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Russia-Ukraine war Highlights: Ukranian Prez Zelensky speaks to UK PM

Russia-Ukraine crisis LIVE updates: Nearly 200 civilians in Ukraine have died so far and more than 15,000 civilians have fled to neighbouring countries including Poland, Moldova.
A protester raises a placard during a rally against the Russian invasion of Ukraine, at central Syntagma square, in Athens.
A protester raises a placard during a rally against the Russian invasion of Ukraine, at central Syntagma square, in Athens.

Ukraine is continuing to fight against the Russian invasion as the military operation announced by President Vladimir Putin entered day four. On Sunday, Moscow said it is ready for talks with Ukraine in Belarus. However, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that his government is ready for talks but not  in Belarus. ...Read More

“Warsaw, Bratislava, Budapest, Istanbul, Baku. We proposed all of them,” Zelensky added.

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According to news agency AFP, two more cities in the south and southeast of Ukraine have been besieged by Russia.

This comes after massive explosions rocked south of Kyiv and Russian forces stormed into Kharkiv after blowing up a gas pipeline in the city earlier in the day. 

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Nearly 200 civilians in Ukraine have died so far and more than 150,000 have fled to neighbouring countries including Poland, Moldova.

A defiant President Volodymyr Zelensky tweeted that “We will fight for as long as needed to liberate our country.” Zelensky has refused to leave Ukraine and has asked citizens to stand against the Russian siege.

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Feb 28, 2022 7:17 AM IST

Google Maps live traffic data in Ukraine temporarily disabled

Google has temporarily disabled the Google Maps live traffic data in Ukraine for safety of local communities in the war-ravaged country. 

Feb 28, 2022 6:59 AM IST

Ukranian Prez Zelensky speaks to UK PM

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday about the current situation. “Agreed on further joint steps to counter the aggressor. Anti-war coalition in action,” Zelensky tweeted. 

Feb 28, 2022 2:08 AM IST

India abstains on resolution to call for UN General Assembly session on Ukraine

India abstained on a procedural resolution to call for a rare special emergency session of the UN General Assembly on Russia's aggression against Ukraine.

Feb 28, 2022 2:08 AM IST

At UN top court, Kyiv accuses Moscow of 'planning genocide'

Kyiv filed an application with the International Court of Justice accusing Russia of "planning acts of genocide in Ukraine", the Hague-based court said Sunday.

In the application, Kyiv also accused Russia of "intentionally killing and inflicting serious injury on members of the Ukrainian nationality", the ICJ said in a statement.

Feb 28, 2022 1:39 AM IST

EU formally agrees ban on Russian Central Bank transactions

The European Union has formally agreed to ban Russian Central Bank transactions and to support the delivery of 450 million euros' worth of weapons to Ukraine, reports news agency AFP quoting an official.

Feb 28, 2022 1:16 AM IST

FIFA moves Russia home games to neutral venues, bans flag and anthem

FIFA responded to the invasion of Ukraine on Sunday by telling Russia to play home matches at neutral venues and banning its national flag and anthem from matches, reports news agency AFP.

The governing body of world football said Russian teams would play as the "Football Union of Russia".

Feb 28, 2022 1:10 AM IST

England to boycott all international football matches against Russia

England to boycott all international football matches against Russia: The Football Association

Feb 28, 2022 12:43 AM IST

G7 threatens new Russia sanctions if Ukraine invasion continues

G7 threatens new Russia sanctions if Ukraine invasion continues, reports AFP News Agency quoting G7's statement.

Feb 28, 2022 12:42 AM IST

Denmark to let volunteers join foreign brigade in Ukraine

Denmark says will let volunteers join the foreign brigade in Ukraine, reports AFP quoting Denmark PM Mette Frederiksen.

Feb 28, 2022 12:13 AM IST

Italian PM urges EU to react with 'utmost determination' over Russia's invasion

Italy PM Mario Draghi urges EU to react with 'utmost determination' over Russia's 'barbaric' invasion: News agency AFP 

Feb 27, 2022 11:33 PM IST

Russia's war on Ukraine could displace 'over 7 million people', reports AFP citing EU

The Russian war on Ukraine could displace 'over 7 million people', reports news agency AFP citing the European Union.

Feb 27, 2022 11:04 PM IST

Full support on safety of Indian students in Ukraine: Russian Ambassador to India 

Feb 27, 2022 10:59 PM IST

Sweden breaks with tradition and delivers arms to Ukraine, says PM

Sweden breaks with tradition and delivers arms to Ukraine, news agency AFP reported citing Sweden's Prime Minister.

Feb 27, 2022 10:55 PM IST

Ukraine won't surrender, give an inch of land during Russia talks: FM

Ukraine said on Sunday it would not buckle under pressure during talks with Russia over its invasion, even as it slammed President Vladimir Putin’s move to put Russian nuclear forces on high alert. Read full story

Feb 27, 2022 10:53 PM IST

UN Security Council to vote on ‘emergency special session’ of General Assembly over Ukraine crisis

UN Security Council will hold a meeting on Monday to discuss the Ukraine issue, reported news agency AFP quoting diplomats.

