Ukraine war highlights: 3rd operation to evacuate people from Mariupol underway

  • Russia-Ukraine war highlights: The war has entered its day 71st on Thursday with Moscow showing no signs of stopping the attacks.
Debris covers the inside of the Donetsk Academic Regional Drama Theatre following a March 16, 2022, bombing in Mariupol,  (AP Photo/Alexei Alexandrov, File)
Debris covers the inside of the Donetsk Academic Regional Drama Theatre following a March 16, 2022, bombing in Mariupol,  (AP Photo/Alexei Alexandrov, File)(AP)
Updated on May 06, 2022 04:22 AM IST
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Russia-Ukraine war highlights: The Russia-Ukraine war has entered its day 71 on Thursday - with Russia showing no signs of stopping its attacks. Moscow has been bombing and shelling Ukraine daily. Thousands of people have been killed - with no specific number out yet, massive number of properties, buildings have been destroyed. 

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky asked United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for help saving people trapped in the Azovstal steel works in Mariupol. "The lives of the people who remain there are in danger. Everyone is important to us. We ask for your help in saving them," Zelensky was quoted as saying in an official statement.

He also informed that a Ukrainian television reporter who enlisted after the Russian invasion has been killed in fighting outside the northeastern city of Izyum.

 

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  • May 06, 2022 01:49 AM IST

    3rd operation to evacuate people from Mariupol underway

    United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres said that a third operation is under way to evacuate civilians from the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol and the besieged Azovstal steel plant.

  • May 06, 2022 12:25 AM IST

    Russian air force destroys 45 Ukraine targets, says Moscow

    Russia said on Thursday that its air force destroyed 45 Ukrainian facilities. 

  • May 05, 2022 11:28 PM IST

    France announces $2 billion aid for Ukraine

    French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said that his government will offer a 2-billion-US- dollar aid for Ukraine. 
    "France released 100 million euros for humanitarian aid, which is used in particular to finance international organizations and NGOs present in the field. Already, 800 tons of humanitarian and medical goods have been sent to Ukraine and to the countries of the region", Macron said. 

  • May 05, 2022 10:19 PM IST

    Russian shelling kills 5 civilians in the Luhansk

    Russian shelling killed five civilians in the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, governor Serhiy Gaidai said.

  • May 05, 2022 09:51 PM IST

    Sell seized Russian assets to rebuil Ukraine: EU chief

    The European Union should confiscate and sell Russian assets it has seized and use the proceeds to rebuild Ukraine, EU chief Charles Michel says, echoing an idea already floated in the United States.

    The EU said early last month it had frozen 30 billion euros ($32 billion) in assets linked to blacklisted Russian and Belarusian individuals.

  • May 05, 2022 08:38 PM IST

    UK PM dials  Zelenkyy, discuss armd forces requirements

    In call with Ukraine's Zelenskyy, UK PM Boris Johnson discussed the Ukrainian armed forces reuirements, including the provision of longer-ranage weaponary to prevent the bombardment of civillians, his office states in a release. 

  • May 05, 2022 06:23 PM IST

    Azovstal steel plant are functioning: Russia

    The Kremlin claims that humanitarian corridors to get civilians out of Mariupol's Azovstal steel plant are functioning, after the Russian army announced a three-day ceasefire at the site.

    "The corridors are functioning today," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov tells reporters, adding that the steelworks remain besieged by Russian forces.

    Ukraine's army says Russia is "trying to destroy" its remaining soldiers holed up in the steel plant, with Kyiv's last defenders in the destroyed city saying Moscow forces have broken into the giant factory.

  • May 05, 2022 05:23 PM IST

    Belarus Prez Lukashenko says doing ‘everything’ to stop Ukraine war

    Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, in an exclusive interview to The Associated Press (AP), on Thursday said he was doing “everything” to put an end to the war in Ukraine that has been going on for more than two months now. He further said that he did not think Russia's “military operation” in its former Soviet neighbour would “drag on this way”. Read More

  • May 05, 2022 04:33 PM IST

    Ukraine President announces global fundraising platform to help Ukraine win war

  • May 05, 2022 04:16 PM IST

    ‘To launch counter-offensive before mid-June': Ukrainian presidential adviser

    Ukrainian presidential adviser says he does not expect Ukraine to launch a counter-offensive before mid-June when it hopes to have more arms from west.

  • May 05, 2022 03:22 PM IST

    Kremlin says intelligence provided to Ukraine won't hinder Russia

    The Kremlin said on Thursday it was well aware that the United States, Britain and other NATO countries were constantly feeding intelligence to the Ukrainian military and that this would not stop Russia from achieving its objectives.

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was reacting to a New York Times report that the United States had provided intelligence that helped Ukrainian forces kill Russian generals.

  • May 05, 2022 01:27 PM IST

    Russia killed over 600 Ukrainian fighters in artillery strikes

    Russia said on Thursday that its artillery struck multiple Ukrainian positions and strongholds overnight, killing 600 fighters.

  • May 05, 2022 12:53 PM IST

    At least 25 civilians wounded in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine

    At least 25 civilians were wounded as Russian forces shelled the town of Kramatorsk in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, the region's governor Pavlo Kyrylenko said.

  • May 05, 2022 11:22 AM IST

    Russian airstrikes target Donetsk Oblast’s Kramatorsk

    Kramatorsk Mayor Oleksandr Honcharenko reported that Russian airstrikes hit residential areas in the city overnight on May 5, damaging at least three high-rises, a school and a kindergarten, reported Ukrainian media. 

