War highlights: Over 300 people saved from Azovstal plant, says Ukrainian Prez

Updated on May 08, 2022 04:45 AM IST

Russia-Ukraine war highlights: The fighting between the two countries entered its 73rd day with no signs of peace. Thousands of people have been killed in the war, with the latest attack on Azovstal steel work plant.

Trees and apartments are damaged by the impact of a missile explosion in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine.
Trees and apartments are damaged by the impact of a missile explosion in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine.(AFP)

Russia-Ukraine war highlights: The fighting between Vladimir Putin's Russia and Volodymyr Zelensky's Ukraine is continuing for the 73rd straight day, with no signs of peace between the two countries. The Ukrainian forces have accused Russia of violating ceasefire aimed at evacuating civilians who were trapped underground in the bombed Azovstal steel work plant. 

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called on German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Friday to take a “powerful step” and visit Kyiv on May 9.

While the United Kingdom is donating an additional 287 mobile generators to the war-torn country, US president Joe Biden is set to sign lend-lease for Ukraine into law on May 9.

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  • May 07, 2022 08:26 PM IST

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  • May 07, 2022 03:21 PM IST

    UN Security Council adopts first declaration on war

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  • May 07, 2022 02:51 PM IST

    Moldova separatists report drone strikes near Ukraine border

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  • May 07, 2022 02:34 PM IST

    Donetsk forces say another 50 people evacuated from Azovstal plant 

    The territorial defence headquarters of the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) said on Saturday that 50 more people had been evacuated from the besieged Azovstal steelworks in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, according to Russia's Interfax news agency, Reuters reported.

  • May 07, 2022 02:27 PM IST

    Biden announces $150 million weapons package to Ukraine

    US President Joe Biden announces a new $150 million weapons package to Ukraine, including artillery munitions and radar, while urging Congress to pass a $33 billion aid package including $20 billion in military aid, AFP reported.

    The new batch brings the total value of US weaponry sent by the Biden administration to Ukraine -- including heavy artillery, shoulder-held Stinger anti-aircraft missiles and drones -- to $3.8 billion since Russia invaded on February 24, says Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

  • May 07, 2022 02:01 PM IST

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  • May 07, 2022 01:08 PM IST

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  • May 07, 2022 12:15 PM IST

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  • May 07, 2022 11:11 AM IST

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  • May 07, 2022 10:06 AM IST

    Dozens more rescued from Ukrainian steel plant

    Dozens more civilians have been rescued on Friday from the tunnels under the besieged steel mill. 

  • May 07, 2022 09:03 AM IST

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  • May 07, 2022 07:31 AM IST

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  • May 07, 2022 06:38 AM IST

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  • May 07, 2022 06:21 AM IST

    UK government donates additional 287 mobile generators to Ukraine

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