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“It’s heart wrenching…”: PM Modi to Putin on killings of children during conflict

July 10, 2024 10:50 AM IST

Kyiv | Dagestan | Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Russia | President Vladimir Putin

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed deep concern over the loss of innocent lives, particularly children, during conflicts in his bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday.

The discussion comes in the wake of a recent missile strike on a children’s hospital in Kyiv, which reportedly killed 37 children.

“Be it war, conflicts, terror attacks – everyone who believes in humanity is pained when there is loss of lives. But when innocent children are murdered, when we see innocent children dying, it is heart-wrenching. That pain is immense. I also held a detailed discussion with you over this,” PM Modi said during the meeting.

During the meeting, PM also condemned the recent terror attack in Russia’s Dagestan, drawing parallels to India’s long-standing struggle with terrorism.

“In the last 40-50 years, India has been facing terrorism. How horrible and disgusting terrorism is, we have been facing for the last 40 years. So, when terror incidents occurred in Moscow, when terror incidents occurred in Dagestan, I can imagine how deep its pain would be. I strongly condemn all kinds of terrorism,” he further said.

The Prime Minister acknowledged the global attention on his visit. This marks the 22nd meeting between PM Modi and President Putin over the past 25 years of bilateral talks.

PM Modi said, “The bilateral talks between the two nations have been going on for 25 years. We have met 22 times. This is such a meeting that the focus of the entire world is on this visit of mine. The entire world is drawing out different meanings of this visit.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is on an official visit to Russia. He held a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday.

(Inputs from ANI)

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