Ukraine war day 51 LIVE: After Russia's 'consequences' warning, Finland 'highly likely' to apply to join NATO

  • Russia-Ukraine war LIVE updates: Russia and Ukraine enter its day 51st of the war on Friday. While Canada is sending its soldiers to Poland to help Ukrainian refugees, a loud explosion was heard in Kyiv after Russian warship sank.
A person stands in front of destroyed buildings, during the visit of Polish President Andrzej Duda to Borodianka, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in the Kyiv region, Ukraine.
A person stands in front of destroyed buildings, during the visit of Polish President Andrzej Duda to Borodianka, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in the Kyiv region, Ukraine.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 15, 2022 09:58 PM IST
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Russia-Ukraine war LIVE updates: As Russia and Ukraine enter its day 51 of the war, several parts of the war-torn country continue to be bombed. While over hundreds of people have died in the war, several have been forced to flee the country. Amid this, Canada is sending soldiers to Poland to help with the care, co-ordination and resettlement of Ukrainian refugees in Poland, including some who will come to Canada.

Meanwhile, Moscow's black sea flagship sank after an explosion and fire - which Ukraine claimed to be a ‘successful missile strike’. 

The head of the UN World Food Program said people are being “starved to death” in the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol and he predicted the country’s humanitarian crisis is likely to worsen. 

Follow all the updates here:

  • Apr 15, 2022 09:58 PM IST

    Kyiv Braces for Retaliation After Warship Sinks

    Kyiv is bracing for retaliation after it claimed to have destroyed the Moskva, flagship vessel of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, and residents were warned not to rush back. Moscow hasn’t acknowledged a Ukrainian strike on the vessel. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy marked 50 days of Ukrainian resistance in his nightly video address.

  • Apr 15, 2022 09:14 PM IST

    Russian strikes kill 7, injure 34 in Ukraine's Kharkiv city: governor

    Russian strikes on the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv killed seven people and left another 34 injured, the region's governor said Friday, as Moscow's forces stepped up attacks.

  • Apr 15, 2022 08:40 PM IST

    Finland 'highly likely' to apply to join NATO: European Affairs minister

    Finland’s Minister for European Affairs said Friday Finland is “highly likely” to join NATO, news agency AFP reported.

  • Apr 15, 2022 06:54 PM IST

    India receives simulators, equipment for S-400 training squadron from Russia

    Amid the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, India has received the simulators and other equipment from Moscow for the training squadron of the S-400 Triumf air defence missile system.

  • Apr 15, 2022 05:56 PM IST

    Russia hits Kyiv missile factory after Moskva flagship sinks

    Russian strikes pounded a military factory near Kyiv that makes the missiles Ukraine claims it used to sink the Moskva naval flagship, with Moscow on Friday vowing further such attacks.

  • Apr 15, 2022 04:25 PM IST

    Ukraine says seven killed in Russian attack on evacuees

    Ukraine said Friday that seven people were killed and more than two dozen injured in a Russian attack on buses ferrying civilians from the war-torn east of the country.

  • Apr 15, 2022 04:11 PM IST

    Russia blocks The Moscow Times website

    Russia's communications watchdog has blocked access to the website of The Moscow Times, an English language newspaper that has covered Russia for three decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

  • Apr 15, 2022 03:43 PM IST

    Ukraine's port of Mariupol holds out against all odds

    Unbroken by a Russian blockade and relentless bombardment, the key port of Mariupol is still holding out, a symbol of staunch Ukrainian resistance that has thwarted the Kremlin's invasion plans.

  • Apr 15, 2022 02:11 PM IST

    Swapped soldiers with Russia, says Ukraine

    Ukraine said Friday it swapped several captured soldiers with Russia in the south of the war-scarred country. 

  • Apr 15, 2022 01:12 PM IST

    Russia warns of intensifying attacks on Ukraine

    Russia says it has hit a military plant outside Kyiv and will intensify attacks on Kyiv as Ukraine strikes Russia. 

  • Apr 15, 2022 01:05 PM IST

    Russia claims killing up to 30 'Polish mercenaries' in Ukraine

    Russia claims killing up to 30 'Polish mercenaries' in Ukraine, reports AFP. 

  • Apr 15, 2022 12:35 PM IST

    9 humanitarian corridors agreed to evacuate civilians

    Ukraine's deputy prime minister Iryna Vereshchuk said nine humanitarian corridors have been agreed for Friday to evacuate civilians.

