Ukraine war highlights: 10 Russia soldiers being investigated for war crimes in Bucha

Russia-Ukraine war: With the war entering the 64th day, the United Kingdom has called for western allies to send tanks, warplanes and other weapons to Ukraine.
Local boy Faddei stands atop a destroyed Russian armoured military vehicle in the village of Kolychivka, in Chernihiv region.
Local boy Faddei stands atop a destroyed Russian armoured military vehicle in the village of Kolychivka, in Chernihiv region.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 28, 2022 11:43 PM IST
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Russia-Ukraine war: The fighting between the Russian and Ukraine war has entered the 64th days. United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres is in Kyiv after his visit to Moscow where he met the Russian president Vladimir Putin. "I have arrived in Ukraine after visiting Moscow. We will continue our work to expand humanitarian support and secure the evacuation of civilians from conflict zones. The sooner this war ends, the better -- for the sake of Ukraine, Russia, and the world," Guterres wrote on his official Twitter account. Meanwhile, Russia will hold an informal UN Security Council meeting on May 6 to present first-hand information about the situation on the ground in Ukraine, a Russian official told Reuters. 

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  • Apr 28, 2022 10:54 PM IST

    Biden asks Congress for $33 billion to support Ukraine

    US president Joe Biden asked Congress for $33 billion to support Ukraine, including over $20 billion for military assistance, $8.5 billion in direct economic assistance to the government, and $3 billion in humanitarian aid, reports the Kyiv Independent.

  • Apr 28, 2022 10:44 PM IST

    Russia says it destroyed six arms, fuel depots in Ukraine with missiles

    Russia's defence ministry said on Thursday that the military had fired missiles at six arms and fuel depots in Ukraine and destroyed them.

  • Apr 28, 2022 09:51 PM IST

    Ukraine identified over 8,000 cases of suspected war crimes

    Ukrainian investigators have identified more than 8,000 cases of suspected war crimes since Russia's invasion, reported AFP. 

  • Apr 28, 2022 08:52 PM IST

    Russia hands over 33 Ukrainian soldiers to Kyiv

    Russia has handed over 33 Ukrainian soldiers, including 13 officers, in an exchange of prisoners of war with Ukraine, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said on Thursday.

  • Apr 28, 2022 07:31 PM IST

    Joe Biden seeks power to seize Russian wealth

    US president Joe Biden will seek new authority to seize property linked to “Russian kleptocracy” and allow US officials to use the proceeds to aid Ukraine in its war effort. 

  • Apr 28, 2022 06:58 PM IST

    Ten Russian soldiers being investigated for war crimes in Bucha: Ukraine prosecutors

    Ukraine prosecutors claim that 10 Russian soldiers are being investigated for war crimes in Bucha.

  • Apr 28, 2022 06:24 PM IST

    NATO ready to back Kyiv in war against Russia for years

    NATO is ready to maintain its support for Ukraine in the war against Russia for years, including help for Kyiv to shift from Soviet-era weapons to modern Western arms and systems, said Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. 

  • Apr 28, 2022 05:00 PM IST

    PACE calls for creation of international tribunal to investigate Russian war crimes in Ukraine

    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe approved a resolution on April 27 to condemn Russian aggression in Ukraine, calling it “an act of unprecedented gravity", reported Ukrainian media.

  • Apr 28, 2022 04:10 PM IST

    Kyiv has 'right' to strike Russian military targets, says Ukraine presidential aide

    Kyiv has 'right' to strike Russian military targets: Ukraine presidential aide

  • Apr 28, 2022 03:30 PM IST

    Germany to provide heavy weapons to Ukraine

    The German parliament on Thursday voted in favour of providing Ukraine with heavy weapons.

  • Apr 28, 2022 02:35 PM IST

    Putin threatens "lightning-fast" retaliation against any Western countries that intervene on Ukraine's behalf

    Russian president Vladimir Putin threatened "lightning-fast" retaliation against any Western countries that intervene on Ukraine's behalf.

  • Apr 28, 2022 01:27 PM IST

    Russian-controlled region of Ukraine will start using rouble, official says -RIA

    Ukraine's southern Kherson region will start using the Russian rouble from May 1, an official from a pro-Russian committee which styles itself as the region's "military-civil administration" told Russian news agency RIA.

  • Apr 28, 2022 12:28 PM IST

    Ukraine can attack Russian logistics under international law-UK's Wallace

    British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said it would be legitimate for Ukrainian forces to target Russian logistics, but if they did so they would be unlikely to be using British weapons.

