NEW DELHI, May 4 (TASS) - Prime Ministers of India and North European countries believe that an immediate cessation of hostilities in Ukraine is necessary, according to the joint statement, adopted after a summit in Copenhagen.

"The Prime Ministers expressed their serious concern about the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. They unequivocally condemned civilian deaths in Ukraine. They reiterated the need for an immediate cessation of hostilities," reads the statement, published on Indian Foreign Ministry website.

The statement points out that the modern global order has been built on the UN Charter, international law and respect for sovereignty and the territorial integrity of states.

The sides "discussed the destabilizing effect of the conflict in Ukraine and its broader regional and global implications," the statement says.

The meeting was attended by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of Norway Jonas Gahr Store, the Prime Minister of Sweden Magdalena Andersson, the Prime Minister of Iceland Katrin Jakobsdottir, the Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin, and the Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen.