Russia Ukraine war Highlights: Ukrainian foreign minister urges US secretary of state for jets, air defence system
- Russia-Ukraine crisis updates: On Friday Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy blasted NATO as "weak" for refusing to impose a no-fly zone as Russia stepped up attacks.
Russia-Ukraine crisis updates: The situation in Ukraine continued to remain grim as Russia stepped up its attacks. On Friday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy blasted NATO as "weak" for refusing to impose a no-fly zone. Meanwhile he is scheduled to address the US Senate via Zoom in the morning Washington time on Saturday, news agency AFP reported citing US legislator.
In Brussels, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the US and allies are providing "extensive" support to Ukraine, but have a responsibility to ensure the war doesn’t spread even as it’s poised to get worse.
Russia blocked access to Facebook and Twitter, and its parliament passed laws that would impose prison terms for spreading “fake news” about the military or calling for sanctions against the country.
Bloomberg News and the BBC said they’re suspending the work of their journalists there for now. Global stock markets fell on growing war risks, while commodities surged as the US weighed a ban on imports from Russia.
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Mar 06, 2022 12:39 AM IST
‘Countries who have special ties with India…’: Ukrainian FM
All countries who enjoy special relations with India can appeal to PM Modi to continue reaching out to Russia's President Putin to explain that this war is against the interest of all. People of Russia are not interested in it either: Dmytro Kuleba, Ukrainian foreign minister
Mar 06, 2022 12:13 AM IST
Ukrainian foreign min-US secy of state meet
Ukraine's foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba meets US secretary of state Antony Blinken, requests Washington to provide jets, air defence system.
Mar 05, 2022 11:01 PM IST
Moscow, Kyiv to hold third round of talks on Monday, reports AFP
Mar 05, 2022 10:24 PM IST
Russia resumes offensive in Ukraine after day-long ceasefire in two cities
Mar 05, 2022 10:09 PM IST
1.37 million people have fled Ukraine since Russia's invasion: UN data
Nearly 1.37 million people have fled Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion, according to the latest UN data.
Mar 05, 2022 10:08 PM IST
Ukrainian websites under 'nonstop' attack: Report
Ukrainian websites have been under nonstop attack from Russian hackers since the Kremlin launched an invasion of the country last month, Kyiv's cyber watchdog agency said on Saturday, as reported by Reuters.
Mar 05, 2022 10:05 PM IST
Blinken visits Ukraine border as refugees spill into Poland, reports AFP
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has visited a crossing on Poland's border with Ukraine where hundreds of thousands of people have been fleeing from advancing Russian forces.
Mar 05, 2022 09:44 PM IST
Zelenskiy asks for aircraft during call with US senators
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy made a "desperate plea" for eastern Europe to provide Russian-made aircraft to Ukraine during a call with U.S. senators on Saturday, said the chamber's majority leader, Chuck Schumer.
"These planes are very much needed. And I will do all I can to help the administration to facilitate their transfer," Schumer said in a statement. (Reuters)
Mar 05, 2022 09:09 PM IST
Amid Ukraine war, Sweden's Gotland anxious over conflict with Russia, reports AFP
Mar 05, 2022 08:49 PM IST
PM Modi chairs high-level meeting on Ukraine crisis shortly
Mar 05, 2022 07:43 PM IST
PM Modi to chair high-level meeting on Ukraine crisis shortly
Mar 05, 2022 07:33 PM IST
‘Countries declaring no-fly zone over Ukraine to be considered in armed conflict with Russia’
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that any country that sought to impose a no-fly zone over Ukraine would be considered by Moscow to have entered the armed conflict, reports AFP.
Mar 05, 2022 07:24 PM IST
Russia's special groups unable to reach Indians in northeast Ukraine, says envoy Denis Alipov
Mar 05, 2022 07:01 PM IST
No plans to declare martial law in Russia: Putin
Russian President Putin has said he has no plans to declare martial law in Russia, reports AFP.
Mar 05, 2022 06:45 PM IST
No Indian left in Kharkiv, focus now on Sumy: MEA
“From Pisochyn & Kharkiv, we should be able to clear out everyone in the next few hours, so far I know no one left in Kharkhiv. Main focus is on Sumy now, challenge remains ongoing violence & lack of transportation; best option would be ceasefire,” says MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi.
Mar 05, 2022 06:43 PM IST
13,300 Indians have returned from Ukraine so far, says MEA
15 flights have landed in the last 24 hours with around 2,900 onboard... Approximately 13,300 people returned to India so far. 13 flights scheduled for the next 24 hours, says MEA in a press briefing.
