Indian view on Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the BRICS summit in mid-July that Russia and India had absolute consensus on bilateral relations in all sectors, including international relations. Indian political analysts note that their mass media orient themselves toward Western press in coverage of international events.

Thus, the Indian population sees the situation in Ukraine through the prism of Western opinion. Arun Mohanty, a professor of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, believes that Russia should present its point of view in media space more actively to win the information war.

According to Mohanty, the official position of India in the context of the Ukraine crisis is that “Russia has legitimate interests in Ukraine.” Moreover, official Delhi considers sanctions against Russia to be counterproductive. The public does not take sides over Ukraine, it knows nothing about it, believes Mohanty: “We see that there is genocide. Indian mass media usually write based on data of international mass media, and the conflict in Ukraine is covered incorrectly in India, with distortions.”

The professor sees a parallel between coverage of the situation in the Gaza Strip and Donbass by Indian mass media: “The situation in Donbass is a lot more serious than in Gaza, but it is not covered. 1500-2000 people died in Gaza, about 18,000-20,000 in Ukraine in the last 2-3 months of the so-called anti-terrorist operation in Donbass.”

Mohanty notes the grave humanitarian situation in the east of Ukraine: “Tens of thousands of people had to move to Russia. According to some data, about 700,000 people in Donbass have no access to water, gas, electricity. It is a real genocide… Now is the time to draw attention to the genocide and do something. Maybe send humanitarian aid to Donbass. The issue should be discussed to resolve the situation in Donbass.

Delhi calls for peace in Donbass and against anti-Russian sanctionsRussian President Vladimir Putin said at the BRICS summit in mid-July that Russia and India had absolute consensus on bilateral relations in all sectors, including international relations. Indian political analysts note that their mass media orient themselves toward Western press in coverage of international events.Thus, the Indian population sees the situation in Ukraine through the prism of Western opinion. Arun Mohanty, a professor of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, believes that Russia should present its point of view in media space more actively to win the information war.According to Mohanty, the official position of India in the context of the Ukraine crisis is that “Russia has legitimate interests in Ukraine.” Moreover, official Delhi considers sanctions against Russia to be counterproductive. The public does not take sides over Ukraine, it knows nothing about it, believes Mohanty: “We see that there is genocide. Indian mass media usually write based on data of international mass media, and the conflict in Ukraine is covered incorrectly in India, with distortions.”The professor sees a parallel between coverage of the situation in the Gaza Strip and Donbass by Indian mass media: “The situation in Donbass is a lot more serious than in Gaza, but it is not covered. 1500-2000 people died in Gaza, about 18,000-20,000 in Ukraine in the last 2-3 months of the so-called anti-terrorist operation in Donbass.”Mohanty notes the grave humanitarian situation in the east of Ukraine: “Tens of thousands of people had to move to Russia. According to some data, about 700,000 people in Donbass have no access to water, gas, electricity. It is a real genocide… Now is the time to draw attention to the genocide and do something. Maybe send humanitarian aid to Donbass. The issue should be discussed to resolve the situation in Donb

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