At the same time, only Paris condemned the Russian aggression.

India and France have called for an “immediate cessation of hostilities” in Ukraine.

At the same time, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi again did not condemn Russia’s invasion of a neighboring country.

India, which imports a significant part of military equipment from Russia, has long been trying to walk a diplomatic tightrope between the West and Moscow, in particular, refusing to condemn the latter or vote against it at the UN in connection with Russia’s actions in Ukraine.

“France and India have expressed deep concern over the humanitarian crisis and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine,” Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron said in a joint statement following their meeting in Paris.

“Both countries unequivocally condemned the fact of the killings of civilians in Ukraine and called for an immediate cessation of hostilities so that both sides could unite to promote dialogue and diplomacy and immediately put an end to the suffering of people,” the statement reads.

However, only France condemned the “illegal and unjustified aggression of Russian forces against Ukraine.”