PM Modi is told in Copenhagen that India should try to persuade Russia to cease the war.

Mette Frederiksen, the Danish Prime Minister, spoke about the implications of the heinous atrocities against civilians in Ukraine.

Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said Tuesday that she had addressed the situation in Ukraine with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the "consequences of the heinous atrocities done against civilians," and that she "hoped" that "India will influence Russia" to end the conflict.

Since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, this has been one of the most explicit expectations expressed by any European leader in the last two months.

She condemned Russia's "illegal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine," and said her message to Russian President Vladimir Putin was "clear": "Stop this war" and "stop the bloodshed."

Modi, who stood beside her as they issued statements following their bilateral meeting, said they discussed Ukraine and called for a ceasefire and a peaceful resolution of the conflict through dialogue and diplomacy, reiterating New Delhi's position, which was expressed at the United Nations and in Berlin on Monday in the presence of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

The Prime Ministers will meet again on Wednesday for the India-Nordic Summit, which will feature representatives from Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Iceland. After the first summit in 2018, this will be the second.

"We share many values," Frederiksen remarked. We are two democracies in one country. We both believe in an international system founded on rules. And in these trying times, we need to strengthen our bonds as close partners even more.

"We talked about the ramifications of the heinous atrocities against civilians and the acute humanitarian catastrophe in Ukraine. The tales of citizens being killed in Bucha are alarming. We have strongly condemned the killings and called for an independent investigation. The illegal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine by Russia was severely criticized by Denmark and the European Union."

"My message is clear: Putin must put an end to the war and the bloodshed." "Of course, I hope that India would have an impact on Russia in this debate," she remarked.

"Today we addressed India-EU ties, the Indo-Pacific, and Ukraine, as well as other regional and global concerns," Modi stated, without mentioning Russia. We demanded a quick cease-fire through diplomacy.

"The Danish Prime Minister repeated Denmark's strong condemnation of Russian Forces' illegitimate and aggressive attack against Ukraine," the joint statement said, echoing Germany's position.

"Both Prime Ministers voiced grave concern about Ukraine's continued humanitarian tragedy." They have categorically condemned the deaths of civilians in Ukraine. They emphasized the importance of an immediate halt to hostilities. They emphasized that the current global order is based on the United Nations Charter, international law, and respect for state sovereignty and territorial integrity. They examined the crisis in Ukraine's destabilizing effects as well as the conflict's broader regional and global ramifications. Both parties agreed to keep a careful eye on the situation."

The two countries build on their Green Strategic Partnership, which was created during a virtual summit between the two Prime Ministers in September 2020. They discussed progress made since Frederiksen's October 2021 visit to India, particularly in the areas of renewable energy, health, shipping, and water.

They talked on their collaboration in the renewable energy sector and applauded India and Denmark's work on a comprehensive Energy Policy Dialogue.

"Today, we have agreed on a number of tangible initiatives - green energy to water and countering the next global health crisis, to name a few examples," Frederiksen said. Hopefully, the two of us can set an example by demonstrating that green growth and economic growth can coexist. And I am certain that India will succeed.

Modi expressed optimism that the India-EU free trade deal negotiations would be completed shortly.

The two PMs "noted with satisfaction the progress made in collaboration in the domains of urban and rural water supply, groundwater mapping, wastewater management, river rejuvenation, and digitalisation," according to the joint statement.

According to the statement, they "looked forward to the early signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Jal Shakti and the Danish Environment Ministry as a broad-based framework to enhance existing cooperation and to launch new initiatives, including a Smart Laboratory on Clean River Water in Varanasi and a Centre of Excellence on Smart Water Resources Management."

They also signed a letter of intent to establish a Green Shipping Center of Excellence, which is anticipated to boost bilateral marine cooperation. "The two leaders also agreed to strengthen agricultural cooperation through a Joint Declaration of Intent that includes, among other things, the establishment of a Centre of Excellence on Dairy," according to the statement.

With a "Letter of Intent on Migration and Mobility with a view to encouraging safe, orderly, and regular migration," the PMs committed to increasing people-to-people ties, according to the report.

The two sides inked nine agreements covering a variety of topics, including skills development, migration and mobility, culture, water, start-ups, and energy policy.