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Ukraine President criticises Modi’s diplomacy
December 12, 2014, 6:37 am

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was speaking at Lowy Institute in Australia on  12 December 2014 [Image: Lowy Institute]

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was speaking at Lowy Institute in Australia on 12 December 2014 [Image: Lowy Institute]

After India hosted Crimea’s Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov who signed a trade cooperation pact with an Indian business association during President Vladimir Putin’s India visit, Ukraine has hit out at the Indian government.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko suggested on Friday that India seems to be placing more importance on “money” over “values” by harbouring trade ties with the Crimean leader. Poroshenko was speaking at Lowy Institute in Australia on Friday.

“It is not an easy job to keep the world together. This is the difference between money and values. The closer you are to civilization nations, values is much more important to you than money. You can be bought by money, contracts…,” the Ukrainian President said in a dig at the pact signed between an Indian business association and the Crimean government.

“The Indian position doesn’t help, it doesn’t save Mr Aksyanov. He is a criminal, it’s very simple. He has a criminal background and no doubt he has a criminal future,” said Poroshenko.

The head of the Crimean government Aksyonov signed a memorandum of understanding between Crimea and the Indian-Crimean Partnership, an association of Indian business circles on the sidelines of his trip on Thursday.

A group of Indian businessmen and Indian journalists will visit Crimea under the agreement, said a Russian news agency Tass report.

India earlier broke with the international community in acknowledging that Russia has legitimate interests in Ukraine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday in the Indian capital where the two sides inked crucial energy deals, including Rosneft’s 10-year oil delivery contract of 10 million tons per year with India.

“We have a strategic partnership that is incomparable. Russia our foremost defence partner since decades,” said Modi at a joint press conference following talks with Putin.

The vast array of deals signed between Russia and India, including an economic partnership with Crimea comes weeks ahead of US President Barack Obama’s visit to India. Obama has insisted on US attempts to “isolate” Putin internationally and expose Russia to a spiralling trade war with the west.

New Delhi has supported Moscow over the Ukraine crisis, with Modi saying that dialogue has to replace the current blame-game.

“There is a saying in India that the person who should throw a stone first is the person who has not committed any sins. In the world right now, a lot of people want to give advice. But look within them, and they too have sinned in some way. Ultimately, India’s view point is that efforts need to be made to sit together and talk, and to resolve problems in an ongoing process,” Modi told a US broadcaster in September.


12 Responses to Ukraine President criticises Modi’s diplomacy

  1. digi Reply

    December 12, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Hey chocolate man, have you gone off the reserve. You was installed via a U.S.financed coup, Ukraine central bank gold was stolen during the middle of the night by the Fed and the central banks money was diverted to Swiss accounts. What about the IMF money? Probably same fate via embezzlement. You are not in any position to tell others about value. Your a criminal!

    • Wasskliwabbit Reply

      December 14, 2014 at 4:11 am


      Spot on

    • Wasskliwabbit Reply

      December 14, 2014 at 4:14 am

      Brushing up on my maths with each comment here lol

      I agree! Voted!

  2. Enrique Ferro Reply

    December 12, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    Poroshenko lacks all moral standing to lecture anyone over “values” and “money”. An oligarch who has enriched himself by plundering the Ukrainian national wealth along with the buddies he represents. What explains the Ukrainian non-existent economy. A guy who presides over a half-Nazi government, hatched by an anti-democratic putsch, and which pursues the extermination of the Russian-speaking southeastern population by using all sort of forbidden weapons. What is he speaking about? Disgusting!

    • Wasskliwabbit Reply

      December 14, 2014 at 4:16 am

      Agree! I just hope his people will come to their senses sooner than later…

  3. tim Reply

    December 13, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    What’s this criminal doing in Australia???.?
    Snoop Dog can’t get a visa because of a previous conviction for smoking grass
    Asylum seekers can’t ever come, regardless of their circumstances
    Our government is a disgrace. We let a war criminal in and Tony Abbot will no doubt trump up his support in a bid to turn around his abysmal political support rating. Maybe Tony has offered to teach him how to shirt front people.

    • Wasskliwabbit Reply

      December 14, 2014 at 4:13 am

      I really believe Abbott thinks he has every Australians back on his view of ukraine…and russia

  4. mano Reply

    December 15, 2014 at 2:40 am

    Petro should mind his own business and make truce with Russia.There is no use to interfere in other countries affairs, he sounds like Obama and USA. He must get rid of neocons and neonazis from his government, instead of taking marching orders from Obama and EU and Nato. To me there is no future for Ukraine, except to belong to Russia- formerly being part of Russia.

  5. Indian Pot Reply

    December 15, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Porky said in Australia, I am a President of peace. LOL

  6. RockyRacoon Reply

    December 16, 2014 at 4:27 am

    What an embarrassment. He is a poster boy of political corruption.

  7. Janarddan Reply

    May 16, 2015 at 5:44 am

    A buffoon, who takes bagful of dollar notes from Washington for criminal subversion of an elected govt, is speaking of values.

  8. Janetha Reply

    October 16, 2015 at 5:24 am

    junko …

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