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Not seeking to change India-Russia ties, says US

Prime News, International, National, Washington (USA), April 1:- As Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is on a two-day official visit to India, the United States State Department Spokesperson Ned Price on Thursday (March 31) said that every country has its own relationship with Moscow and Washington is not seeking any change in that.

US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price

“Different countries are going to have their own relationship with the Russian Federation. It’s a fact of history. It’s a fact of geography. That is not something that we are seeking to change,” Price said during a press briefing.

He continued by saying, “What we are seeking to do, whether it is in the context of India or other partners and allies around the world, is to do all we can to see to it that the international community is speaking in unison, speaking loudly against this unjustified, unprovoked premeditated aggression, calling for an end to the violence using the leverage that countries including India, have to those ends.”

Price made these remarks amid Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s visit to India. He is expected to meet and hold talks with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar today.

“…We understand that what we are asking for, what we are calling for, is that all countries use the leverage that they have to make sure that that message is coming across to Vladimir Putin loud and clear,” he said. (MR, Inputs: Agencies)

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