Ukraine War Highlights: 'Putin could make the choice to end it,' US President Joe Biden tweets

Updated on May 01, 2022 09:41 PM IST

Russia-Ukraine War Highlights: With the war going on for the 67th consecutive day, Zelensky urged Russian soldiers not to fight in Ukraine. 

A Ukrainian service member inspects a destroyed Russian Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC), amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in the Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine.
A Ukrainian service member inspects a destroyed Russian Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC), amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in the Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine.(Reuters)

Russia-Ukraine War Highlights: The fighting between Russian and Ukraine forces continues for the 67th consecutive day. After having failed to capture Kyiv, Russian forces have now focussed on wresting eastern and southern regions of the war-hit country. A Russian rocket attack destroyed an airport runway in Ukraine's third largest city Odesa, the Ukrainian army said. Odesa’s regional governor said that the rocket was fired from Russian-occupied Crimea, adding there were no reports of injuries. Ukraine’s national grid operator said it has has restored “reliable” power supply in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, around the site of the 1986 nuclear reactor disaster.

 

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  • May 01, 2022 09:41 PM IST

    100 civilians leave Mariupol plant as evacuation begins: Zelensky

    The evacuation of the besieged Azovstal steel plant in the port city of Mariupol has started, with an initial group of 100 civilians en route to Ukrainian-held territory, President Volodymyr Zelensky said Sunday.

    "Evacuation of civilians from Azovstal began. The 1st group of about 100 people is already heading to the controlled area. Tomorrow we'll meet them in Zaporizhzhia," he tweeted, referring to a city 220 kilometres (130 miles) to the northwest.

  • May 01, 2022 08:24 PM IST

    'Putin could make the choice to end it,' Joe Biden tweets

    US President Joe Biden on Sunday tweeted from his personal Twitter handle that Russian President Vladimir Putin could make the choice to end the war just as he chose to launch this brutal invasion. "Russia is the aggressor, and the world must and will hold Russia accountable," Biden tweeted. Also read

  • May 01, 2022 07:05 PM IST

    Operation underway to evacuate people from steel plant in Ukrainian city of Mariupol: UN

    The United Nations has confirmed that an operation to evacuate people from a steel plant in the bombed-out Ukrainian city of Mariupol is underway.

    UN humanitarian spokesman Saviano Abreu told The Associated Press on Sunday that the effort to bring people out of sprawling Azovstal steel plant was being done in collaboration with the International Committee for the Red Cross and in coordination with Ukrainian and Russian officials.

  • May 01, 2022 05:19 PM IST

    EU leans towards Russian oil ban by year-end, diplomats say

    The European Union is leaning towards a ban on imports of Russian oil by the end of the year, two EU diplomats said, after talks between the European Commission and EU member states this weekend.

  • May 01, 2022 04:49 PM IST

    More civilians evacuated from around Azovstal plant: Reuters

    A group of around 40 civilians arrived on Sunday at a temporary accommodation centre after leaving the area around the Azovstal steel plant in Ukraine's Mariupol, a Reuters photographer said.

  • May 01, 2022 03:36 PM IST

    Russia strikes US weapons at airfield near Ukraine's Odesa, destroys runway: Report

    Russia on Sunday said it had struck at weapons supplied to Ukraine by the United States and European countries and destroyed a runway at a military airfield near the Ukrainian city of Odesa, news agency Reuters reported.

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  • May 01, 2022 01:49 PM IST

    Scholz defends Germany's caution on sending heavy arms to Ukraine

    Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Sunday rejected criticism that Germany was not showing leadership in western efforts to supply Ukraine with heavy weapons to repel Russia's invasion, saying that he'd rather be cautious than make hasty decisions, Reuters reported.

  • May 01, 2022 12:57 PM IST

    Nancy Pelosi meets Zelensky on unannounced visit to Kyiv

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday met with US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi in Kyiv as Russia’s aggression against its neighbour entered its 67th day. Read more

  • May 01, 2022 12:05 PM IST

    Putin’s War Brings Risks to Moldova and its Pro-Moscow Enclave

    Tensions are rising in the pro-Russian separatist territory of Transnistria in Moldova, with ominous comments from Moscow raising fears that the conflict in Ukraine may extend to its neighbor. Just back from the enclave, a senior security monitor says neither side wants to get involved in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war, Bloomberg reported.

  • May 01, 2022 10:42 AM IST

    Some Ukrainians evacuated from ruins of Mariupol steel plant: Report

    Some women and children were evacuated from a steel plant that is the last defensive stronghold in the bombed-out ruins of the port city of Mariupol, a Ukrainian official and Russian state news organizations said, but hundreds are believed to remain trapped with little food, water or medicine, AP reported.

  • May 01, 2022 10:15 AM IST

    Ukraine asks Russia to be security guarantor: Report

    Ukraine's foreign minister has asked China to provide security guarantees for Kyiv, in a lengthy interview containing some of the most direct criticisms of Moscow recently published by Beijing's state media, AFP reported./

  • May 01, 2022 10:00 AM IST

    Russia says Ukraine shelled its own civilians in Kherson

    Ukraine's shelling killed and injured its own civilians in the southern region of Kherson, Russia said on Sunday, after pounding southern and eastern areas with missile strikes, while some civilians got away from a steel plant in besieged Mariupol.