  • Apr 28, 2022 11:10 AM IST

    Britain says Russia's Black Sea fleet retains ability to strike Ukraine

    Russia's Black Sea fleet retains the ability to strike Ukrainian and coastal targets, despite its losses of the landing ship Saratov and the cruiser Moskva, Britain's defence ministry said on Thursday, Reuters reported.

  • Apr 28, 2022 10:48 AM IST

    Russia activates air defence systems in Belgorod: Report

    Air defence systems were active in the Russian city of Belgorod in the early hours of Thursday, Reuters quoted the TASS news agency. The Belgorod province borders Ukraine's Luhansk, Sumy and Kharkiv regions, all of which have seen heavy fighting since Russia invaded Ukraine two months ago. Russia has accused Ukraine of carrying out strikes on targets in the region.

  • Apr 28, 2022 10:23 AM IST

    EU panel proposes suspending import duties on all Ukrainian goods for a year

    The European Commission proposed suspending import duties for a year on all Ukrainian goods and to exempt its steel exports from anti-dumping and safeguard measures, Reuters reported.

  • Apr 28, 2022 09:56 AM IST

    Middle Eastern countries helping Europe to compensate diesel supplies drop from Russia

    Middle Eastern petrostates are helping Europe make up for a drop in diesel supplies from Russia, Bloomberg reported. Flows of the transport fuel from the Persian Gulf to Europe are set to rise almost 130% this month to 379,000 barrels a day, according to fixture reports and tanker tracking data compiled by Bloomberg. 

  • Apr 28, 2022 09:30 AM IST

    Stop sending arms to Ukraine, Putin warns West again

    Russian President Vladimir Putin warned of lightning-fast retaliation if countries interfere in Ukraine as European leaders accused Russia of "blackmail" over its cuts to gas supplies, Reuters reported. Russia has told the United States to stop sending arms to Ukraine, saying large Western deliveries of weapons were inflaming the conflict.

  • Apr 28, 2022 09:18 AM IST

    Russian hackers carried out 37 cyber attacks against Ukraine between February 23 and April 8: Microsoft

    Tech giant Microsoft in its latest report claimed that Russian hackers carried out at least 37 cyber-attacks against Ukraine between Feb. 23 and April 8, The Kyiv Independent reported

  • Apr 28, 2022 08:53 AM IST

    Global organisations pledge ‘justice to Ukraine’

    Several countries and organizations, including the UN, pledged on Wednesday to bring to justice any perpetrators of war crimes committed during Russia's invasion of Ukraine, AFP reported. They were urged on by the Lebanese-British barrister Amal Clooney, who said she feared "politicians calling for justice but not delivering it." "My fear is that you will get busy and distracted and that each day there'll be a little bit less coverage of the war and people will become a little bit more numb to it," Clooney told an informal meeting of the Security Council.

  • Apr 28, 2022 08:24 AM IST

    Russian forces attack steel plant in Mariupol, claims city mayor aide

    Russian forces attacked a huge steel plant where fighters and some civilians are holed up in the southern city of Mariupol, Reuters quoted an aide to the city's mayor.

  • Apr 28, 2022 07:56 AM IST

    Russia began preparing for cyberattacks on Ukraine in early 2021: Report

    Russian-affiliated hackers were positioning themselves for cyberattacks against Ukraine as early as March 2021, according to researchers at Microsoft Corp. A handful of hacking groups secured access to Ukrainian organizations –- including defense, IT and energy networks -- for strategic and battlefield intelligence collection, the technology giant revealed in a report published on Wednesday. Full report

  • Apr 28, 2022 07:23 AM IST

    1 Russian aircraft, missile destroyed, claims Ukrainian Air Force

    The Ukrainian Air Force has claimed that it destroyed eight Russian aerial targets including an airplane, a missile and six unmanned aerial vehicles in the past 24 hours, The Kyiv Independent reported.

