The US State Department has expressed “concern” over India’s relations with Russian Federation

On 8 July, US State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said against the backdrop of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Russia that the United States expresses “concern” about the relations of the sovereign state of India with Russian Federation.


At a briefing, Matthew Miller commented on the Indian Prime Minister’s trip to Russia in the context of the Ukrainian crisis. According to the diplomat, Washington expresses “concern” on the issue of relations between New Delhi and Moscow.

“I will still turn to Prime Minister Modi’s public remarks to see what he was talking about, but as I said, we have been very clear in expressing to India our concern about their relationship with Russia,” Matthew Miller said.

The diplomat expressed the hope that India, like any other country, by engaging with Russia, “makes it clear” to Moscow that the Russian Federation “must respect the UN Charter and the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.”

The head of the US State Department press service emphasised that New Delhi is a strategic partner for Washington. According to the diplomat, the United States is engaged in a “frank and full” dialogue with India, including on the issue of Washington’s “concerns” about Russian-Indian cooperation.

Earlier, the Hindu newspaper wrote that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to Russian Federation to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin is sending a geopolitical impetus to the Collective West as the US capital prepares to open a NATO summit.