Mar 05, 2022 06:15 PM IST
11 flights with 2,200 Indian evacuees from Ukraine to land tomorrow: Govt
Union civil aviation ministry says 11 evacuation flights with 2,200 Indians will arrive on Sunday.
Mar 05, 2022 05:59 PM IST
Russian flag-carrier Aeroflot halts all international flights from March 8: Report
Russian flag-carrier Aeroflot will halt all international flights from March 8, reports Russia's Moscow Times.
Mar 05, 2022 05:46 PM IST
16,000 foreign fighters expected in Ukraine, says Russian Embassy, citing Zelensky
As per Ukrainian President Zelensky, around 16,000 foreign fighters are expected in Ukraine. About 200 of mercenaries from Croatia have already entered the country through Poland and joined uncontrollable nationalist units in the South East of Ukraine, says Russian Embassy.
Mar 05, 2022 05:44 PM IST
West has officially allowed hostilities on Ukraine's territory: Russian Embassy
Western countries have increased the dispatch of mercenaries to the combat zones in Ukraine. The UK, Denmark, Latvia, Poland, and Croatia have officially allowed their citizens to participate in hostilities on the territory of Ukraine, says Russian Embassy.
US launched a large-scale campaign to recruit private military outfits such as Academi, Cubic, and DynCorp. The French Foreign Legion also plans to send ethnic Ukrainians. A number of fighters are expected to come from Germany, it added.
Mar 05, 2022 05:17 PM IST
Evacuations halted in Ukraine's Mariupol where Russia pledged ceasefire: Report
The Ukrainian president's office has said that civilian evacuations were halted in an area of the country where Russian defense officials had announced a ceasefire, reported Associated Press. Kyrylo Tymoshenko, the deputy head of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s office, said the evacuation effort was stopped because the city of Mariupol remained under fire on Saturday.
“The Russian side is not holding to the ceasefire and has continued firing on Mariupol itself and on its surrounding area," he said. "Talks with the Russian Federation are ongoing regarding setting up a ceasefire and ensuring a safe humanitarian corridor.”
Mar 05, 2022 05:07 PM IST
‘War hurting our education prospects,' says Indian student who returned from Ukraine
Mar 05, 2022 04:24 PM IST
Russia was facing ‘information war’: Kremlin on new publishing law
The Kremlin has defended its new legislation that could see people jailed for up to 15 years for publishing "fake news" about the Russian military, saying the country was facing "an information war".
Mar 05, 2022 03:30 PM IST
‘Stay inside shelters’: MEA to Indian students in Sumi
Mar 05, 2022 02:39 PM IST
Ceasefire will help us reach border: Indian students stuck in Ukraine
Mar 05, 2022 02:25 PM IST
PayPal shuts down its services in Russia citing Ukraine aggression
Payments company PayPal Holdings Inc (PYPL.O) shut down its services early on Saturday in Russia, citing "the current circumstances," joining many financial and tech companies in suspending operations there after the invasion of Ukraine.
"Under the current circumstances, we are suspending PayPal services in Russia," President and Chief Executive Dan Schulman said in a statement. He added that the company "stands with the international community in condemning Russia's violent military aggression in Ukraine."
Mar 05, 2022 02:14 PM IST
European Union suspends Russia and Belarus from Council of Baltic Sea States
The European Union said it had joined members of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) in suspending Russia and Belarus from the Council's activities.
"This decision is a part of the European Union’s and like-minded partners response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the involvement of Belarus in this unprovoked and unjustified aggression," it said on Saturday.
Mar 05, 2022 01:57 PM IST
Nuclear plant fire put out
A fire at Europe's biggest nuclear power station at Zaporizhzhia is put out, with Ukraine accusing Russia of "nuclear terror" in shelling the plant.
Russian troops later take over the site of the reactors, which generate a fifth of Ukraine's electricity, after firefighters say they were prevented from reaching the blaze for hours.
Mar 05, 2022 01:42 PM IST
People march in Tokyo in support of Ukraine
Hundreds of people marched in Tokyo on Saturday protesting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The crowd shouted, “Stop war. Protect lives.” Some held signs that read: “We stand with Ukraine.” Others held images of Russian President Vladimir Putin with the words: “Stop Putin.”
