PM Modi to speak to both Zelensky and Putin

New Delhi, March 7 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold telephonic conversations with both Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Russia’s Vladimir Putin on Monday, official sources said. While the talks with Zelensky will take place in the first half of the day, that with Putin will happen later. The talks will take place as the Modi government aims to evacuate every stranded Indian students in Ukraine’s Sumy as early as possible. The Indian Embassy in Kyiv said on Sunday that its team is stationed in Poltava City to coordinate the safe passage of Indian students stranded in Sumy to Western borders via Poltava, for which confirmed time and date will be issued soon. The Embassy also asked the students to be ready to leave on short notice. Russia on Monday declared ceasefire in Ukraine from 12.30 pm (India time) to open humanitarian corridors for stranded foreigners, following request by French President Emanuel Macron. ASU ING

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