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Modi-Biden virtual meet: Remarks by US on India buying Russian oil, says- India not violating any sanctions

Punjab Tribune Bureau | April 12, 2022 11:14 AM

NEW DELHI: On India's oil imports from Russia, the US has said that India is not violating any sanctions imposed on Russia.

This statement of America has come after the virtual meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden.

On Monday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the talks between the leaders of the two countries were positive.

Asked whether Biden pressured India to limit energy trade with Russia, Saki said, "Energy imports are not restricted and they have not violated our restrictions. We accept that each country is in its own interest." makes decisions."

However, Saki also said that during the meeting, Biden mentioned to PM Modi that it is not in India's interest to increase imports of every product from Russia.

 

On whether Biden sought any promise from Modi if he did not increase oil purchases from Russia, Saki said, "On this issue PM Modi and Indian leaders will speak. India currently buys only 1-2 percent of oil from Russia. It is from America." 10 per cent buy. This is not a violation of any restriction."

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