Indo-Russian relations separate from Washington-Moscow, that’s OK: US

India’s relationship with Russia is separate from that which the United States shares with the latter and that is correct, the Biden administration said, pointing out that Washington has asked all countries that have leverage on Moscow to use it to protect the rules-based international order.

State Department spokesman Ned Price noted that the United States shares important interests and values ​​with India.

“We share important interests with India. We share important values ​​with India. And we know that India has a relationship with Russia that is separate from the relationship we have with Russia. Of course, it’s okay,” Price told reporters during his daily. Friday press conference.

“India has a relationship with Russia which we certainly don’t have. India and Russia have a relationship, including in the defense and security sector, which we don’t have. .. .we asked every country that has a relationship and certainly the countries that have the power to use that leverage constructively,” he said in response to a question.

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation in Ukraine on Wednesday evening. Russia has launched multiple attacks in several regions of central and eastern Ukraine, drawing widespread condemnation and sanctions from several countries, including the United States.

The United States, Price said, has a broad strategic partnership with India.

“As you know, we had the opportunity to see our Indian counterpart, Foreign Minister Jaishankar, in Australia the other day while we were in the Indo-Pacific for a Quad meeting,” a- he declared.

“What we did, including through the bilateral discussion we had with Foreign Minister Jaishankar in Melbourne, was to share our strong belief that countries around the world, especially countries that have a level of influence, clout, leverage with the Russian Federation, had to use it wisely, had to use it to protect the rules-based international order,” he said.

Responding to another question, Price said the United States had communicated to Pakistan its position on what was then the threat of a Russian invasion and what is now the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.

“Just like India, Pakistan knows precisely where we stand. These are still rules, norms, guidelines that also benefit India, Pakistan, the United States and Russia,” he said. he declared.

Putin met Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at the Kremlin on Thursday in his first face-to-face talks since the start of the special Russian military operation in eastern Ukraine and the two leaders discussed key aspects of bilateral cooperation and exchanged views on current regional topics, including developments in Southeast Asia.

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