Russia-Ukraine war Highlights: UNHRC to hold special session on Ukraine on Thursday, says official

Updated on May 10, 2022 03:56 AM IST

Russia-Ukraine war HIGHLIGHTS: In another development, 60 people died after a Russian bomb hit a school being used as a shelter in the eastern village of Bilohorivka, Ukrainian officials said. The death toll was confirmed by Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a military parade on Victory Day.
Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a military parade on Victory Day.(REUTERS)
By, New Delhi

Russia-Ukraine war highlights: Amid the ongoing war with Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin is leading anniversary celebrations of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany. The celebrations are taking place even as Russian forces fight Ukrainians in one of the deadliest European conflicts since the end of World War Two 77 years ago. Putin is expected to flaunt his military might during the symbolically important event. In another development, nearly 60 people died after a Russian bomb hit a school being used as a shelter in the eastern village of Bilohorivka, Ukrainian officials said. The death toll was confirmed by Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he was “appalled” by the reported school bombing and called it another reminder that “it is civilians that pay the highest price” in war. Meanwhile, after holding talks with Zelenskyy via video conference Sunday, the G7 leaders – the group comprising Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United States – pledged to phase out dependency on Russian energy, including phasing out or banning the import of oil.

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  • May 10, 2022 03:56 AM IST

    Biden signs measure speeding up US weapons deliveries to Ukraine

    President Joe Biden on Monday resurrected a World War II measure used to boost US allies fighting Nazi Germany, allowing the government to accelerate weapons shipments to Ukraine for its battle against Russia's invasion.

    Biden signed the Lend-lease Act in the Oval Office, saying the United States supports Ukrainians' "fight to defend their country and their democracy against (Russian President Vladimir) Putin's brutal war."

    He also signaled that he is ready to make a political concession in Congress so that he can win rapid approval of a request for another $33 billion in funds for supporting Ukraine.

  • May 10, 2022 02:39 AM IST

    Ukraine EU bid could take 'decades', warns Macron

    France's President Emmanuel Macron on Monday said it would take "decades" for a candidate like Ukraine to join the EU, and suggested building a broader political club beyond the bloc that could also include Britain.

    The idea immediately found favour with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who described it as a "very interesting suggestion" that he was "very pleased" to discuss with the French leader.

    Ukraine, which is battling Russia's invasion, is seeking EU membership, and the European Commission has said it will respond to the request next month -- a key step before the issue is taken up by member states.

  • May 10, 2022 01:38 AM IST

    White House say no trip to Ukraine for Biden for now

    The White House has said that US President Joe Biden will not be visiting the war-torn Ukraine anytime soon, news agency Reuters reported.

  • May 10, 2022 12:16 AM IST

    US says Putin claim of defensive war 'patently absurd'

    The United States said Monday that President Vladimir Putin was "absurd" and insulting history by casting Russia's invasion of Ukraine as a defensive operation on the anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany.

    "To call this a defensive action is patently absurd," State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters. "It is an insult to those who have lost their lives and those who have fallen victim to this senseless oppression."

  • May 09, 2022 10:29 PM IST

    Pakistan likely to revive defence trade with Ukraine

    With the Imran Khan government, seen as pro-Russia, out of power, the new Pakistan government, under PM Shehbaz Sharif, is likely to revive defence trade with Ukraine, according to reports in Pakistani media.

  • May 09, 2022 09:13 PM IST

    US to suspend tariffs on Ukrainian steel 

    The commerce department of the US government has announced it will suspend tariffs on Ukrainian steel for one year due to the damage caused to the industry as a result of the ongoing invasion by Moscow. 

  • May 09, 2022 08:10 PM IST

    On Thursday, UNRHC to hold special session on Ukraine

    A special meeting to discuss the current situation in Ukraine, including reports of mass casualties in Mariupol, take place on Thursday: Rolando Gomez, spokesperson, UNHRC

  • May 09, 2022 07:31 PM IST

    Support for Finland joining NATO jumps to record 76%: Poll

    Support for Finland potentially joining NATO in wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine has risen to a record 76%, as against 53% and 62% in February and March, respectively, a poll by Finnish public broadcaster YLE shows.

  • May 09, 2022 06:34 PM IST

    Missile strike during European Council chief's visit to Odessa

    European Council president Charles Michel ‘forced to take cover’ during a missile strike in southern Ukraine's Odessa, says official.