  • Apr 28, 2022 07:06 AM IST

    Russia cuts off natural gas to 2 NATO nations; EU calls move 'blackmail'

    Russia’s state energy giant Gazprom has cut off natural gas to two North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries- Poland and Bulgaria, as the war in Ukraine entered the third month. Gazprom said on Wednesday that the decision was taken because both countries, which are part of the European Union (EU), refused to pay in Rubles (Russian currency). Full report

  • Apr 28, 2022 06:43 AM IST

    India, Russia became partners of choice out of necessity as… : United States

    US secretary of state Antony Blinken said India and Russia became partners of choice out of necessity when the United States was not in a position to be New Delhi's partner. But now that the US is working towards strengthening ties with India, there is a growing strategic convergence between the United States and India, Blinken said at a Congressional hearing by the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations. Full report

  • Apr 28, 2022 06:27 AM IST

    Ukraine war triggers 34% global gold demand surge

    Global demand for gold surged 34% year-on-year in the first quarter to the highest in over three years, driven by investors worried about Russia's invasion of Ukraine and rising inflation, Reuters quoted the World Gold Council (WGC) report.

  • Apr 28, 2022 06:17 AM IST

    US, Russia swap prisoners amid tensions over Ukraine war

    The United States and Russia swapped prisoners on Wednesday amid their most tense relations in decades over the war in Ukraine, with former U.S. Marine Trevor Reed released in exchange for Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko.

  • Apr 28, 2022 06:07 AM IST

    Biden to make fresh statement in support of Ukraine

    US President Joe Biden will deliver remarks in support of Ukraine, Reuters quoted the White House. "The President will deliver remarks on support for Ukrainians defending their country and their freedom against Russia's brutal war," the White House said.

  • Apr 28, 2022 06:02 AM IST

    How crucial is imported Russian gas for EU nations

    An info graphic by news agency AFP lists the shares of total imports of Russian gas by European Union countries. Latvia, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia are shown to depend heavily on Russian gas imports

  • Apr 28, 2022 05:47 AM IST

    Canadian lawmakers vote unanimously to declare Russia's Ukraine invasion a ‘genocide’

    Canadian lawmakers voted unanimously on Wednesday to call Russia's attacks in Ukraine a "genocide", with members of parliament saying there was "ample evidence of systemic and massive war crimes against humanity" being committed by Moscow, Reuters reported. 

  • Apr 28, 2022 05:36 AM IST

    Russia to hold informal UNSC meet on May 6 over Ukraine war

    Russia will hold an informal UN Security Council meeting on May 6 on the current ground situation in Ukraine, ANI quoted Russian news agency Sputnik. "If you want to learn the truth about real situation with the ground, come to our aria-formula meeting on May 6, we plan to give the floor to some independent voices working on the front line to demonstrate you facts, not fakes," a Russian official said.

  • Apr 28, 2022 05:22 AM IST

    Russian forces claim control over Kherson: Report

    Russian forces used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse a pro-Ukraine rally in the occupied city of Kherson on Wednesday, Ukraine's Prosecutor General said, as Moscow tightened its grip over the southern region, Reuters reported.

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US abortion ruling sparks global debate, polarises activists

The US Supreme Court’s overturning of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision "shows that these types of rights are always at risk of being steamrolled,” said Ruth Zurbriggen, an Argentinian activist and member of the Companion Network of Latin America and the Caribbean, a group favoring abortion rights.
An abortion-rights protester looks on during rally, on June 24, 2022, in Des Moines, Iowa.(AP)
An abortion-rights protester looks on during rally, on June 24, 2022, in Des Moines, Iowa.(AP)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 06:58 AM IST
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Democrats vow to help women who must travel for abortions

On the West Coast, the Democratic governors of California, Washington and Oregon issued a joint “multi-state commitment,” saying they will work together to defend patients and care providers.
Abortion rights demonstrators protest outside the US Supreme Court as the court rules in the Dobbs v Women's Health Organization abortion case, overturning the landmark Roe v Wade abortion decision in Washington, on June 24, 2022. (REUTERS)
Abortion rights demonstrators protest outside the US Supreme Court as the court rules in the Dobbs v Women's Health Organization abortion case, overturning the landmark Roe v Wade abortion decision in Washington, on June 24, 2022. (REUTERS)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 06:49 AM IST
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US: Abortion groups turn to state legal fights after Roe ruling

The US Supreme Court decision to end the constitutional right to abortion is setting up a legal fight in some key states where lawmakers plan to enact bans before gubernatorial and congressional elections later this year.
An abortion rights protester holds a sign to keep abortion safe in Ohio at a rally in Columbus, on June 24, 2022. (REUTERS)
An abortion rights protester holds a sign to keep abortion safe in Ohio at a rally in Columbus, on June 24, 2022. (REUTERS)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 06:34 AM IST
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Senators seek update on US security review of TikTok

