Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky knows that the 10-point peace formula he presented at the G-20 Bali Summit will not be acceptable to Russia. Now that his comedian turned politician has been around for a long time, he should be aware that the G20 host does not enjoy any special privileges that would allow him to play a decisive role in solving a complicated problem. They must have seen earlier that during the Bali Summit this group appeared to be divided into two camps over the issue of Ukraine itself. Therefore, it is surprising that he calls Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urges him to take the initiative to solve the problem according to the Ukrainian peace formula. Zelensky said in a tweet after speaking with Modi: Now I hope India will play its part in its implementation. India has been as neutral as possible in this dispute. In view of this, it is imperative to question this supposed expectation of Zelensky. Rather, it can also be speculated that the Ukrainian president has taken a step to put India in an uncomfortable position by this expectation.
In fact, Zelensky should know where the solutions to the crisis in Ukraine lie. Last month, the leaders of France and Germany expressed their willingness to start talks about a solution. Even US President Joe Biden had said he was willing to talk to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the matter. But suddenly the whole scene changed. Zelensky went to Washington on a US invitation and what happened was an indication that the US and NATO want to turn the war in Ukraine into a war of attrition – that is, the war will continue until Russia is too weak to surrender. Zelensky appears to be an active participant in his scheme. Therefore, the hope of mediation from India is unfounded. All that matters is that his request made headlines around the world for a day.