NEW DELHI: Ukraine First Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzhaparova is scheduled to visit India on Monday (April 10) and will seek humanitarian aid and equipment to repair damaged energy infrastructure. during the Russian invasion, the Hindu newspaper reported on Saturday.
India, which holds the presidency of the G20 this year, has refused to blame former ally Russia for the invasion of Ukraine and has sought a diplomatic solution while ramping up Russian oil purchases.
Dzhaparova, making the first visit to India by a Ukrainian government minister since the Russian invasion, will urge India to send a “strong message for peace” to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who will visited India in July for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit and will return in September for the G20 summit, the newspaper said.
“Ukraine has asked India for more humanitarian aid, including pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and energy equipment, to repair electrical infrastructure damaged during the war, and both sides will also discuss providing that assistance,” the newspaper quoted the diplomat as saying. source.
The newspaper said final arrangements for Dzhaparova’s visit were still being discussed. India’s foreign ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Dzhaparova is expected to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Kyiv, the newspaper said.