Highlights: Over 100 civilians leave bombed-out Mariupol steel plant in Ukraine, while several remain

Updated on May 02, 2022 11:07 PM IST

Russia-Ukraine War Highlights: The fighting between the Russian and Ukrainian forces has entered the 68th day. Around 100 civilians have been evacuated from a besieged steel plant in Mariupol.

Ukrainian servicemen repair a tank at a position, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine.
Ukrainian servicemen repair a tank at a position, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine.(REUTERS)

Russia-Ukraine War Highlights: In the early hours of the fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces, two explosions place in the early hours on in Belgorod, the southern Russian region bordering Ukraine, the region's governor Vyacheslav Gladkov wrote in a social media post. This comes at a time when around 100 civilians were evacuated from a steel plant in Mariupol. Western powers have rushed to send military aid to Ukraine and imposed heavy sanctions on Russia. "Do not be bullied by bullies," US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told reporters at a news conference in Rzeszow in southern Poland on Sunday after returning from Ukraine. Pelosi met Zelensky on Saturday, becoming the most senior US figure to visit since the war began. She promised to enact the $33-billion (31-billion-euro) arms and support package announced by US President Joe Biden last week.

 

 

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  • May 02, 2022 07:28 AM IST

    Russian blockade prevented export of 4.5 million tons of Ukrainian wheat: UN

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  • May 02, 2022 07:16 AM IST

    EU energy ministers hold crisis talks after Russian gas cuts

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