  • Apr 15, 2022 12:02 PM IST

    Russia may be in default, says Moodys

    Russia may be in default after it tried to service its dollar bonds in roubles due to Western sanctions over the war in Ukraine, said Moody's Investors Service, reporter Reuters. 

  • Apr 15, 2022 11:29 AM IST

    4 civilians killed, 10 wounded in Russian shelling: Kharkiv governor

    The governor of Kharkiv region said four civilians had been killed and 10 wounded in Russian shelling of Kharkiv city, reported Reuters.

  • Apr 15, 2022 10:36 AM IST

    France relocating diplomatic staff to embassy in Kyiv

    France is relocating diplomatic staff to its embassy in Kyiv after personnel were evacuated to Lviv in early March.

  • Apr 15, 2022 09:13 AM IST

    ‘Ukraine survived 50 days, when Russia gave us five’: Zelensky

    Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky in a late night address told the people of the war-torn country that they should be proud of having survived 50 days under Russian attack when the Russians “gave us a maximum of five.”

  • Apr 15, 2022 08:35 AM IST

    Russian ally warns NATO over Sweden, Finland joining US military alliance

    A Russian ally has warned, as per multiple reports, the NATO that if Sweden and Finland joined the U.S.-led military alliance then Russia would deploy nuclear weapons. 

  • Apr 15, 2022 07:34 AM IST

    Humanitarian crisis likely to worsen in Ukraine, says head of UN World food program

    The head of the UN World Food Program said people are being “starved to death” in the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol. 

  • Apr 15, 2022 06:57 AM IST

    Canada sends soldiers to Poland 

    Canada is sending soldiers to Poland to help with the care, co-ordination and resettlement of Ukrainian refugees in Poland.

  • Apr 15, 2022 06:32 AM IST

    Powerful explosions heard in Kyiv

    Powerful explosions were heard in Kyiv early on Friday, and air raid sirens blared across Ukraine as residents braced for new Russian attacks after Russian flagship sinks, reported Reuters.

  • Apr 15, 2022 06:12 AM IST

    Russian flagship sinks after Kyiv claims missile hit

    Russia's Black Sea flagship sank Thursday after an explosion and fire that Ukraine claimed was a successful missile strike. 

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After occupying key Ukraine city, Russia focuses shifts to Lysychansk

  • The capture of the industrial hub of Severodonetsk is an important strategic win for Moscow as it seeks to gain full control over the east of the country.
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Published on Jun 26, 2022 04:37 AM IST
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UK's Johnson urges G7 not to 'give up' on Ukraine

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.(REUTERS)
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Published on Jun 26, 2022 04:34 AM IST
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'Islamist terror' suspect arrested in deadly Norway attack

  • The suspect, who was already known to security services, was arrested quickly after the shooting started around 1:00 am (2300 GMT Friday) in central Oslo.
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Published on Jun 26, 2022 04:32 AM IST
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Fresh protests as new US abortion reality takes shape

  • The deeply polarized country woke up to a new level of division: between states that will now or soon deny the right to abortion, enshrined since 1973, and those that still allow it.
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Published on Jun 26, 2022 04:31 AM IST
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In new Indo-Pacific move, US and allies launch Partners in the Blue Pacific initiative

In recent months, China has stepped up its engagement with Pacific Island states, including by signing a security agreement with the Solomon Islands
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‘Russians fully occupy Severodonetsk’: Mayor

  • The industrial hub of Severodonetsk has been the scene of weeks of running battles, but the Ukrainian army said on Friday that its outgunned forces would withdraw to better defend the neighbouring city of Lysychansk.
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Joe Biden criticises top court for making ‘terrible decisions’

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Ukraine's Severodonetsk 'fully occupied' by Russian army: Mayor

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'Massive' missile attack from Belarus, Russia ally not involved in war: Ukraine

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Published on Jun 25, 2022 07:11 PM IST
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Biden signs first significant US gun control law in decades

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Talks to revive Iran nuclear deal to restart within days

  • Negotiations were abruptly suspended in March, after a year of erratic efforts to salvage the accord.
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Published on Jun 25, 2022 06:27 PM IST
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China scrambles air, ground forces to monitor US recon plane over Taiwan Strait

The US Navy’s reconnaissance aircraft flew over the Taiwan Strait on Friday in what the US Indo-Pacific Command described as a demonstration of the US’s ‘commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific’
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Published on Jun 25, 2022 06:17 PM IST
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Beijing to reopen schools, Shanghai declares victory over Covid

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Published on Jun 25, 2022 01:41 PM IST
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