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

Updated on Feb 28, 2022 07:59 AM IST

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.(AP)

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. 

“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.

Follow all the updates here:

  • Feb 28, 2022 07:17 AM IST

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  • Feb 28, 2022 06:59 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. 

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    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.

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    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 01:16 AM IST

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    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".

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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  • 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

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  • Feb 27, 2022 10:53 PM IST

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    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

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    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 09:48 PM IST

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  • Feb 27, 2022 09:31 PM IST

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  • Feb 27, 2022 09:28 PM IST

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  • Feb 27, 2022 09:14 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 09:04 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 08:40 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 08:21 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 07:45 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 07:15 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 06:55 PM IST

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  • Feb 27, 2022 06:50 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 06:46 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 06:27 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 06:24 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 06:19 PM IST

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

  • Feb 27, 2022 06:08 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 06:03 PM IST

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  • Feb 27, 2022 05:47 PM IST

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  • Feb 27, 2022 05:38 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 05:30 PM IST

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

  • Feb 27, 2022 05:17 PM IST

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  • Feb 27, 2022 05:11 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 05:10 PM IST

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

  • Feb 27, 2022 05:08 PM IST

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

  • Feb 27, 2022 04:39 PM IST

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  • Feb 27, 2022 04:27 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 04:20 PM IST

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

  • Feb 27, 2022 04:12 PM IST

    UNSC calls for special meeting to discuss Russia-Ukraine crisis

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  • Feb 27, 2022 03:52 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 03:46 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.

  • Feb 27, 2022 03:43 PM IST

    EU prepared to ban Russian flights from its airspace, reports Reuters citing official

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  • Feb 27, 2022 03:40 PM IST

    Russia should be stripped ofits UNSC seat over invasion: Ukraine Prez Zelensky

    Ukraine’s president says Russia should be stripped of its seat at the United Nations Security Council over invasion, reports Associated Press.

  • Feb 27, 2022 03:35 PM IST

    Poland allowing Indian evacuees from Ukraine to enter without visa: Ambassador Burakowski

    Poland is allowing Indian students who escape from Russian aggression in Ukraine to enter Poland without any visa, says Ambassador of Poland to India Adam Burakowski.

  • Feb 27, 2022 03:25 PM IST

    Russia-Ukraine conflict could last 'number of years': UK foreign secy

    The Russia-Ukraine conflict could last a "number of years" and the world needs to be prepared for Moscow "to seek to use even worse weapons", said British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss warned Sunday, as reported by news agency AFP.

  • Feb 27, 2022 02:36 PM IST

    ‘In state of panic, horror’: CM Soren writes to HM, asks for safe return of Jharkhand people in Ukraine

    “My office is constantly being approached by the relatives of those persons from Tharkhand who are stuck in Ukraine dur They are in a state of panic and horror and compelled to move with limited stock of essential provisions to makeshift safety places like underground metro rail lines… kindly instruct the concerned officials of the Government of India to take steps for their safe return to our State,” Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren wrote to Union home minister Amit Shah.

  • Feb 27, 2022 02:18 PM IST

    ‘Move away from conflict’: Indian embassy in Ukraine urges evacuation via special trains from Kyiv

  • Feb 27, 2022 02:06 PM IST

    Russia's gas exports via Ukraine to Europe continue normally: Gazprom

    Russian state owned Gazprom said on Sunday that the country's gas exports via Ukraine to Europe continued normally. 

  • Feb 27, 2022 01:23 PM IST

    Update: Ready for talks with Russia, but not in Belarus, says Ukraine President

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Sunday that his government is  ready for talks with Russia but not in Belarus, news agency AFP reported. “Warsaw, Bratislava, Budapest, Istanbul, Baku. We proposed all of them,” Zelensky added. 

  • Feb 27, 2022 01:14 PM IST

    Centre working day and night to bring back Indians from Ukraine, says PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that the Centre is working day and night to bring back thousands of Indian nationals stranded in Ukraine. 

  • Feb 27, 2022 12:54 PM IST

    Ready for talks with Ukraine in Belarus, says Moscow

    The Russian government has said that it is ready for talks with Ukraine in Belarus, news agency AFP reported on Sunday. 

  • Feb 27, 2022 12:51 PM IST

    Congress targets PM Modi over Ukraine crisis

    Congress leader Randeep Surjewal on Sunday again hit out at the Modi government over Indian nationals stranded in Ukraine as it faces a full-scale attack from Russia.

  • Feb 27, 2022 12:49 PM IST

    Vladimir Putin supports heroism of Russian special forces 

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday saluted the heroism of the country's special forces that have been fighting in Ukraine.  

  • Feb 27, 2022 12:23 PM IST

    Fighting underway in Ukraine's Kharkiv city

  • Feb 27, 2022 11:56 AM IST

    2 big cities in south, southeast of Ukraine besieged, claims Russia

    Russia claimed on Sunday that two big cities in south and southeast of Ukraine have been besieged, according to news agency AFP. 

  • Feb 27, 2022 11:39 AM IST

    Russian forces enter Kharkiv city, says Ukraine

    The Ukrainian government said on Sunday that Russian forces have entered its second largest city Kharkiv. According to videos posted by Herashchenko and Ukraine's State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection, several light military vehicles were seen moving along a street in the city. 

