Lavrov said at a media briefing after holding talks with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar that no one would oppose if India decides to contribute to the peace initiatives.
The MEA said the two sides discussed developments pertaining to Ukraine and Lavrov briefed the Indian side on the Russian perspective of the situation, including the ongoing peace talks.
People familiar with the preparations for the talks said India is also likely to press for ensuring timely delivery of various military hardware as well as components of the S-400 missile systems.
Commenting on the most recent round of negotiations between Russia and Ukraine in Turkey's Istanbul, Wang Wenbin noted "positive signals" demonstrated by both parties.
Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov is likely to visit India this week amid Russia’s isolation by the West over the ongoing war against Ukraine.
Russian foreign minister may visit India, to discuss payment system for New Delhi's procurement of oil and military hardware
There has been no official word on the proposed visit either by the Ministry of External Affairs or by the Russian Foreign Ministry.
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"A neutral status is being seriously discussed in connection with security guarantees," Lavrov said Wednesday on Russian channel RBK TV.
While President Vladimir Putin single-handedly shapes the country's foreign policy, Lavrov delivers Moscow's message with a bluntness uncharacteristic of a diplomat.
Jaishankar is also understood to have apprised Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov of the importance India attached to the safe evacuation of around 16,000 Indians from Ukraine.
Russia has concentrated more than 100,000 troops near Ukraine’s border and has launched a series of military manoeuvres in the region, but says it has no plans to invade its neighbour.
Russia’s massing of an estimated 100,000 troops near the border with Ukraine has brought increasingly strong warnings from the West that Moscow intends to invade.
Talks in Geneva, Brussels and Vienna last week failed to ease fears, with Russia insisting its demands for sweeping security guarantees be taken seriously.
Russia has denied any intention to attack its ex-Soviet neighbour, but demanded guarantees from the West that NATO will not expand to Ukraine or place its weapons and troops there.
Russia has denied having plans to attack its neighbor and in turn accused the Ukrainian leadership of hatching plans to use force to reclaim control of rebel-held territories.