  • May 05, 2022 10:24 AM IST

    Ukraine's military killed 12 Russian generals: The Kyiv Independent

    Ukraine’s military has reportedly killed 12 Russian generals thus far, although U.S. officials declined to confirm the numbers, reported Ukrainian media.

  • May 05, 2022 09:12 AM IST

    Over 300 civilians evacuated from Mariupol, other areas

    More than 300 civilians were evacuated from Mariupol and other areas in southern Ukraine as part of a joint U.N.-Red Cross operation, the United Nations said.

  • May 05, 2022 08:14 AM IST

    Canadian embassy to return to Ukraine

    Canada’s ambassador to Ukraine will relocate from Poland to Ukraine, reports Ukrainian media.

  • May 05, 2022 06:57 AM IST

    Prolonged ceasefire needed to ensure evacuation: Zelensky

    Civilians including women and children are still trapped inside Ukraine's besieged city of Mariupol and a prolonged ceasefire is needed to ensure their evacuation as Russia presses its assault, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Thursday.

  • May 05, 2022 05:57 AM IST

    Russian troops bogged down, says Pentagon

    Russian forces have been slowed by supply line and morale problems in the southern and eastern parts of Ukraine, the Pentagon’s chief spokesman said, reported Bloomberg.

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Fresh transport strikes hit UK, mainland Europe

  • Tens of thousands of rail workers in the UK staged the latest day-long walkout over pay and job security, hampering weekend plans for those already hit by similar strikes on Tuesday and Thursday.
Demonstrators hold a banner reading put down the weapons raise up the salaries, during a transportation strike called by the COBAS union, in downtown Rome.(AP)
Demonstrators hold a banner reading put down the weapons raise up the salaries, during a transportation strike called by the COBAS union, in downtown Rome.(AP)
Published on Jun 26, 2022 04:51 AM IST
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WHO says monkeypox not currently a global health emergency

  • WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus convened a committee of experts on Thursday to advise him whether to sound the UN health agency's strongest alarm over the outbreak.
More than 3,200 confirmed cases and one death have now been reported to the WHO from more than 50 countries this year.(REUTERS)
More than 3,200 confirmed cases and one death have now been reported to the WHO from more than 50 countries this year.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 26, 2022 04:39 AM IST
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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.
A smoke rises over remains of a building destroyed by a military strike, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Lysychansk, Luhansk region.(REUTERS)
A smoke rises over remains of a building destroyed by a military strike, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Lysychansk, Luhansk region.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 26, 2022 05:00 AM IST
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UK's Johnson urges G7 not to 'give up' on Ukraine

  • "Ukraine can win and it will win. But they need our backing to do so. Now is not the time to give up on Ukraine," Johnson said in a statement on the eve of a Group of Seven wealthy nations summit in the Bavarian Alps.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.(REUTERS)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.(REUTERS)
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.
People react at the scene of a shooting in central Oslo, Norway.(AP)
People react at the scene of a shooting in central Oslo, Norway.(AP)
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.
Protesters gather outside of the Jackson Federal Building in Seattle to support abortion rights.(AP)
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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.
A Ukrainian tank is in position during heavy fighting on the front line in Severodonetsk, the Luhansk region, Ukraine.(AP)
A Ukrainian tank is in position during heavy fighting on the front line in Severodonetsk, the Luhansk region, Ukraine.(AP)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 11:30 PM IST
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Joe Biden criticises top court for making ‘terrible decisions’

  • “Jill and I know how painful and devastating the decision is for so many Americans,” he said with First Lady Jill Biden at his side.
People in the US gather to protest the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade. (AFP)
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Published on Jun 25, 2022 11:22 PM IST
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Ukraine's Severodonetsk 'fully occupied' by Russian army: Mayor

  • "The city has been fully occupied by the Russians," mayor Oleksandr Striuk said.
A Ukrainian tank is in position during heavy fighting on the front line in Severodonetsk, the Luhansk region, Ukraine. (File photo)(AP)
A Ukrainian tank is in position during heavy fighting on the front line in Severodonetsk, the Luhansk region, Ukraine. (File photo)(AP)
Updated on Jun 25, 2022 09:29 PM IST
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'Massive' missile attack from Belarus, Russia ally not involved in war: Ukraine

Twenty rockets targeted the village of Desna in the northern Chernigiv region, Ukraine's northern military command said in a statement, adding that infrastructure was hit, but no casualties had yet been reported.
 A rescuer stands amid rubbles following the destruction of a heating system plant after a Russian missile attack in Kostyantynivka, in Donetsk region.(AFP)
 A rescuer stands amid rubbles following the destruction of a heating system plant after a Russian missile attack in Kostyantynivka, in Donetsk region.(AFP)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 07:11 PM IST
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Biden signs first significant US gun control law in decades

  • "While this bill doesn't do everything I want, it does include actions I've long called for that are going to save lives," he said at the White House before leaving for major diplomatic summits in Europe.
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People march across the Brooklyn Bridge to protest against gun violence. (File image)(AFP)
Updated on Jun 25, 2022 06:48 PM IST
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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.
European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell Fontelles(AFP)
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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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A Chinese PLA J-16 fighter jet flies in an undisclosed location. (AP/FILE)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 06:17 PM IST
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2 Indo-Canadians get key portfolios in new Cabinet of Ontario province

Prabhmeet Sarkaria gets an expanded mandate for emergency management and procurement while Parm Gill will be the Minister of Red Tape Reduction
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