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Russia-Ukraine war highlights: India calls for ‘cessation of violence’ in Ukraine at UNSC meet

Russia Ukraine Crisis Highlights: Ukraine’s Interior Ministry said 352 Ukrainian civilians have been killed during Russia’s invasion, including 14 children. It says an additional 1,684 people, including 116 children, have been wounded.
Russia Ukraine Conflict: An armored vehicle rolls outside Mykolaivka, Donetsk region, the territory controlled by pro-Russian militants, in eastern Ukraine, 
Russia Ukraine Conflict: An armored vehicle rolls outside Mykolaivka, Donetsk region, the territory controlled by pro-Russian militants, in eastern Ukraine, 

Russia Ukraine Crisis Highlights: Ukraine is continuing to fight against the Russian invasion as the military operation announced by President Vladimir Putin entered day five. Ukraine on Monday claimed that 3,500 Russian troops have been killed since Moscow's onslaught began last week, adding that over 200 soldiers were taken as prisoners of war....Read More

In a significant breakthrough amid war, both the countries have agreed to hold talks on the border of Belarus "without preconditions", Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.

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Mar 1, 2022 4:05 AM IST

Zelensky seeks ban on Russia in all global airports and ports, reports AFP

Ukrainian President Zelensky seeks ban on Russia in all global airports and ports, reports news agency AFP.

Mar 1, 2022 3:44 AM IST

All peaceful citizens of Kyiv can leave without hindrance via Kyiv-Vasilkov road: Russia at UNSC meet

Russian Defence Ministry confirms that all peaceful citizens of Kyiv can leave the capital of Ukraine without hindrance via Kyiv-Vasilkov road which is open & safe. This op doesn't impact critical civilian infrastructure: Russia representative at UNSC meeting on Russia-Ukraine conflict

Mar 1, 2022 3:35 AM IST

Brazil's Bolsonaro says humanitarian visas to be given to Ukrainians

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday the country will allow Ukrainians to come to Brazil through a humanitarian visa, reports Reuters.

Mar 1, 2022 3:23 AM IST

Trudeau announces Canada ban on Russian oil imports

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday a ban on Russian oil imports, saying oil revenues have helped to prop up President Vladimir Putin and Russian oligarchs and wage war against Ukraine, reports news agency AFP.

Mar 1, 2022 2:55 AM IST

We stand ready to help neighbours stranded in Ukraine: India at UNSC meeting on Ukraine crisis

Given that safety of Indian nationals is of paramount importance to my govt, senior ministers from GoI are being deployed as Special Envoys to Ukraine’s neighbouring countries. We stand ready to help neighbours stranded in Ukraine: India at UNSC meeting on Russia-Ukraine war

Mar 1, 2022 2:52 AM IST

India reiterates call for ‘cessation of violence’ in Ukraine at UNSC meet

India remains deeply concerned at the unfolding developments in Ukraine... Our considered call for an immediate cessation of violence and an end to all hostilities is an urgent imperative: India's Permanent Rep to UN, TS Tirumurti, at UNSC meeting on Russia-Ukraine war

Mar 1, 2022 1:49 AM IST

12 Russian UN diplomats ordered expelled from US: Russia envoy

Twelve members of Russia's diplomatic mission to the UN have been ordered to leave the United States by March 7, Russia's ambassador to the world body said Monday. Read more

Mar 1, 2022 1:12 AM IST

US announces various measures taken against Russia for invading Ukraine

We took further measures against Russia's financial systems; we have sanctioned Putin himself, we're disconnecting key Russian banks from SWIFT, imposed restrictive measures against Russia's central bank & standing up a joint task force: US State Department Spox Ned Price

Mar 1, 2022 12:46 AM IST

Oil giant Shell to sell stakes in Gazprom joint ventures

Oil giant Shell on Monday said that it planned to sell its stake in all joint ventures with Gazprom after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, reported news agency AFP. In a statement to the London Stock Exchange, Shell said it would sell its 27.5-percent stake in the oil and gas project Sakhalin-2, on Sakhalhin island, in Russia's far east.

Mar 1, 2022 12:34 AM IST

‘Successfully facilitated movement of more than 1,400 students out of Zaporizhzhia’: Embassy of India in Kyiv 

Feb 28, 2022 11:56 PM IST

SBI stops handling trade with sanctioned Russian entities: Report

India's top lender will not process any transactions involving Russian entities subject to international sanctions imposed on Russia after its invasion of Ukraine, according to a letter seen by Reuters and people familiar with the matter. Read more

Feb 28, 2022 11:20 PM IST

FIFA and UEFA suspend Russian national and club teams 'until further notice'- UEFA Statement

FIFA & UEFA decide together that all Russian teams, whether national representative teams or club teams, shall be suspended from participation in both FIFA & UEFA competitions, until further notice. Read more

Feb 28, 2022 10:47 PM IST

IndiGo announces 2 flights for evacuation of Indians from Ukraine | See details

Details of IndiGo flights under Op Ganga from Delhi to Budapest, Hungary and to Rzeszow, Poland via Istanbul.
Details of IndiGo flights under Op Ganga from Delhi to Budapest, Hungary and to Rzeszow, Poland via Istanbul.

