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Russia's Lavrov lauds India for not taking sides on Ukraine

Visiting New Delhi, Kremlin's top diplomat sees 'progress' in talks with Kyiv

Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, ahead of their meeting in New Delhi on April 1.   © Subrahmanyam Jaishankar's Twitter via Reuters

NEW DELHI -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday told his Indian counterpart, S. Jaishankar, that his country was grateful for New Delhi's neutral stance on the Ukraine crisis amid Western efforts to isolate Moscow over the invasion.

"We appreciate that India is taking this situation in the entirety of facts, not just in a one-sided way," Lavrov said during a two-day visit to the Indian capital.

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