New Delhi: Amid the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia, New Delhi's buying of oil from Moscow has been making headlines. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also justified India's stand at the 2 2 meeting in the US on oil purchases from Russia on Tuesday. Jaishankar, in a question on oil purchases from Russia, replied in such a way that even the opposition was forced to praise him. Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi wrote on social media, "Excellent reply from the External Affairs Minister."
Superb from EAM!????????????????— Priyanka Chaturvedi???????? (@priyankac19) April 12, 2022
“If you're looking at India’s energy purchases from Russia, I'd suggest your attention should be on Europe— our purchases for the month would be less than what Europe purchases in an afternoon” pic.twitter.com/nUuWWWIdps
In fact, all European countries, including the US, have imposed a number of sanctions on Russia over the attack on Ukraine. The US is also putting pressure on India to take a tough stand against Russia. Amidst all this, India continues to maintain its position of neutrality on Russia and Ukraine and is buying oil from Moscow, which was held on Monday between India and the US. Later, during the press conference, when the Indian External Affairs Minister was asked a question about India's oil purchases from Russia, he said, "If you want to talk about India's energy purchases from Russia, I suggest that you should focus on Europe. We import a small amount of the energy needed for our energy security from there. But you look at the statistics, Europe buys more oil from Russia in a day than we do in a month."
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar's reply has been highly praised on social media. Even Shiv Sena spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP Priyanka Chaturvedi, who has criticised the government on various issues, praised the External Affairs Minister's reply and shared a video of Jaishankar and wrote, "Excellent reply from the External Affairs Minister."