to find a good solution or are you content with posturing? India can talk with Russia, with other countries, within the UN Security Council and support initiatives like those of France.”
- Jaishankar in his address at the French Institute of International Relations, went into great detail about the rapidly growing Indo-French relationship, saying that India sees France as a “trusted” partner in combating a wide range of security threats, from the seabed to space, and from cyber to the oceans.
- “The situation in Ukraine is the result of a complex chain of circumstances over the last 30 years. Most countries, such as India and France, which are very active, are seeking a diplomatic solution,” he said.