Indian and Japanese Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Fumio Kishida on Saturday called for peaceful resolution of the situation in Ukraine during a meeting in Delhi, Japan Times has reported.
The leaders urged an “immediate cessation of violence,” and noted that the only way to resolve the conflict is through dialogue and diplomacy.
Kishida and Modi also stressed the importance of ensuring the security of nuclear facilities in Ukraine and overcoming the humanitarian crisis that has developed in Eastern Europe due to the arrival of Ukrainian refugees there, Japan Times said.
In addition, the leaders discussed the strengthening of economic ties between the countries and the situation in the Indo-Pacific region.
Most Ukrainians are convinced that the country is not moving in the right direction, according to a poll done by the sociological group Rating. The problems that concern the respondents the most are the war in Donbas and corruption.
According to a poll published in Kyiv on Thursday, 75% of the respondents believe the situation in Ukraine is not developing in the right direction, 13% have the opposite opinion, and 12% are in doubt. In the perception of the problems existing in the country, respondents retain the opinion that the war in the east of Ukraine and corruption are the most important national problems, social problems also prevail: low salaries and pensions, as well as high tariffs for housing and communal services.
The poll was conducted by the sociological group Rating in the period between June 22, 2018 and July 5, 2018. It surveys 3,200 respondents aged 18 or older.