As part of its ongoing role in the Operation Ganga mission to evacuate Indian citizens from the crisis in Ukraine, IndiGo will be operating 4 additional flights using A321 aircraft. Two flights each will be operated from Delhi to Budapest, Hungary and to Rzeszow, Poland via Istanbul respectively. These aircraft will depart Delhi on March 01, 2022, the airline said in a press release.

Feb 28, 2022 10:17 PM IST

Finland to supply arms to Ukraine, announces PM

Feb 28, 2022 10:14 PM IST

Next round of conflict talks to be held on Poland-Belarus border, reports Sputnik

The next round of negotiations between the delegations of Russia and Ukraine will be held on the Polish-Belarusian border, reports Sputnik quoting Russia's delegation head.

Feb 28, 2022 10:04 PM IST

UK bans Russian vessels from its seaports, says Johnson govt

UK has banned Russian vessels from its seaports, reports AFP citing government.

Feb 28, 2022 10:03 PM IST

Moscow, Kyiv plan 'second round' of conflict talks, says Ukraine negotiator

Feb 28, 2022 9:53 PM IST

Negotiations between Russia, Ukraine have ended, say reports

Negotiations between the delegations of Russia and Ukraine have ended, reports news agency Sputnik.

Feb 28, 2022 9:52 PM IST

First consignment of humanitarian aids to Ukraine to be sent tomorrow: MEA after PM meeting

"PM Modi reviewed the ongoing efforts under ‘Operation Ganga' to bring back Indians stranded in Ukraine during the meeting. PM said that the entire government machinery is working round the clock to ensure that all Indians there are safe & secure. 

Prime Minister pointed that the visit of four senior ministers as his Special Envoys to various nations will energize the evacuation efforts. It is reflective of the priority the government attaches to this matter. Prime Minister noted that the first consignment of relief supplies to Ukraine to deal with the humanitarian situation on Ukraine’s borders would be despatched tomorrow," says MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi.

Feb 28, 2022 9:43 PM IST

Russia did not start hostilities, says Moscow's UN rep

“The Russian Federation did not begin these hostilities. They were unleashed by Ukraine residents, dissenters. Russians are seeking to end this war,” says Russian Representative at UNGA emergency meeting on Ukraine Russia crisis.

Feb 28, 2022 9:41 PM IST

Russia bans residents from transferring money abroad, announces Kremlin

Feb 28, 2022 9:35 PM IST

Ukraine President Zelensky signs application for membership in European Union

Feb 28, 2022 9:34 PM IST

Moscow has no plans to occupy Ukraine, says Russia's UN envoy, says report

Moscow has no plans to occupy Ukraine, reported news agency Sputnik citing Russia's UN envoy.

“Action plans were being made by Ukraine & Georgia to join NATO. Their (US) policy was to create anti-Russia Ukraine & ensured that it joined NATO. Ukraine joining NATO is a red line, compels us to adopt measures in response; has placed us at the verge of this conflict,” says Russia Representative in UNGA.

Feb 28, 2022 9:18 PM IST

UK govt warns against ‘all travel to Russia’

UK's foreign ministry has warned against ‘all travel to Russia’, reports AFP.

Feb 28, 2022 9:10 PM IST

Solution possible if Russia's security interests considered: Putin to Macron on Ukraine invasion

Ukraine solution possible only if Russia's security interests are considered, Russian President Putin tells French President Emmanuel Macron, reports news agency Sputnik.

Feb 28, 2022 9:06 PM IST

UNGA calls for ‘immediate ceasefire by all parties’

“We call for an immediate ceasefire by all parties; exercise maximum restraint and initiate dialogue. Diplomacy and dialogue must prevail,” stated UNGA at its 11th emergency special session on the ongoing crisis situation between Ukraine and Russia. Read more

Feb 28, 2022 9:04 PM IST

Humanitarian aid vital but peace the only solution: Guterres

“Humanitarian aid is vital, it's not a solution, the only solution is through peace,” says UN secretary general Antonio Guterres.

“I have assured Ukraine President that UN will continue to assist, will not abandon them, will provide them with humanitarian assistance,” he says at UN emergency meeting.

Feb 28, 2022 9:02 PM IST

‘Enough is enough’, says UN chief on Russia-Ukraine cirsis

Feb 28, 2022 9:00 PM IST

Mere idea of nuclear conflict ‘simply inconcievable’: UN chief at emergency meet

Russian nuclear forces being put on high alert is a “chilling development”. The mere idea of a nuclear conflict is simply inconceivable, said UN chief Antonio Guterres at the emergency special session of the UN General Assembly.