  • May 01, 2022 09:41 AM IST

    Russia lost 1,000 tanks, over 200 planes, says Zelensky: Report

    Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky says Russia has lost over 1,000 tanks, almost 200 planes, and 2,500 infantry fighting vehicles, The Kyiv Independent reported.

  • May 01, 2022 08:51 AM IST

    Finland getting ready to cut off Russian gas supplies in May

    Finland is preparing to cut off natural gas supplies from Russia in May, the Helsingin Sanomat newspaper reports. Russian energy giant Gazprom has asked the Finnish state-owned energy company Gasum to give a response before May 20 regarding Russia's request to receive payments for gas in rubles.

  • May 01, 2022 08:16 AM IST

    Russian missiles target southern and eastern Ukraine, claim Ukrainian officials

    Russia pounded southern and eastern Ukraine with missile strikes on Saturday, Ukrainian officials said, while some women and children evacuated a steel plant in the besieged city of Mariupol where they had holed up for more than a week, Reuters reported. Moscow has turned its focus to Ukraine's south and east after failing to capture the capital Kyiv in a nine-week assault that has flattened cities, killed thousands of civilians and forced more than 5 million to flee abroad.

  • May 01, 2022 07:39 AM IST

    Angelina Jolie makes surprise Ukraine visit, meets children

    Hollywood actor and UN humanitarian Angelina Jolie made a surprise visit to the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on Saturday, the Lviv regional governor said on Telegram. Full report

  • May 01, 2022 07:24 AM IST

    Blinken, Ukrainian foreign minister discuss return of US diplomats, aid package

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Saturday discussed the return of American diplomats to Ukraine as well as an aid of USD 33 billion to the war-torn country with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba, ANI reported. "Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba to follow up on their April 24 meeting in Kyiv," US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said in a state department readout.

  • May 01, 2022 07:18 AM IST

    Russia using troll factory to spread disinformation: UK

    The British Foreign Office said on Sunday Russia is using a troll factory to spread disinformation about the war in Ukraine on social media and target politicians across a number of countries including Britain and South Africa, Reuters reported. It said the research exposed how the Kremlin's disinformation campaign was designed to manipulate international public opinion of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, boost support for it and recruit new sympathisers.

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Pakistan mosque blast toll mounts to 59; Hospital appeals for blood donations

Updated on Jan 30, 2023 10:40 PM IST

Pakistan mosque blast: The Peshawar Police have said a number of police personnel are still stuck under the debris and rescue operations are underway to pull them out of the rubble.

Pakistan prime minister Shehbaz Sharif enquires about the condition of a victim of Peshawar blast at the Lady Reading Hospital.(Twitter/External Publicity Wing, Pakistan)
Pakistan prime minister Shehbaz Sharif enquires about the condition of a victim of Peshawar blast at the Lady Reading Hospital.(Twitter/External Publicity Wing, Pakistan)

‘Information war…’: Russian foreign minister slams BBC documentary on PM Modi

Published on Jan 30, 2023 08:37 PM IST

UK's Indian-origin prime minister Rishi Sunak had defended PM Modi in the British Parliament, saying he does not agree with the ‘characterisation’ of his Indian counterpart.

Indian diaspora protests outside BBC headquarter in London against its documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI)
Indian diaspora protests outside BBC headquarter in London against its documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI)

‘I am shattered...’: Malala Yusufzai on Pakistan mosque attack

Published on Jan 30, 2023 08:24 PM IST

At least 47 people have lost their lives and over 100 injured after a blast rocked a mosque inside Pakistan's Peshawar Police headquarters in Peshawar, situated close to tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.

Security officials and rescue workers gather at the site of suicide bombing inside a mosque, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, Jan. 30, 2023. A suicide bomber struck Monday inside a mosque in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing multiple people and wounding scores of worshippers, officials said. AP/PTI(AP01_30_2023_000339B)(AP)
Security officials and rescue workers gather at the site of suicide bombing inside a mosque, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, Jan. 30, 2023. A suicide bomber struck Monday inside a mosque in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing multiple people and wounding scores of worshippers, officials said. AP/PTI(AP01_30_2023_000339B)(AP)

Pak PM Sharif's diktat to his party workers after blast rocks Peshawar, says…

Published on Jan 30, 2023 07:38 PM IST

At least 46 people have lost their lives and nearly 150 injured after a blast rocked a mosque inside Pakistan's Peshawar Police headquarters in Peshawar, situated close to tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.

Security officials and rescue workers search bodies at the site of suicide bombing in Peshawar.(AP)
Security officials and rescue workers search bodies at the site of suicide bombing in Peshawar.(AP)

Pak's Sharif govt takes hard steps to secure $6.5 billion stalled IMF funds

Published on Jan 30, 2023 07:10 PM IST

Pakistan is spiralling deeper into crisis amid a shortage of dollars and accelerating inflation, increasing the urgency for Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to secure funds from the IMF.