The UNSC is expected to vote on convening rare 'emergency special session' of General Assembly on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Feb 27, 2022 10:50 PM IST

Germany to spend $113 billion on defence amid Russia-Ukraine war

In one of the most significant shifts in European security policy in decades, Germany announced Sunday it was committing 100 billion euros ($113 billion) to a special armed forces fund and would keep its defence spending above 2% of GDP from now on, a move brought on by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Read full story

Feb 27, 2022 10:28 PM IST

EU to finance purchase, delivery of weapons to Ukraine, toughen sanctions on Russia

Feb 27, 2022 10:25 PM IST

Russia admits 'killed and injured' troops in Ukraine, reports AFP

Russia has admitted that it has “killed” and “injured” opposing military troops on Ukraine's land, news agency AFP reported.

Feb 27, 2022 10:20 PM IST

EU to shut airspace for Russian airlines, fund arms supplies to Ukraine, says Bloc commission president

“We are shutting down the EU airspace for Russian-owned, Russian registered or Russian-controlled aircraft including the private jets of oligarchs. Second, we will ban the Kremlin’s media machine in the EU,” announced Ursula von der Leyen, president of the EU Commission. 

The European Union has also decided to fund arms supplies to Ukraine.

Feb 27, 2022 10:03 PM IST

Military operations won't stop during any talks, Russia warns Ukraine

The Kremlin said it has warned Ukraine that Russia's military operation would not be suspended during any potential talks, Reuters reported citing the Interfax news agency.

Feb 27, 2022 9:48 PM IST

Watch: PM Modi chairs high-level meeting on Ukraine crisis

Feb 27, 2022 9:31 PM IST

Hundreds of thousands in Berlin protest against Russia's assault on Ukraine

Feb 27, 2022 9:28 PM IST

MEA shares hotlines of 24x7 control centres for Indians evacuating Ukraine

Feb 27, 2022 9:14 PM IST

Russia dropped preconditions for talks after military setbacks, says Ukraine

Russia dropped its preconditions for talks after suffering military setbacks, Ukraine's foreign minister said on Sunday, adding that Ukraine would attend the talks to listen to what Russia had to say.

Dmytro Kuleba also told a briefing that Russian President Vladimir Putin's move to put nuclear forces on high alert was timed to put pressure on Ukraine during the negotiations. (Reuters)

Feb 27, 2022 9:04 PM IST

Putin's nuclear alert dangerous and irresponsible: NATO chief

Russian President Vladimir Putin nuclear alert 'dangerous' and 'irresponsible', reports AFP quoting NATO chief.

Feb 27, 2022 8:40 PM IST

US to provide $54 million in additional humanitarian assistance to Ukraine

US is providing nearly $54 million in additional humanitarian assistance to the people of Ukraine. “This assistance enables humanitarian organizations to support citizens of Ukraine already in need & those newly affected by Russia's unprovoked& unjustified attack,” US Secy of State said.

Feb 27, 2022 8:21 PM IST

UN nuclear watchdog to hold emergency meeting on Wednesday over Russia-Ukraine crisis

UN nuclear watchdog's 35-nation Board of Governors will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday about Ukraine, reports Reuters.

Feb 27, 2022 7:45 PM IST

Ukraine agrees to hold talks with Russia at Belarus border

Ukraine has agreed to hold talks with Russia at Belarus border, Ukraine's Kyiv Independent reported.

According to the report, during a phone call with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, Zelensky agreed that the Ukrainian delegation would meet with the Russian delegation without preconditions on the Ukrainian-Belarusian border, near the Pripyat River.

Feb 27, 2022 7:15 PM IST

Special flight of Indian students from Ukraine lands in Delhi

A special flight carrying Indian students stranded in Ukraine arrived at Delhi airport.

"We came through Romania & people there prepared home-cooked meals for us. Until we left Lviv, the situation was normal but it seemed quite uncertain. We want to thank the Government of India for bringing us home safely," said a student who returned from Ukraine.

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri received them at the airport.

Feb 27, 2022 6:55 PM IST

PM Modi to hold high level meeting on Russia-Ukraine crisis today

Immediately on his return from Uttar Pradesh, PM Modi will hold a high level meeting on the Ukraine issue. The Prime Minister was in UP for the ongoing campaigning in the assembly elections.

Feb 27, 2022 6:50 PM IST

Putin orders nuclear deterrent forces on alert amid tensions with West over Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russian nuclear deterrent forces on alert amid tensions with the West over Ukraine, reports AP.

Feb 27, 2022 6:46 PM IST

Russia, Ukraine ambassadors to aid Indians in returning home safely: Shringla

“I called in both ambassadors of Russia & Ukraine separately, conveyed my concerns on safety of Indian citizens. I've shared the locations where Indian citizens are concentrated. Both ambassadors took note of our concerns & assured us of the safety of Indian citizens,” says foreign secretary Harsh Shringla.