Feb 28, 2022 8:51 PM IST

FIFA in 'advanced discussions' to expel Russia from World Cup, reports AFP

FIFA is in 'advanced discussions' to expel Russia from the 2022 World Cup, reports AFP.

Feb 28, 2022 8:42 PM IST

Emergency special session of UN General Assembly begins

Feb 28, 2022 8:41 PM IST

Russian shelling kills at least 11 in Kharkiv, reports AFP

Russian shelling has killed at least 11 civilians in Ukraine's second city Kharkiv, reports AFP quoting the regional governor.

Feb 28, 2022 8:23 PM IST

IOC urges sports bodies to exclude Russian athletes, officials from int'l events

The International Olympic Committee has urged sports bodies to exclude Russian athletes and officials from international events in a sweeping move to isolate and condemn Russia because of the country’s invasion of Ukraine, Associated Press reports

Feb 28, 2022 8:22 PM IST

Shipping group Maersk mulls suspending container shipments to Russia

Shipping group Maersk is considering suspending container shipments to Russia in response to the Western sanctions on Moscow for invading Ukraine, news agency Reuters reported. 

Feb 28, 2022 8:11 PM IST

PM chairs high-level meeting on Ukraine

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs high level meeting on Ukraine. EAM S Jaishankar, law minister Kiren Rijiju and aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, among others, are present.

Feb 28, 2022 8:06 PM IST

Americans in Russia leave immediately, says US state dept

US state department recommends Americans in Russia leave 'immediately', reports news agency AFP

Feb 28, 2022 7:55 PM IST

Russia's nuclear forces on ‘enhanced combat duty’, says defence ministry

Russia's defence ministry on Monday said its nuclear missile forces and Northern and Pacific fleets had been placed on enhanced combat duty, the Interfax news agency reported, in line with an order the previous day from President Vladimir Putin, reported Reuters.

Feb 28, 2022 7:29 PM IST

Kremlin defends logic for actions in Ukraine, berates 'hostile' EU

Russia on Monday doubled down on the logic for sending its forces into Ukraine as it condemned a European Union decision to fund the delivery of weapons to Kyiv, reported Reuters.

Feb 28, 2022 7:17 PM IST

Switzerland joins EU in sanctions against Russia

Switzerland adopts same sanctions as EU against Russia, says Swiss President.

Feb 28, 2022 7:12 PM IST

Ukraine presidential advisor demands Russian troops leave territory: Report

A Ukrainian presidential adviser on Monday called for the retreat of all Russian forces from Ukrainian territory, including from the Crimea and Donbass regions, Ukraine news media reported.

The two sides are holding peace talks at the Belarus border.

Feb 28, 2022 6:55 PM IST

Russia bans airlines from 36 countries amid tensions with West

Russia announced Monday it was banning flights by airlines from 36 countries including Britain and Germany after many have barred Russian planes over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.

Feb 28, 2022 6:50 PM IST

PM to chair high level meeting shortly on Ukraine situation: Sources

PM will soon chair a high level meeting on the Ukraine situation, said sources.

Feb 28, 2022 6:48 PM IST

Watch: Protesters gather in Washington to show support for Ukraine

Feb 28, 2022 6:30 PM IST

Russian strategic missile forces placed on high alert after Putin order

Russian defence ministry says it has put strategic missile forces along with northern an Pacific fleets on enhanced combat duty after order from Russian president Vladimir Putin, news agency Reuters quoted Interfax news agency.


Feb 28, 2022 6:22 PM IST

Travel to Bucharest free, don't pay money to anyone: Indian embassy in Romania to students

“It has been brought to our notice that some people are charging money to transfer Indian students from Romanian border to Bucharest. Pl. note that all services provided by Embassy are free, including transport to Bucharest. Please do not pay money to anyone,” tweets Indian embassy in Romania.

Feb 28, 2022 6:14 PM IST

US suspends operations at its Belarus embassy, authorises American diplomats in Russia to leave

US Dept of State suspends operations at US Embassy Minsk, Belarus and authorized the “voluntary” departure of non-emergency staff & family in Moscow, Russia.

Feb 28, 2022 6:11 PM IST

India to send humanitarian aid to Ukraine: MEA

“We will send humanitarian aid including medicines to Ukraine as requested by the Ukrainian Ambassador,” announces MEA spokesperson.

Feb 28, 2022 6:10 PM IST

6th evacuation flight carrying 240 Indians from Budapest lands in Delhi

Feb 28, 2022 6:08 PM IST

Scindia to oversee new evacuation route via Moldova, says MEA

Feb 28, 2022 5:49 PM IST

Special envoys at Ukraine borders to oversee evacuation: MEA

"Decision to deploy special envoys to the 4 countries bordering Ukraine. Union Ministers Jyotiraditya Scindia will be going to Romania, Kiren Rijiju to Slovak Republic, Hardeep Puri to Hungary, VK Singh to Poland... to coordinate and oversee the evacautaion process...," says MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi.

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