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.(AFP)
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.(AFP)
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US' Blinken urges Israelis, Palestinians not to 'inflame tensions'

Published on Jan 30, 2023 06:59 PM IST

It's the responsibility of everyone to take steps to calm tensions rather than inflame them," the top US diplomat said after landing in Tel Aviv.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivers a statement upon arrival at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, on January 30, 2023. (Photo by RONALDO SCHEMIDT / POOL / AFP)(AFP)
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivers a statement upon arrival at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, on January 30, 2023. (Photo by RONALDO SCHEMIDT / POOL / AFP)(AFP)
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‘We need peace…’: Pak cricketers condemn Peshawar blast

Published on Jan 30, 2023 06:18 PM IST

The death toll in the Peshawar blast has mounted to 46, while nearly 150 are wounded, PTI reported. A majority of the casualties included police personnel as the blast took place at a mosque inside a Pakistani police headquarters.

Security officials and rescue workers search bodies at the site of suicide bombing, in Peshawar. (AP)
Security officials and rescue workers search bodies at the site of suicide bombing, in Peshawar. (AP)

‘More precisely…’: Kremlin fact-checks Boris Johnson's claims on Vladimir Putin

Published on Jan 30, 2023 04:43 PM IST

Boris Johnson On Vladimir Putin: "I know what was discussed during this conversation... There were no missile threats," Dmitry Peskov said.

Boris Johnson On Vladimir Putin: Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seen.(Reuters)
Boris Johnson On Vladimir Putin: Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seen.(Reuters)

Iran summons senior Ukraine diplomat over comments on drone strike

Published on Jan 30, 2023 04:36 PM IST

Russia-Ukraine War: A senior aide to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy linked the incident directly to the war there.

Russia-Ukraine War: An Iranian flag flutters.(Reuters)
Russia-Ukraine War: An Iranian flag flutters.(Reuters)
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Pak blast LIVE: Toll mounts to 59 as cops say more injured stuck under debris

Updated on Jan 30, 2023 10:50 PM IST

Pakistan Mosque Blast Live updates: The attack was the city's worst since March last year, when a suicide bombing at a Shi'ite Muslim mosque during Friday prayers killed at least 58 people and injured nearly 200.

Security officials and rescue workers search bodies at the site of suicide bombing, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, Jan. 30, 2023. A suicide bomber struck Monday inside a mosque in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing multiple people and wounding scores of worshippers, officials said. (AP Photo/Zubair Khan)(AP)
Security officials and rescue workers search bodies at the site of suicide bombing, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, Jan. 30, 2023. A suicide bomber struck Monday inside a mosque in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing multiple people and wounding scores of worshippers, officials said. (AP Photo/Zubair Khan)(AP)

Covid still a global emergency: World health body

Published on Jan 30, 2023 02:55 PM IST

Covid-19: The WHO director-general concurs with the advice regarding the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and determines that the event continues to constitute a public health emergency of international concern.

WHO says Covid still an international emergency.
WHO says Covid still an international emergency.
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Blast at Peshawar mosque kills 47, Pak Taliban claims responsibility

Updated on Jan 30, 2023 08:23 PM IST

Pakistan Peshawar Explosion: "A portion of the building had collapsed and several people are believed to be under it," the police official said.

Pakistan Peshawar Explosion: Security personnel make way for ambulances carrying injured blast victims.(AFP)
Pakistan Peshawar Explosion: Security personnel make way for ambulances carrying injured blast victims.(AFP)

South Korea drops indoor anti-Covid mask mandate though infection fears linger

Published on Jan 30, 2023 02:04 PM IST

Covid In South Korea: South Korean health authorities have warned the easing of mask rules could result in a temporary surge in new cases.

Covid In South Korea: A woman wearing a face mask reads a book at a bookstore in Seoul.(AFP)
Covid In South Korea: A woman wearing a face mask reads a book at a bookstore in Seoul.(AFP)
Reuters |

Mike Pompeo says Xi Jinping 'most unpleasant' leader he met as US Secretary

Published on Jan 30, 2023 01:41 PM IST

Mike Pompeo On Xi Jinping: “I also found Xi a quintessential Communist apparatchik: heavy in the abstract, light on the issues under discussion," Mike Pompeo said.

File photo of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
File photo of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

US issues another warning of possible terrorist attacks in Turkey

Published on Jan 30, 2023 01:35 PM IST

Terrorist Attack Warning In Turkey: In an updated security alert, the U.S. embassy said "possible imminent retaliatory attacks by terrorists" could take place in areas frequented by Westerners.

Terrorist Attack Warning In Turkey: A man waters his vegetables at a food market in Ankara, Turkey.(AP)
Terrorist Attack Warning In Turkey: A man waters his vegetables at a food market in Ankara, Turkey.(AP)
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