    Earlier in the day, Russian forces blew up a gas pipeline in Kharkiv. 

  • Feb 27, 2022 11:12 AM IST

    Air India flight from Romania carrying Indian nationals may land in Delhi today: Sources

    Air India officials told Hindustan Times on Sunday that a flight from Romania's capital Bucharest, carrying Indian nationals, may land at the Delhi airport at around 4pm. 

  • Feb 27, 2022 10:52 AM IST

    China postpones evacuation of citizens from Ukraine

    China's envoy to Ukraine said that evacuation of Chinese nationals has been postponed as current conditions were too unsafe. "We must wait until it is safe before leaving," Chinese ambassador Fan Xianrong said in a video message. 

  • Feb 27, 2022 10:40 AM IST

    Biden admin says China will not come to Russia's rescue over sanctions imposed by West

    The Joe Biden led-administration in the United States said that China will not come to Russia's rescue over the sanctions imposed by Western countries, after Moscow launched a military operation in Ukraine. 

  • Feb 27, 2022 10:30 AM IST

    US responsible for Ukraine crisis: North Korea

    North Korea said on Sunday accused the United States over Russia's full-scale attack on Ukraine.  "The root cause of the Ukrainian crisis also lies in the high-handedness and arbitrariness of the US," North Korea's foreing ministry said on Saturday. 

  • Feb 27, 2022 10:12 AM IST

    France to ramp up sanctions against Moscow

    The French government announced on Sunday that it will ramp up sanctions against Russia. These sanctions would include freezing the financial assets of Russian figures and taking news measures concerning SWIFT, according to a government statement. 

  • Feb 27, 2022 09:39 AM IST

    Grateful for financial sanctions imposed on Russia: Ukrainian PM Shmygal

    Ukraine's Prime Minister Denys Shmygal said on Sunday that he was grateful for the financial sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States and its allies. 

    “Thanks to our friends ... for the commitment to remove several Russian banks from SWIFT and for the paralysis of the assets of the central bank of Russia,” Shmygal tweeted. 

  • Feb 27, 2022 09:23 AM IST

    Pentagon says Russia frustrated by Ukraine's unexpectedly stiff resistance

    The Pentagon said on Saturday that Russian forces invading Ukraine were frustrated by the Ukrainian military's unexpectedly stiff resistance. 

  • Feb 27, 2022 09:11 AM IST

    Ukraine crisis: Donald Trump blames US President Joe Biden for Russian invasion

    Former United States President Donald Trump hit out at current President Joe Biden for the escalating crisis in Ukraine.  In a speech Saturday to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Trump said called the invasion of Ukraine “an assault on humanity” and a “horrific disaster” and said “we are praying for the proud people of Ukraine.”

  • Feb 27, 2022 08:48 AM IST

    India: Third flight of Operation Ganga to land in Delhi at 9.30am

    Officials familiar with developments told Hindustan Times on Sunday that the third flight of Modi government's Operation Ganga will land in Delhi from Budapest at 9.30 am.  The flight which took off earlier in the day, has 240 Indian nationals that were stranded in Ukraine. 

  • Feb 27, 2022 08:42 AM IST

    YouTube blocks Russia's media network RT in Ukraine 

    YouTube has blocked Russia's state-controlled international media network RT in Ukraine and also suspended its ability to monetise content globally, news agency ANI reported on Sunday citing local reports. Apart from RT, YouTube has also restricted other Russian channels on its platform. 

    The restriction comes after the Ukrainian government asked YouTube to cut off access of the above channels  in Ukraine. 

  • Feb 27, 2022 08:33 AM IST

    Took decisive action against Russia over SWIFT, says UK PM Johnson

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the United Kingdom (UK) and its allies took decisive action against Russia over the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT). 

    "We have taken decisive action tonight with our international partners to shut Russia out of the global financial system, including the important first step of ejecting Russian banks from SWIFT," Johnson tweeted on Sunday. 

  • Feb 27, 2022 08:10 AM IST

    Roads company in Ukraine removes road signs to confuse Russian troops

    Ukravtodor, the state road agency of Ukraine, has said that it is removing all road signs that could be used by Russian forces to navigate their way. 

    "The enemy has poor communications, they cannot navigate the terrain," Ukravtodor said in a Facebook post on Friday and shared a photo of a standard road sign in which directions were replaced with profanities.  

  • Feb 27, 2022 07:47 AM IST

    Watch: Latest visuals from Ukraine as Russian offensive enters day 4

    Visuals shared by news agency AFP on Sunday morning showed damage to a building in Ukraine's capital Kyiv, a Ukrainian tank in the Lugansk region, Ukrainian soldiers in Kyiv and fragment of a destroyed Russian tank near Kharkiv. 

  • Feb 27, 2022 07:42 AM IST

    Town near Ukraine's capital Kyiv hit by missile strikes

    Missiles fired by Russian forces struck Vasylkiv, a town on the southwest of Ukraine's capital Kyiv, news agency Reuters reported on Sunday. The missile strikes an oil terminal on fire. 

  • Feb 27, 2022 07:37 AM IST

    Russia blew up gas pipeline in Kharkiv, says Ukraine

    The Ukrainian government said on Sunday that Russia forces blew up gas pipeline in Kharkiv, which is the country's second largest city. 

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