  • May 09, 2022 05:58 PM IST

    Russia holding ‘storming operations' at Azovstal plant: Ukraine

    Backed by tanks and artillery, Russian forces conducting "storming operations" on the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, says Ukrainian defence ministry spokesman Oleksandr Motuzyanyk.

  • May 09, 2022 05:26 PM IST

    'Will respond to Ukraine's EU membership bid in June'

    On Europe Day, we discussed EU support and Ukraine’s European pathway. Looking forward to receiving the answers to the EU membership questionnaire. The European Commission will aim to deliver its opinion in June: Ursula vonder Leyen, president, European Commission

  • May 09, 2022 04:44 PM IST

    Paint thrown at Russian ambassador in Poland

    Protesters in Poland's capital Warsaw throw red paint on Sergey Andreev, Russia's ambassador to the country, at a cemetery in Warsaw where he arrived to pay respects to Red Army soldiers who died during World War II.

  • May 09, 2022 04:11 PM IST

    Russia says needs ‘more specifics’ for in-person talks with Ukraine

    Peace talks with Ukraine have not stopped, and are going on remotely. Moscow needs more specifics on hand in order to meet in person: Vladimir Medinsky, Kremlin's chief negotiator

  • May 09, 2022 03:09 PM IST

    Russian generals should face ‘court martial’: UK defence secretary

    Russian generals should face court martials for their country's ongoing invasion of Ukraine, says UK's defence secretary Ben Wallace, as Russia observes annual Victory Day.

  • May 09, 2022 02:36 PM IST

    Sweden's decision on NATO membership on May 15, says ruling party

    On May 15, there will be a decision for the party leadership to take a position on: Social Democrat party

  • May 09, 2022 01:53 PM IST

    Ukraine's militray says four missiles have hit Southern Ukrainian region of Odesa

    Ukraine's militray says four missiles have hit Southern Ukrainian region of Odesa, reports Reuters.

  • May 09, 2022 12:58 PM IST

    Putin says Russia's military action in Ukraine necessary response to Western policies

    Putin says Russia's military action in Ukraine is a timely and necessary response to Western policies, reports AP.

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  • May 09, 2022 12:55 PM IST

    'Russia has enough missiles and munitions' 

    Russia has enough high-precision missiles and ammunition to fulfil all the tasks assigned to the country's armed forces, the Interfax news agency quoted deputy prime minister Yuri Borisov as saying on Monday. This came amid reports that Russia was running out of precision guided munitions.

  • May 09, 2022 12:53 PM IST

    Ukraine won't allow Russia to 'appropriate' WWII victory over Nazism: Zelenskyy

    President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Monday that Ukraine would not allow Russia to appropriate victory in World War II. "Today we celebrate Victory Day over Nazism. We are our proud of our ancestors who together with other nations in the anti-Hitler coalition defeated Nazism. And we will not allow anyone to annex this victory. We will not allow it to be appropriated," Zelensky said, adding that: "We won then. We will win now". Read more

  • May 09, 2022 12:11 PM IST

    Victory Day parades begin in Russia

    Victory Day parades begin in Russia shadowed by war in Ukraine.

  • May 09, 2022 11:24 AM IST

    Zelensky felicitates Ukraine's heroic mine sniffing dog for dedicated services amid war

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Sunday awarded the medal of 'Excellence in Service' to Ukraine's famous four-legged friend Patron.

  • May 09, 2022 11:15 AM IST

    Ukraine warns Russian missile strikes likely

    Ukraine’s military is warning that there is a “high probability of missile strikes” amid Russia’s war on the country. The warning came Monday just ahead of Russia’s planned Victory Day parade in Moscow, AP reported.

  • May 09, 2022 10:12 AM IST

    Canada to help Ukraine find options to export grain to ease supply worries

    Canada will help Ukraine work out options on how to export stored grain to uphold global food security that has been shaken by Russia's invasion of the country, news agency Reuters quotes Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as saying on Sunday.