Feb 27, 2022 6:27 PM IST

Moscow says Ukraine agrees to hold talks with Russia in Belarus, reports state media 

The Russian state media, citing officials in Moscow, has reported that Ukraine has agreed to hold talks with Russia in Belarus. Ukraine had earlier rejected to hold talks in Belarus, calling it a key route of access in Russia's invasion.

Feb 27, 2022 6:24 PM IST

Shringla shares list of flights operating for evacuation from Ukraine

List of flights under ‘Operation Ganga’ for evacuation of Indian citizens in Ukraine, as shared by foreign secretary Harsh V Shringla (ANI)
List of flights under ‘Operation Ganga’ for evacuation of Indian citizens in Ukraine, as shared by foreign secretary Harsh V Shringla (ANI)
Feb 27, 2022 6:19 PM IST

Thousands of Indians evacuated from Ukraine under 'Operation Ganga': Shringla

Feb 27, 2022 6:08 PM IST

4,000 Indians left before conflict, about 15,000 remained in Ukraine, says Shringla

“Our Embassy in Kyiv and our Ministry had issued a number of adversories prior to the situation developing. 4000 of our nationals had left before the conflict, pursuant to these advisories. We estimated that about 15,000 citizens were left in Ukraine,” says Foreign Secy Harsh V Shringla.

Feb 27, 2022 6:03 PM IST

Evacuation of Indians from Ukraine will be at govt cost, says foreign secy Harsh Shringla

Feb 27, 2022 5:47 PM IST

Putin says Ukraine wasting 'opportunity' for talks

Putin has accused Ukraine of wasting 'opportunity' for talks after it refused Belarus as the location for negotiation.

Feb 27, 2022 5:38 PM IST

Germany offers free train rides to bring in Ukrainian refugees from Poland

Germany has offered free train rides to bring in Ukrainian refugees from Poland.

Feb 27, 2022 5:30 PM IST

Ukraine army retakes Kharkiv, expelling Russian troops, guv says governor

Ukraine army retakes Kharkiv, expelling Russian troops, reports news agency AFP quoting governor.

Feb 27, 2022 5:17 PM IST

Google halts monetisation of Russian state media across its platforms

Google on Saturday became the latest US tech giant to prevent Russian state media from earning money on its platforms in response to Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. Read full story

Feb 27, 2022 5:11 PM IST

Pope calls for 'urgent' opening of humanitarian corridors for Ukraine

The Pope has called for 'urgent' opening of humanitarian corridors for Ukraine, reports AFP.

Feb 27, 2022 5:10 PM IST

Let Indians evacuate through Ukraine-Moldova border, Jaishankar dials Moldova foreign min

MEA S Jaishankar dialed Moldova Foreign Minister Nicu Popescu seeking support for facilitating entry of Indian nationals on Ukraine-Moldova border.

Feb 27, 2022 5:08 PM IST

Over 3,68,000 people had fled Ukraine on Thursday, reports Reuters quoting UN

More than 3,68,000 people had fled Ukraine since Russia invaded on Thursday, reported Reuters quoting the UN.

Feb 27, 2022 4:39 PM IST

Ukraine submits application against Russia in International Court of Justice

Ukraine has submitted its application against Russia to the ICJ. Russia must be held accountable for manipulating notion of genocide to justify aggression. We request urgent decision ordering Russia to cease military activity now&expect trials to start next week, announces Ukraine President Zelensky. Read full story

Feb 27, 2022 4:27 PM IST

Belgium closes its airspace to Russian flights, reports AFP

Belgium is closing its airspace to Russian flights, the country's prime minister said on Sunday, adding to a growing number of EU countries that have done the same, reports news agency AFP.

Feb 27, 2022 4:20 PM IST

Centre  to bear expenses of Indian evacuees returning from Ukraine: Rajnath Singh

Feb 27, 2022 4:12 PM IST

UNSC calls for special meeting to discuss Russia-Ukraine crisis

A special session fo the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Ukraine will be held at 3pm New York Time on 27th February (1:30 am IST on 28th February).

Feb 27, 2022 3:52 PM IST

Ukrainian minister says Russia lost some 4,300 men in invasion

Russian forces have lost about 4,300 servicemen during their invasion of Ukraine, Deputy Defence Minister Hanna Malyar said on Sunday, adding however that the number was being clarified. (Reuters)

Feb 27, 2022 3:46 PM IST

ASEAN foreign ministers express deep concern over situation in Ukraine

Foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have expressed deep concern over the evolving situation and armed hostilities in Ukraine amid Russia's military operation in the country.

"We call on all relevant parties to exercise maximum restraint and make utmost efforts to pursue dialogues through all channels, including diplomatic means to contain the situation, to de-escalate tensions, and to seek peaceful resolution in accordance with international law, the principles of the United Nations Charter and the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia," ASEAN foreign ministers said in a statement.

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