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Quad urges India to condemn Russia over Ukraine

New Delhi has abstained from voting at U.N. General Assembly

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks with the leaders of the U.S., India and Australia online on March 3. (Photo courtesy of Japan's Cabinet Public Affairs Office)

TOKYO -- The U.S., Japan and Australia called on India to join the rest of the group in denouncing Russia over its invasion of Ukraine in an online meeting of the Quad security bloc held Thursday.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida spoke with U.S. President Joe Biden, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison for about an hour. One of the goals was to get India on board in condemning Russia.

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