  • May 09, 2022 08:18 AM IST

    U2 singer Bono performs at Kyiv metro station amid war: ‘A beautiful day’- Watch

    Paul David Hewson, better known as ‘Bono’ - the lead singer of popular band U2 - on Sunday gave a heartwarming performance at a metro station in Ukraine’s capital city of Kyiv, winning online and offline praise. Read more

  • May 09, 2022 08:07 AM IST

    Japan PM says phasing out Russian oil to take time

    Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said it would take time to phase out imports of Russian oil, hours after he joined other Group of Seven leaders to impose a ban on crude over the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine. 

  • May 09, 2022 07:10 AM IST

    Putin set to lead WW-2 victory celebration & a reminder from Zelensky: 10 points

    Russia has forgotten everything that was important to the victors of World War II, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky said on Sunday as Moscow prepares to mark the Victory Day celebrations, 77 years after the World-War 2 ended. Read more

  • May 09, 2022 06:12 AM IST

    Mariupol steelworks soldiers vow no surrender

    Ukrainian forces in the Azovstal steelworks in the Russian-controlled city of Mariupol -- the last pocket of Ukrainian resistance in the devastated port city -- vow to fight on, reports AFP. Ukraine has said all women, children and elderly civilians have been evacuated from Azovstal as part of a UN and Red Cross humanitarian mission.

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Turkey, Syria earthquake: Nerve-chilling videos show magnitude of destruction

Published on Feb 06, 2023 07:32 PM IST

Turkey, Syria earthquake: Three powerful quakes hit Turkey and Syria, leaving buildings reduced to rubble and people trapped in debris.

Rescue workers search for survivors under the rubble following an earthquake in Diyarbakir, Turkey February 6, 2023. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY(REUTERS)
Rescue workers search for survivors under the rubble following an earthquake in Diyarbakir, Turkey February 6, 2023. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY(REUTERS)

Strongest earthquake in 40 years startles western New York

Published on Feb 06, 2023 06:55 PM IST

New York earthquake: The shaking lasted a few seconds and sent residents first to their windows and then to social media in search of an explanation.

The US Geological Survey preliminarily reported a 3.8 earthquake centered east of Buffalo in the suburb of West Seneca.. (Representative Image)
The US Geological Survey preliminarily reported a 3.8 earthquake centered east of Buffalo in the suburb of West Seneca.. (Representative Image)
AP | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

'So scared...': Turkey earthquake survivor; over 50 aftershocks recorded

Published on Feb 06, 2023 06:42 PM IST

The aftershock was registered at a magnitude of 7.5 -- a size that scientists say strikes only around 20 times around the world a year.

Rescuers search for survivors under the rubble following an earthquake in Diyarbakir, Turkey.(REUTERS)
Rescuers search for survivors under the rubble following an earthquake in Diyarbakir, Turkey.(REUTERS)
AFP |

Pope 'deeply saddened' by massive earthquake in Turkey, Syria

Published on Feb 06, 2023 06:41 PM IST

Turkey earthquake: A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook Turkey followed by another strong quake which was felt in several provinces in the region, knocking down a number of buildings, reports said.

Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the huge loss of life caused by the earthquake, the statement said. (AP)
Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the huge loss of life caused by the earthquake, the statement said. (AP)
AFP | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

Syria hospital treating earthquake victims pleads for help

Updated on Feb 06, 2023 06:15 PM IST

Syria earthquake: The 7.8-magnitude pre-dawn quake, whose epicentre was near the Turkish city of Gaziantep, wiped out entire sections of cities in Turkey and war-ravaged Syria.

At least 592 people were killed across the war-torn country, the Syrian government said. (AFP)
At least 592 people were killed across the war-torn country, the Syrian government said. (AFP)
AFP | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

Turkey, Syria earthquake tremors felt over 5,500 km away.... in Greenland

Published on Feb 06, 2023 05:52 PM IST

Turkey earthquake: The first 7.8-magnitude quake struck at 04:17 am (0117 GMT) at a depth of about 17.9 kilometres (11 miles) near the Turkish city of Gaziantep.

Turkey, Syria earthquake tremors felt over 5,500 km away.... in Greenland.(AFP)
Turkey, Syria earthquake tremors felt over 5,500 km away.... in Greenland.(AFP)
AFP | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

Syria earthquake: Over 300 killed in bombarded, war-ravaged country

Published on Feb 06, 2023 04:41 PM IST

Syria earthquake: The 7.8 magnitude earthquake sent people rushing into the streets in the country's north, where air strikes and shelling have already traumatised the population.

