Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised Thursday, June 22, to work towards "peace" in Ukraine, on a visit to Washington which has hoped for New Delhi to break with Russia, AFP reports.

"From the very beginning of the events in Ukraine, India has put an emphasis on resolution of disputes, dialogue and diplomacy," Modi told reporters alongside President Joe Biden.

"We are completely ready to contribute in any way we can to restore peace."

US President Joe Biden and Modi, who has refused to join Western sanctions on Russia, jointly backed Ukraine's "territorial integrity" as they voiced alarm over the conflict.

In a joint statement, the two leaders "called for respect for international law, principles of the UN charter and territorial integrity and sovereignty."

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