Ukraine war LIVE: Austrian chancellor to meet Russia's Putin on April 11

Updated on Apr 11, 2022 12:41 AM IST

Air-raid sirens sounded in cities across eastern Ukraine on Saturday on the 46th day of war. Russia's invasion, which began on February 24, has forced around 4.4 million to leave their homes.

A file photo of a destroyed shoe factory in the aftermath of a missile attack, amid Russia's invasion, in Dnipro
A file photo of a destroyed shoe factory in the aftermath of a missile attack, amid Russia's invasion, in Dnipro(REUTERS)

Russia-Ukraine War updates: Ukraine is ready for a tough battle with Russian forces amassing in the east of the country, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Saturday as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson offered fresh financial and military support during a surprise visit on the 46th day of war.

The UK Prime Minister walked alongside Zelenskyy on the streets of Kyiv during his surprise visit to the war-hit nation. In an over two-minute-long video shared by the Ukrainian government, the two leaders can be seen walking through the largely empty city centre guarded by snipers and other heavy security.

Air-raid sirens sounded in cities across eastern Ukraine on Saturday, which has become the focus of Russian military action after the withdrawal from around Kyiv.

Russia's invasion, which began on February 24, has forced around a quarter of the population of 44 million to leave their homes, turned cities into rubble and killed or injured thousands.

The civilian casualties have triggered a wave of international condemnation, in particular over deaths in the town of Bucha, a town to the northwest of Kyiv that until last week was occupied by Russian forces.

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  • Apr 10, 2022 01:45 PM IST

    Russia confirms prisoner exchange with Ukraine on Saturday

    Russian Human Rights Commissioner Tatiana Moskalkova confirmed on Sunday that Russia and Ukraine carried out a prisoner exchange on Saturday.

    Moskalkova said that among those exchanged to Russia, there were four employees of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom and soldiers.

    "Early this morning they landed on the Russian soil," Moskalkova said in an online post.

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  • Apr 10, 2022 11:00 AM IST

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  • Apr 10, 2022 10:13 AM IST

    Zelenskyy: Russian aggression not limited to Ukraine alone

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said late Saturday that democratic countries are united in working to stop the Russian invasion as civilians continued to flee eastern parts of the country before an expected onslaught and firefighters searched for survivors in a northern town no longer occupied by Russian forces.

    In his daily late-night video address to Ukrainians, Zelenskyy said that “Russian aggression was not intended to be limited to Ukraine alone" and the "entire European project is a target for Russia.”

  • Apr 10, 2022 09:22 AM IST

    War in Ukraine inspires protest in Chile

    Dozens of protesters gathered in front of the Russian embassy in Chile’s capital of Santiago on Saturday to denounce the Russian invasion of Ukraine, news agency AP reported.

    Protesters unfurled a large banner featuring the colors of the Ukrainian flag. The group included Ukrainians living in Chile.

    Some protesters lay down on the ground and clutched stuffed animals to honor child victims of the war. A large banner read, “Stand with Ukraine.”

  • Apr 10, 2022 07:43 AM IST

    Kyiv says 26 Ukrainians are returning home following a prisoner exchange with Russia

    "On the order of President (Volodymyr) Zelensky, the third prisoner exchange took place today. Twelve of our servicemen are returning home, including one female officer," deputy prime minister Iryna Vereshchuk says on Telegram as per AFP.

    Fourteen civilians including nine women were also on their way home, she added.

  • Apr 10, 2022 06:26 AM IST

    Kyiv suburb's residents line up for food

    Civilians remaining in Bucha lined up Saturday for food donated by the local church in the battered Kyiv suburb where Ukrainian forces and journalists reported evidence of war crimes after Russian soldiers withdrew, news agency AP reported.

    With other civilians fleeing in the wake of Russia’s invasion, most of the people remaining in Bucha were elderly, poor or unable to leave loved ones. Russian troops withdrew more than a week ago.

  • Apr 10, 2022 05:29 AM IST

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    NATO was "in the midst of a very fundamental transformation" that will reflect "the long-term consequences" of Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions, Stoltenberg said in an interview with the newspaper.

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