FM Sitharaman to meet PM to discuss Russia-Ukraine conflict situation


When asked whether there will be a meeting with the Prime Minster on the Russia-Ukraine issue, Sitharaman said ‘definitely’

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said she will be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the situation arising out of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Markets have been rattled by Russia’s attack on the Eastern European country.

When asked whether there will be a meeting with the Prime Minster on the Russia-Ukraine issue, Sitharaman said, “definitely”.

She was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an event here.

On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a military operation in Ukraine and the move has raised concerns over the possibility of a full-scale military confrontation between the two countries.

The 30-share benchmark Sensex crashed over 2,700 points in line with global meltdown amid invasion of Ukraine by Russia.

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First Published: Thu, February 24 2022. 16:10 IST