India's cynical rhetoric outrages: why the country continues to buy weapons from Russia
India continues to buy weapons from Russia, despite the fact that its real technical capabilities on the battlefield are very far from beautiful words. This can mean only one thing – the local politicians did not draw conclusions from the war in Ukraine.
This was announced on Channel 24 by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in 2007-2009 Volodymyr Ohryzko. He stressed that if India wants to continue to think about its security, then Russian scrap metal must be abandoned.
India is balancing
However, India depends on Russia, but at the same time it tries to balance between the West, the speaker noted.
“She cannot go against the collective West. If she buys oil not for $60, but for $65, she will receive sanctions. And those sanctions will further exacerbate the problems that exist in India,” Ohryzko said.
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The problem of India is the poverty of the people
Many millions of Indians live below the poverty line, said the ex-foreign minister. And this is the problem of the local government itself and its inaction, and not of the West.
It is very easy to blame everyone for your own miscalculations. Perhaps, after all, the Indian government needs to think about how to solve its internal problems using its existing tools. – said Vladimir Ogryzko.
So, on March 15, at the G20 summit, the representative of India, Amitabh Kant, said that while too much attention is paid to the war in Ukraine, it is worth paying attention to the problems of poverty. He emphasized that the world must move on.
“It is very unfortunate that there are people in India who put aggressive Russia and Ukraine on the same level, which became the victim of this aggression. There is nothing new about cynicism in politics. Each country will justify its cynical policy with beautiful words. In fact, we will talk about banal their income.” own companies,” the expert commented.
Cooperation between India and Russia: what is known
- Despite the sanctions, India continues to cooperate with Russia. In particular, in the near future, an agreement should be drawn up between the countries on the purchase of BrahMos anti-ship missiles – export versions of the Russian Onyxes. These missiles are manufactured at an Indian-Russian joint venture located in India. The cost of the deal is $2.5 billion.
- Since 2022, India has been actively buying Russian oil. at a significant discount. This is one of the consequences of Russia's full-scale war against Ukraine. According to anonymous sources, the Indian authorities urged banks and traders to follow the rules associated with the sanctions. At the same time, the Indian authorities did not provide an official statement of support for sanctions against Russia.
- Earlier it was reported that Vladimir Putin may attend the G20 summit, which will be held in India in September. The Kremlin does not yet deny this possibility, although its head has not yet made a final decision.