Russia-Ukraine war grouping’s unity test

'Fourteenth, including India ...': Russia-Ukraine war test alliance 'Unity

QuadMit: Moscow has described its military action in Ukraine as a “special operation”.

Tokyo:

On Tuesday, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said quad grouping leaders from countries including Prime Minister Narendra Modi had shared concerns about the situation in Ukraine during their meeting in Tokyo.

“The four leaders openly discussed the impact of the situation in Ukraine on the Indo-Pacific region and we, including India, expressed our concern over the tragic war in Ukraine and reaffirmed that principles such as rule of law, sovereignty and territorial integrity must be upheld in any region.” Said.

Kishida made the remarks after a meeting of quad leaders, which included Prime Minister Modi, US President Joe Biden and newly elected Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

Kishida said all four, including Prime Minister Modi, agreed on the importance of the rule of law, sovereignty and territorial integrity.

India has frustrated the United States with what Washington sees as US-led sanctions on Russia and a lack of support for condemnation of the aggression in Ukraine.

Moscow has described its military action in Ukraine as a “special operation”.

Although India has forged closer US ties in recent years and is an important part of the quad grouping aimed at pushing back against China, it has a long-standing relationship with Russia, which remains a major supplier of its defense equipment and oil.

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