Exciting time to be in Russia, says Pak PM Imran Khan on maiden visit amidst Ukraine incursion


Guwahati: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is on his maiden visit to Russia, has seemingly described the Russia-Ukraine war as “exciting”.

“What a time I have come so much excitement,” he was heard telling a Russian official after landing in Russia. A video of the interaction is now doing rounds on the internet.

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday left for Russia on a two-day visit — the first by a Pakistani premier in over two decades. He will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin to strengthen bilateral ties and expand cooperation in the energy sector.

Khan’s visit to Moscow comes in the wake of US President Joe Biden and other Western governments imposing tough economic sanctions on Russia for sending its military into parts of eastern Ukraine.

In a televised address on Thursday, Vladimir Putin announced the invasion and said clashes between Russian and Ukrainian forces are “inevitable”. He even called on Ukrainian service members to “lay down their arms and go home”.