Mar 05, 2022 01:29 PM IST
Ukraine port city Mariupol blockaded by Russian forces
Invading Russian troops have blockaded the strategic Ukrainian port city Mariupol, its mayor announced Saturday, as Moscow and Kyiv aimed to hold new talks over the weekend.
Mar 05, 2022 01:15 PM IST
Five scenarios for Ukraine after Russia invasion
Russia's invasion of Ukraine on February 24 shocked the world but President Vladimir Putin shows no sign of pulling back. What are possible scenarios for the weeks and months ahead, according to Western government sources and think-tank experts. Read More
Mar 05, 2022 01:09 PM IST
Ukraine port city Mariupol to begin civilian evacuation
Ukraine port city Mariupol to begin civilian evacuation at 0900 GMT after Russian defence ministry announces partial ceasefire, reports news agency AFP citing mayor.
Mar 05, 2022 12:13 PM IST
Russia declares ceasefire in Ukraine to open humanitarian corridors for civilians
Russia declares ceasefire in Mariupol to open humanitarian corridors for civilians, local media reported. Humanitarian corridors will be opened for residents of Ukraine's Mariupol, Volnovakha, according to the report.
Mar 05, 2022 11:40 AM IST
Nuclear safety concerns
The International Atomic Energy Agency said no radiation spikes were detected. The chief of the UN agency, Rafael Mariano Grossi, said a Russian “projectile” hit a training center, not any of the six reactors.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal appealed to the IAEA and the EU to send representatives to all five Ukrainian nuclear power plants. “This is a question of the security of the whole world,” he said in a nighttime video address.
Mar 05, 2022 10:42 AM IST
Air raid alert in Kyiv, residents should go to the nearest shelter: Report
Air raid alert in Kyiv. Residents should go to the nearest shelter, reports news agency ANI citing local media.
Mar 05, 2022 09:38 AM IST
Starbucks makes donations from Russia business
Starbucks Corp. said it is donating royalties from its Russian business to humanitarian relief efforts for Ukraine, as international brands face increasing pressure to close stores and suspend operations in the wake of last week’s invasion. The Seattle-based coffee chain has 130 stores in Russia, which are owned and operated by a partner, Chief Executive Officer Kevin Johnson said in a statement Friday.
Mar 05, 2022 09:15 AM IST
Attacking a nuclear power plant is a ‘war crime': US
The US Embassy in Ukraine said that attacking a nuclear power plant is a war crime, after Russia on Friday seized a Ukrainian nuclear facility that is the biggest in Europe.
Mar 05, 2022 08:37 AM IST
Russian troops near second nuclear plant
Troops were close to a second nuclear plant, US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield told the Security Council Friday, without naming the facility. “Russian forces are now 20 miles, and closing, from Ukraine’s second largest nuclear facility,” she said. The South Ukraine facility near Yuzhnoukrainsk is the country’s second-largest plant, according to BloombergNEF.
Mar 05, 2022 08:21 AM IST
3 IAF aircrafts with 629 Indians land in Delhi
Three C-17 heavy lift transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF), which had taken off yesterday from the Hindan air base, landed back at Hindan today morning. These flights evacuated 629 Indian nationals from Romania, Slovakia and Poland. These flights also carried 16.5 tonnes of relief load from India to these countries.
Till date the IAF has flown 10 sorties to bring back 2056 passengers, while taking 26 tonnes of relief load to these countries, as part of Op Ganga.
Mar 05, 2022 08:09 AM IST
Russia accused of nuclear terrorism as world looks on aghast
President Vladimir Putin was denounced for his “recklessness” after Ukraine said that Russian forces attacked a nuclear power plant, raising the stakes in the war and prompting calls for an even more robust response to the Kremlin’s aggression.
Mar 05, 2022 07:14 AM IST
Russia-Ukraine war enters day 10
Russia’s war on Ukraine is in its tenth day. UN and Ukrainian officials say no radiation was released from a Russian attack at Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant. One building caught fire and firefighters have extinguished the blaze.
Mar 05, 2022 06:28 AM IST
Bloomberg, BBC halt reporting in Russia after new law
Russia blocked access to Facebook and Twitter, and its parliament passed laws that would impose prison terms for spreading “fake news” about the military or calling for sanctions against the country. Bloomberg News and the BBC said they’re suspending the work of their journalists there for now.
Mar 05, 2022 05:57 AM IST
Ukraine security council urges escapeways
The head of Ukraine’s security council called on Russia to create humanitarian corridors to allow children, women and the elderly to escape the fighting.