Russia-Ukraine war highlights: Russian forces stepping up shelling, says Ukraine
Russia-Ukraine war highlights: The government in Kyiv offered to hold further talks with Russia on Monday, even as President Vladimir Putin repeated his demands for “demilitarisation” of Ukraine.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke to US President Joe Biden on Sunday as the Russian forces widened offensive after a brief ceasefire in two cities. During the call, both leaders discussed further sanctions against Russian and financial support for Ukraine. "As part of the constant dialogue, I had another conversation with @POTUS," Zelensky tweeted. "The agenda included the issues of security, financial support for Ukraine and the continuation of sanctions against Russia," he added.
Amid growing pressure, Visa Inc and MasterCard Inc have suspended operations in Russia.
Meanwhile, the European Union is providing the first tranche of 500 million euros in assistance to refugees fleeing Ukraine, a step that Zelensky tweeted Saturday would help "ensure decent living conditions."
The government in Kyiv offered to hold further talks with Russia on Monday, even as President Vladimir Putin repeated his demands for “demilitarisation” of Ukraine. A Russian official said a meeting might take place on Monday, Bloomberg reported.
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Mar 07, 2022 05:13 AM IST
Russian forces stepping up shelling, says Ukraine
The Ukrainian government late Sunday that Russian forces are stepping up shelling of cities in the center, north and south of the country.
Mar 07, 2022 03:25 AM IST
France to send medical aid to Ukraine
France will send medical aid to Ukraine including iodine tablets, which help protect against the effects of exposure to radiation, French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Sunday.
Mar 07, 2022 12:49 AM IST
American Express to suspend all operations in Russia, Belarus
US credit card and payments giant American Express announced on Sunday that it is suspending all its operations in Russia and Belarus.
"In light of Russia's ongoing, unjustified attack on the people of Ukraine, American Express is suspending all operations in Russia," American Express said in a statement.
Mar 07, 2022 12:09 AM IST
UN nuke watchdog expresses deep concern over Ukraine nuclear plant
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has expressed deep concern over reports that communication from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine has been disrupted. The plant was seized by Russia forces.
Mar 06, 2022 11:24 PM IST
Over 4,300 detained at anti-war protests in Russia
More than 4,300 people were detained at anti-war protests in Russia on Sunday, news agency Reuters reported citing an independent protest monitoring group.
Mar 06, 2022 10:15 PM IST
Putin welcomes trilateral meet to discuss safety of Ukraine nuclear plants
Russian President Vladimir Putin has welcomed trilateral meeting among Russia, Ukraine and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in a third country or via teleconference to discuss safety of nuclear power plants in Ukraine.
Mar 06, 2022 10:12 PM IST
Russia warns countries against hosting Ukraine military aircraft
Russia has warned countries against hosting Ukraine military aircraft.
Mar 06, 2022 09:41 PM IST
Russia not seeking attack on Ukraine's nuclear plants: Putin to Macron
Russia President Vladimir Putin in the telephone call told French President Emmanuel Macron Russia not seeking to attack Ukraine nuclear plants, stated Elysee Palace.
Mar 06, 2022 09:25 PM IST
Blinken says new Russia demands on Iran nuclear deal 'irrelevant'
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday dismissed Russian demands for guarantees that new sanctions linked to Ukraine will not affect Moscow's rights under a reworked Iran nuclear deal, reported news agency AFP.
Mar 06, 2022 09:14 PM IST
Russian sovereign bond payments will depend on sanctions
Russia's finance ministry said on Sunday that sovereign bond payments to non-residents would in practice depend on the sanctions imposed by the West, reported news agency Reuters.
Mar 06, 2022 08:40 PM IST
Russia's one condition on suspending military operations in Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia’s military operation in Ukraine can be suspended only if Kiev ceases military actions and fulfills Moscow’s demands in a phone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as reported by Russian News Agency TASS.
Earlier, in a telephone call with French President Emmanuel Macron, Putin blamed Kyiv for failed civilian evacuations from the key Ukrainian port city of Mariupol which is surrounded by Russian troops, reported AFP quoting Kremlin.
Mar 06, 2022 07:27 PM IST
Nearly 16,000 Indian students evacuated from Ukraine via 76 flights: Centre
Mar 06, 2022 07:10 PM IST
Macron, Putin hold new telephone talks lasting 1 hour 45 minutes, says Elysee
Macron, Putin hold new telephone talks lasting 1 hour 45 minutes, says Elysee as reported by news agency AFP.
Mar 06, 2022 06:59 PM IST
Map shows areas in Ukraine where Russia has attacked. See here
Mar 06, 2022 06:52 PM IST
People seen covering statues in Lviv amid Russia Ukraine crisis
Mar 06, 2022 06:10 PM IST
Russian rockets have destroyed Vinnytsia airport: Zelensky
Ukraine president Zelensky has claimed that Russian rockets have destroyed the civilian airport in central-western region capital of Vinnytsia. Earlier the authorities said emergency services were working to put out fires at the airport caused by the rocket strikes, reported Reuters.
Mar 06, 2022 05:59 PM IST
Humanitarian aid reaches students stranded in Ukraine's Sumy
Mar 06, 2022 05:05 PM IST
Blinken says America to support Moldova amid rise in Ukraine refugees
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday pledged America’s support to the small, Western-leaning former Soviet republic of Moldova that is coping with an influx of refugees from Ukraine and warily watching Russia’s intensifying war with its neighbor.