People gather as rescuers search for survivors under the rubble, following an earthquake, in rebel-held town of Jandaris, Syria. (REUTERS)
People gather as rescuers search for survivors under the rubble, following an earthquake, in rebel-held town of Jandaris, Syria. (REUTERS)
Reuters | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

Israel offers aid to earthquake-struck Syria and Turkey

Published on Feb 06, 2023 04:21 PM IST

Turkey earthquake: "I ordered to send, at the request of the Turkish government, rescue teams and medical aid," Netanyahu said.

People gather as rescuers search for survivors under the rubble, following an earthquake, in rebel-held town of Jandaris, Syria.(REUTERS)
People gather as rescuers search for survivors under the rubble, following an earthquake, in rebel-held town of Jandaris, Syria.(REUTERS)
Reuters | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

Turkey earthquake: From US and Europe to India, global powers extend aid

Updated on Feb 06, 2023 07:01 PM IST

Turkey earthquake live updates: Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that have started to be contacted for international aid. "Besides offers of assistance by NATO and the EU, 45 countries have reached out to us," he said.

Rescuers search for survivors under the rubble following an earthquake in Diyarbakir, Turkey.(REUTERS)
Rescuers search for survivors under the rubble following an earthquake in Diyarbakir, Turkey.(REUTERS)

Turkey earthquake: 'Most powerful in nearly a century' kills over 1,300 people

Published on Feb 06, 2023 04:07 PM IST

Turkey earthquake: Rescue workers and residents in multiple cities searched for survivors, working through tangles of metal and giant piles of concrete.

Over 900 people have been killed so far and thousands injured after 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Turkey on early Monday (Twitter Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Over 900 people have been killed so far and thousands injured after 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Turkey on early Monday (Twitter Photo)(HT_PRINT)
AP | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

Russia offers aid to Syria and Turkey after deadly earthquake

Published on Feb 06, 2023 03:19 PM IST

Turkey earthquake: Russia said it had two Ilyushin-76 aircraft with rescuers on board that were ready to fly to Turkey to help the rescue effort.

People search through rubble following an earthquake in Adana, Turkey February 6, 2023. (REUTERS)
People search through rubble following an earthquake in Adana, Turkey February 6, 2023. (REUTERS)
Reuters | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

Turkish military sets up special air corridor to earthquake zone

Published on Feb 06, 2023 02:44 PM IST

Turkey earthquake: Defence Minister said that we have mobilised our planes to send medical teams, search and rescue teams and their vehicles to the earthquake zone.

Turkish military sets up air aid corridor to earthquake zone.(AFP)
Turkish military sets up air aid corridor to earthquake zone.(AFP)
Reuters |

Turkey earthquake was strongest since 1939, when 33,000 people died

Published on Feb 06, 2023 02:27 PM IST

Turkey Earthquake live updates: Striking before dawn in the Turkish city of Gaziantep, the 7.7 magnitude quake was felt as far as Egypt and Cyprus. It was the strongest earthquake in Turkey since 1939, when a powerful temblor struck eastern city of Erzincan and killed about 33,000 people.

People walk next to a mosque destroyed by the earthquake in Malatya, Turkey.(AP)
People walk next to a mosque destroyed by the earthquake in Malatya, Turkey.(AP)
Bloomberg | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

'Waiting for my two sons...': Turkey-Syria earthquake survivors' stories

Published on Feb 06, 2023 02:24 PM IST

Turkey earthquake: The quake, which hit in the early darkness of a winter morning, was also felt in Cyprus and Lebanon.

The quake, which hit in the early darkness of a winter morning, was also felt in Cyprus and Lebanon.(AFP)
The quake, which hit in the early darkness of a winter morning, was also felt in Cyprus and Lebanon.(AFP)
Reuters | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

Prince William and Kate Middleton's children are banned from doing this at home

Updated on Feb 06, 2023 02:24 PM IST

Prince William-Kate Middleton: Kate Middleton on her new project said that it goes beyond just “raising kids” to “shaping our society” and creating a more “nurturing world.”

Kate Middleton Prince William: Britain's Kate, Princess of Wales, and Prince William, Prince of Wales, in London.(AP)
Kate Middleton Prince William: Britain's Kate, Princess of Wales, and Prince William, Prince of Wales, in London.(AP)
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