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Will Kyiv’s ‘conciliatory’ stance change India’s neutrality on Russia-Ukraine war?

His visit marked a change in the diplomatic tone adopted by Ukraine, which had in August 2022 accused India of buying cheap Russian oil tainted with “Ukrainian blood” during the conflict.

Kuleba on Friday hinted that Ukraine could tolerate India’s oil purchases as long as it paid in Indian rupees. Indian buyers mostly pay Russian oil firms in UAE dirhams or US dollars.

“The visit appears to be a shift in Ukraine’s foreign policy towards India but not necessarily a shift in India’s foreign policy,” said Donald Camp, a retired foreign service officer in Washington and a South Asia expert.

“Ukraine has decided it had little to gain from castigating India for its Russian ties and has moved to a more conciliatory position,” Camp told This Week in Asia. “I suspect it’s partly a recognition that India is a global player, and it’s better to have India on their side, or as close to their side as they can get.”

India-Russia relations date back to the Cold War era, and Delhi has relied heavily on Moscow for its arms supplies, although the imports have steadily declined over the past decade. According to figures from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute in March, Russia accounted for 36 per cent of India’s arms imports from 2019-2023, a sharp drop from the 76 per cent seen in 2009-2013.

For now, Russia remains India’s biggest arms supplier, despite Delhi’s attempts to balance and diversify its imports from countries such as the US and France.

India has also not shown any intention of slowing down its oil purchases from Russia, despite repeated appeals made by Ukraine and Western powers.

Observers doubt Kuleba’s trip will alter the India-Russia dynamic dramatically, but have not ruled out the possibility of a mediating role