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Ukraine can’t believe Indian leader met “bloody criminal” Russian ruler on day of children’s hospital bombing.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday criticized Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for embracing Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Moscow on the day the Kremlin’s forces bombed a children’s hospital in Kyiv. 

“It is a huge disappointment and a devastating blow to peace efforts to see the leader of the world’s largest democracy hug the world’s most bloody criminal in Moscow on such a day,” Zelenskyy wrote, referring to the deadly Russian attacks.

Modi arrived in Moscow on Monday for a two-day state visit, marking his first trip to Russia since it began its full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

In a video clip that went viral Monday evening, Modi climbed out of a car, walked up some steps to meet Putin, and gave the Russian president a warm hug.

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[-] Buffalox@lemmy.world 175 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

India is showing a terrible double standard, they are hesitant towards the west, because India was once a British colony.
That is understandable.
But to support and "embrace" Russia when they are doing the same even worse to Ukraine is a disgusting double standard.

Shame on you India, for not changing with the times. Russia is obviously the evil empire today, even threatening nuclear war that could destroy life on earth.

[-] Deceptichum@quokk.au 93 points 1 week ago

You forget that India wants to be an evil empire today.

[-] Buffalox@lemmy.world 11 points 1 week ago

I was not aware of that, in what sense?

[-] Deceptichum@quokk.au 100 points 1 week ago

Well Modi’s ruling a wannabe fascist genocidal party.

Hindu nationalists dream of expanding into neighbouring states because historical borders at some period or whatever.

Ruthless capitalists like Adani who fuck over countries around the world to extract their wealth.

Etc.

[-] jaybone@lemmy.world 23 points 1 week ago

Also they seem unwilling to crack down on scammers and hackers preying on the west, so they should pair well with their Russian counterparts who do the same but are much more sophisticated.

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[-] ZoopZeZoop@lemmy.world 35 points 1 week ago
[-] Buffalox@lemmy.world 11 points 1 week ago

Thanks, although that was a bit depressing, I was not aware he is this bad, and I checked other sources too.

[-] derpgon@programming.dev 1 points 1 week ago

Probably just wants to be a scamming empire

[-] eskimofry@lemmy.world 27 points 1 week ago

Blame the conservatives... same as... checks notes everywhere?

[-] Buffalox@lemmy.world 15 points 1 week ago

Yes unfortunately it seems the right is getting more extreme almost everywhere.

[-] CosmicTurtle0@lemmy.dbzer0.com 18 points 1 week ago

As we enter late stage capitalism, with wages stagnating and cost of living going way out of control, people are looking for someone to blame.

And for conservatives, if there is anyone to blame it's always immigrants, gays, and liberals. In that order.

Never the capital class.

[-] dactylotheca@suppo.fi 1 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Moderate conservatives pretty much no longer exist.

The "moderates" are more than happy to collaborate with actual fascists; it's not like the leopards will eat their faces, after all

[-] Womble@lemmy.world 2 points 1 week ago

Always has been, never forget it was the "moderate" conservatives under Hindenburg that let (indeed advocated for) Hitler become Chancellor.

[-] dactylotheca@suppo.fi 1 points 1 week ago

Touché, it's not like this is anything new

[-] UltraMagnus0001@lemmy.world 21 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

A lot of irony going on. Like the Jewish state doing what was done to them throughout out history to others now.

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[-] Tryptaminev@lemm.ee 10 points 1 week ago

doing the same even worse to Ukraine is a disgusting double standard

This is grossly understating how terrible British colonial rule was. Britain committed multiple genocides including by starvation, up until even the 40s in its colonies, including areas that are now India.

Events like the Bucha massacre were basically just another Tuesday under British colonial rule.

Lets not revise the history of one imperialist genocidal shithole to criticize another imperialist genocidal shithole

[-] SpaceCowboy@lemmy.ca 8 points 1 week ago

Lets also not use past problems to justify fascists making problems right now.

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[-] oce@jlai.lu 7 points 1 week ago

A big reason is India is getting cheaper Russian gas and oil since Europe has stopped or lowered its imports.

[-] Buffalox@lemmy.world 6 points 1 week ago

Modi doesn't have to embrace Putin for that, Putin is desperate and has to take what he can get.

[-] TankovayaDiviziya@lemmy.world 6 points 1 week ago

I am not sure what you mean by double standards. India has always been playing both sides since the Cold War. India is a military ally to Russia while keeping close economic ties to the West. But in the context under Modi, he is basically of the same feather as Putin, both are authoritarians, which explains the hugging.

[-] Buffalox@lemmy.world 1 points 1 week ago

he is basically of the same feather as Putin, both are authoritarians, which explains the hugging.

True.

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[-] _haha_oh_wow_@sh.itjust.works 85 points 1 week ago

He's a disappointment for lots of reasons.

[-] ShinkanTrain@lemmy.ml 44 points 1 week ago

Bro, did you just learn about Modi?

[-] dactylotheca@suppo.fi 3 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Yeah like how is this a disappointment? I get what he means of course, but it's like being disappointed in Stalin if he hugged Hitler. Disappointment sounds like he was expecting something better of Modi

[-] eran_morad@lemmy.world 28 points 1 week ago

It’ll get interesting for India when their conflict with china really heats up.

[-] Deceptichum@quokk.au 29 points 1 week ago

It’s okay Russia will have their back, I’m sure China will send them the weapons to send to Indi… wait a minute.

[-] juice702@lemmy.world 26 points 1 week ago

Two douchebags embracing one another

[-] hark@lemmy.world 24 points 1 week ago

Huge disappointment? Does that mean he had high hopes for a nationalist? That's just silly.

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[-] skozzii@lemmy.ca 11 points 1 week ago

India tries to play both sides so they always win...

[-] st33lb0ne@lemmy.world 8 points 1 week ago

Understatement of the century

[-] mohammed_alibi@lemmy.world 5 points 1 week ago

Damn, Modi can redeem himself by just doing it again, but this time, stick a dagger in Putin's back!

[-] autotldr 4 points 1 week ago

This is the best summary I could come up with:


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday criticized Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for embracing Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Moscow on the day the Kremlin’s forces bombed a children’s hospital in Kyiv.

Modi arrived in Moscow on Monday for a two-day state visit, marking his first trip to Russia since it began its full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

In a video clip that went viral Monday evening, Modi climbed out of a car, walked up some steps to meet Putin, and gave the Russian president a warm hug.

Earlier the same day, Russia launched a mass missile attack against Kyiv, Dnipro, Kryvyi Rih and other cities in Ukraine, killing at least 42 people and injuring at least 206.

Modi did not address the strikes while speaking to the Indian diaspora in Moscow on Tuesday, but praised relations between the two countries, calling Russia a “reliable friend.”

He also announced the opening of two new Indian consulates in Russia and hailed his “friend” Putin for working toward developing the partnership between the two countries.


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[-] homesweethomeMrL@lemmy.world 4 points 1 week ago

Ain’t it the truth

[-] Gsus4@programming.dev 1 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Meanwhile, in China:

Chinese are angry that West isn’t outraged enough by Modi meeting Putin 🤣

https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/opinion/chinese-are-angry-that-west-isn-t-outraged-enough-by-modi-meeting-putin/ar-BB1pI80U

Cold war II is going to be 10x more confusing than cold war I

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