Mar 06, 2022 04:23 PM IST
Russian forces preparing to bombard Ukraine port city Odessa: Zelensky
Ukraine President Zelensky says Russian forces are preparing to bombard the Ukrainian port city of Odessa, reports AFP
Mar 06, 2022 04:22 PM IST
US 'working actively' to send Polish fighter jets to Ukraine: Blinken
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the United States is "working actively" on a deal with Poland to supply Ukraine with jets.
Mar 06, 2022 03:30 PM IST
More than 1.5 million refugees fled Ukraine in past 10 days: UN
More than 1.5 million refugees have fled Ukraine in the past 10 days, said the UN.
Mar 06, 2022 03:13 PM IST
Mariupol tries to evacuate civilians again
The Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, which is surrounded by Russian troops, said it will restart efforts to evacuate civilians Sunday, after earlier efforts were scuppered by ceasefire violations.
"From 1200 (1000 GMT) the evacuation of the civilian population begins," city officials announced in a statement, which said a ceasefire was agreed with Russian-led forces surrounding the city.
Mar 06, 2022 02:50 PM IST
2,203 Ukrainian military targets destroyed since Russia's invasion, claims Kremlin
The Russian forces have destroyed 2,203 targets of the Ukrainian military infrastructure since the start of its military operations in Ukraine, Sputnik news agency reported citing the Russian Defence Ministry. Further, the ministry spokesperson, Major General Igor Konashenkov, said that the Russian fighter jets and air defence systems have shot down 10 Ukrainian combat aircraft and helicopters over the past 24 hours.
Mar 06, 2022 02:33 PM IST
More than 64 people detained at anti-war protests in Russia's far east and eastern Siberia: Report
More than 64 people detained at anti-war protests in Russia's far east and eastern Siberia, according to the OVD-info protest monitor, as reported by Reuters.
Mar 06, 2022 02:27 PM IST
Ukraine conflict to last months, if not years, says UK deputy PM Raab
The conflict in Ukraine is set to last months, if not years, Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday, adding international allies would need to show "strategic stamina" to ensure Russian President Vladimir Putin fails.
"Our mission with our allies is to ensure Putin fails in Ukraine, and it's going to take some time - we're talking about months, if not years - and therefore we have to show some strategic stamina, because this is not going to be over in days," Raab told Sky News.
Mar 06, 2022 01:54 PM IST
India begins last leg of rescue flights today
Mar 06, 2022 12:56 PM IST
Over 11,000 Russian troops killed since invasion began: Report
Over 11,000 Russian troops killed since invasion began, reports Reuters quoting Ukraine military command.
Mar 06, 2022 12:29 PM IST
UK intelligence says Russia targeting populated areas in Ukraine
British military intelligence said on Sunday that Russian forces were targeting populated areas in Ukraine but that the strength of resistance was slowing the Russian advance.
Mar 06, 2022 12:11 PM IST
UP CM Yogi Adityanath interacts with students who returned to India from Ukraine
Mar 06, 2022 11:49 AM IST
Ukraine making nuclear ‘dirty bomb': Russian media
Russian media cited an unnamed source on Sunday as saying that Ukraine was close to building a plutonium-based "dirty bomb" nuclear weapon, although the source cited no evidence. The TASS, RIA and Interfax news agencies quoted "a representative of a competent body" in Russia on Sunday as saying Ukraine was developing nuclear weapons at the destroyed Chernobyl nuclear power plant that was shut down in 2000.
Mar 06, 2022 11:21 AM IST
India Ukraine operation - to bring people back home - in numbers
India has flown 13,700 citizens - who were stuck in war-hit Ukraine - back to safety on special flights that were started last week, the government said in a statement on Saturday. Read More
Mar 06, 2022 10:53 AM IST
Ukrainian refugees near 1.5 million as Russian assault enters 11th day
The number of refugees fleeing Ukraine was expected to reach 1.5 million on Sunday as Russia continued its attack 11 days after invading Ukraine and Kyiv pressed for further Western help, including more sanctions and weapons.
Mar 06, 2022 10:40 AM IST
U.S. officials travel to Venezuela, a Russian ally, for talks: Report
Senior US officials traveled to Venezuela on Saturday for talks with President Nicolas Maduro's government, seeking to determine whether Caracas is prepared to distance itself from close ally Russia amid its invasion of Ukraine, reported Reuters qouting a person familiar with the matter.
Mar 06, 2022 09:45 AM IST
‘Russian oil smells of Ukrainian blood’: Kyiv demands global unity amid war
Ukraine's "heroic people" are giving a "simple message to the world" - "Russians go home. You're on a foreign land where no one needs you and no one welcomes you with flowers. Putin, leave Ukraine alone", foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba said in a televised address on Sunday. Russia "will not win this war.. and it's time to save Russians and end this bloodbath," he said in a powerful speech with the Kremlin's offensive entering the eleventh day. Read More
Mar 06, 2022 08:14 AM IST
2 US senators share pics of Zelensky during zoom call, defying Ukraine's request
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky whose exact location at present is a subject of international interest on Saturday attended a zoom call with American lawmakers. Read More
Mar 06, 2022 07:50 AM IST
IAF flight carrying 210 Indians lands in Hindan air base
Mar 06, 2022 07:23 AM IST
China tells US don't fuel flames in Ukraine
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told US Secretary of State Antony Blinken that China opposes any moves that “add fuel to the flames” in Ukraine.
Blinken says the world is watching to see which nations stand up for the principles of freedom and sovereignty. The two spoke by phone on Saturday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said.
Mar 06, 2022 06:51 AM IST
Special flight, carrying 183 Indian nationals from Ukraine, arrives in Delhi
Mar 06, 2022 06:31 AM IST
Ukraine President speaks to US' Joe Biden on call