Ukraine war LIVE: Austrian chancellor to meet Russia's Putin on April 11
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.
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 11, 2022 12:40 AM IST
10 civilians killed, many wounded due to strikes in eastern Ukraine: Governor
At least 10 civilians killed, 11 wounded in strikes in eastern Ukraine, says governor, as quoted by AFP.
Apr 10, 2022 10:54 PM IST
US calls Russia's appointment of new military commander ‘continuation of what we’ve seen'
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Sunday said that Russia's appointment of a new military commander to lead the war in Ukraine "shows that there's going to be a continuation of what we've already seen on the ground in Ukraine," according to a media report.
Apr 10, 2022 10:22 PM IST
Austrian Chancellor to visit Russia on Monday
Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer will travel to Russia to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, an Austrian government spokesperson said.
Apr 10, 2022 09:55 PM IST
Russia raises reverse fund to ensure stability amid sanctions
The Russian government said Sunday that it has raised its reserve fund by 273.4 billion rubles (3.4 billion US dollars) to ensure economic stability in the face of external sanctions.
Apr 10, 2022 09:10 PM IST
US says, ‘will supply Ukraine with the weapons it needs against Russia’
The United States is committed to providing Ukraine with “the weapons it needs” to defend itself against Russia, U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Sunday as Ukraine seeks more military aid from the West.
Apr 10, 2022 08:22 PM IST
2,200 men detained while trying to leave the country, claims Ukraine
Ukraine's border guard agency said that about 2,200 Ukrainian men of fighting age have been detained so far while trying to leave the country in violation of martial law, as reported by news agency AP.
Apr 10, 2022 07:49 PM IST
EU to discuss 6th round of sanctions on Russia
EU foreign ministers are set to discuss a sixth round of sanctions on Moscow for its war on Ukraine on Monday, reported AFP.
Apr 10, 2022 07:23 PM IST
Russia appointed new Ukraine war commander: US official
Russia has appointed a new Ukraine war commander, says US official.
Apr 10, 2022 07:02 PM IST
Dnpiro airport destroyed by Russian shelling, claims Kyiv
The airport in the central Ukrainian city of Dnipro on Sunday was completely destroyed in latest Russian shelling on the 46th day of war, a local official told news agency AFP.
Apr 10, 2022 06:24 PM IST
Russia-Ukraine carry out prisoner exchange amid war
Amid the on-going war, Russian human rights commissioner Tatiana Moskalkova confirmed on Sunday that Russia and Ukraine had carried out a prisoner exchange on Saturday.
Apr 10, 2022 05:41 PM IST
EU military committee holds meeting to discuss next phase of the war
The EU’s military committee held a meeting on Sunday to discuss the next phase of the war in Ukraine, with Russia expected to push for control of eastern areas, reported Bloomberg.
Apr 10, 2022 05:08 PM IST
Sixth package for European union sanctions developed, reports Reuters
Ukrainian president Zelenskyy's office said in a statement the president had held a conference call with Ukrainian officials during which Kyiv's proposals for a sixth package of European Union sanctions had been developed, reported Reuters.
Apr 10, 2022 04:20 PM IST
Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a call with German chancellor
Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a call with German chancellor Olaf Scholz on the possibility of additional sanctions on Russia.
Apr 10, 2022 03:54 PM IST
2 killed, several injured in Russian shelling in Derhachy, Kharkiv
Two people were killed and several injured after Russian forces shelled the Ukrainian town of Derhachy in the Kharkiv region, Reuters reported.
Apr 10, 2022 03:13 PM IST
Russian air force hit 86 Ukrainian military facilities: Russian defence ministry spokesperson
Russian combat air force has destroyed 86 Ukrainian military facilities since the evening of April 9, Russian defense ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Sunday.
Apr 10, 2022 02:31 PM IST
Boris Johnson and Volodymyr Zelenskyy walk through the streets of Kyiv
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy walk through the streets of Kyiv in Ukraine.
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.
Apr 10, 2022 12:43 PM IST
Russian forces destroy Ukrainian military convoy: Report
Russian attack helicopters have destroyed a convoy of Ukraine's armoured vehicles and anti-aircraft warfare, the news agency Interfax reported on Sunday, citing Russia's defence ministry.
"Attack helicopters KA-52 ... destroyed weapons and military equipment of the armed forces of Ukraine," the agency cited the ministry as saying in a statement.
Apr 10, 2022 12:01 PM IST
‘Appeared to have committed war crimes…,’ says EU Chief
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Russian forces appeared to have committed war crimes by targeting civilians in Ukraine, but she said lawyers must investigate the alleged incidents.
Apr 10, 2022 11:00 AM IST
Zelenskyy seeks peace despite atrocities: ‘No one wants to negotiate with…’
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Saturday that he is committed to pressing for peace despite Russian attacks on civilians that have stunned the world, and he renewed his plea for countries to send more weapons ahead of an expected surge in fighting in the country's east.
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
NATO plans permanent military presence at border, says Stoltenberg: Report
NATO is working on plans for a permanent military presence on its border in an effort to battle future Russian aggression, The Telegraph reported, citing NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.
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.