Last week, TikTok said it has completed migrating information on its US users to servers at Oracle Corp, as it seeks to address U.S. concerns over data integrity.
TikTok did not immediately respond to a request for comment.(Reuters)
TikTok did not immediately respond to a request for comment.(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 25, 2022 05:38 AM IST
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Norway: Two dead, several wounded in shooting at nightclub in Oslo

The Oslo police said the suspect was apprehended after he killed two and injured several people at a nightclub in the Norwegian capital.
Two people have been shot dead in a shooting at a nightclub in Oslo.(Representative image)
Two people have been shot dead in a shooting at a nightclub in Oslo.(Representative image)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 05:37 AM IST
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Boris Johnson in crisis after Tories lose in UK polls

  • “I hope that in London – I know that in London – ministers ... are getting on with the job of sorting out the cost of living pressures that people face, are delivering on our agenda for change and reform and improvement,” Johnson told a news conference.
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File photo of UK PM Boris Johnson.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 05:29 AM IST
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Ukrainian forces to retreat from key battleground city

Russian troops also occupied a town about 10 km (6 miles) further south, both sides said on Friday, as Moscow closed in on the last slivers of Ukrainian-held territory in the industrial region of Luhansk.
Ukrainian service members patrol an area in the city of Sievierodonetsk.(REUTERS)
Ukrainian service members patrol an area in the city of Sievierodonetsk.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 04:30 AM IST
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Abortion clinics brace for tough days ahead

Yet meeting the expected surge in demand from across blue-state borders will be tough — even after anticipating for months that the high court would reverse Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that made abortion legal nationwide.
Abortion-rights protesters attend a rally following the United States Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, federally protected right to abortion, outside the state capitol.(AP)
Abortion-rights protesters attend a rally following the United States Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, federally protected right to abortion, outside the state capitol.(AP)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 04:25 AM IST
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‘God made abortion decision': Donald Trump on top court ruling

  • "This is following the Constitution, and giving rights back when they should have been given long ago," Trump told Fox News after a 6-3 majority said individual states should be allowed to make their own rules on abortion.
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File photo of US President Donald Trump.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 04:13 AM IST
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China criticises blocs, invites 13 countries to Brics-related event

Besides the leaders of the Brics countries, China had invited leaders of 13 countries for the event, seen to be Beijing’s push to expand the five-member bloc. These include Algeria, Argentina, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Senegal, Uzbekistan, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Malaysia and Thailand
Chinese President Xi Jinping hosts the 14th Brics Summit via video link in Beijing, on Thursday. (AP)
Chinese President Xi Jinping hosts the 14th Brics Summit via video link in Beijing, on Thursday. (AP)
Updated on Jun 25, 2022 01:34 AM IST
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US Congress passes rare bipartisan gun legislation

The Congressional push comes even as US Supreme Court limited the right of states to restrict people from carrying guns in public without special permit, striking down a New York law.
A girl lays flowers at a makeshift memorial at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. (AFP)
A girl lays flowers at a makeshift memorial at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. (AFP)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 12:37 AM IST
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Roe v Wade: US top court ends 50 yrs of federal abortion rights

In a judgment that will transform America’s political, legal and social landscape, the United States’ (US) Supreme Court, on Friday, struck down the historic Roe v Wade judgment that had institutionalised abortion-related protections in the country.
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Updated on Jun 25, 2022 12:38 AM IST
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‘Horrific’, ‘heartbroken’: Biden, Obama, others react to abortion ruling

  • The US Supreme Court ruling on abortion also drew international reactions with Canada prime minister Justin Trudeau calling the news coming out of the United States “horrific”.
US President Joe Biden addresses the nation at the White House in Washington, DC following the US Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade.(AFP)
US President Joe Biden addresses the nation at the White House in Washington, DC following the US Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade.(AFP)
Published on Jun 24, 2022 10:46 PM IST
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Abortion access threatened in these US states after Supreme Court ruling

  • Thirteen states, mostly in the conservative and more religious south of the country, have in recent years adopted so-called "trigger" laws to come into force virtually automatically after the decision was handed down.
Anti-abortion demonstrators celebrate outside the US Supreme Court as the court rules in the Dobbs v Women’s Health Organization abortion case.(Reuters)
Anti-abortion demonstrators celebrate outside the US Supreme Court as the court rules in the Dobbs v Women’s Health Organization abortion case.(Reuters)
Published on Jun 24, 2022 09:33 PM IST
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Missouri first US state to ban abortion after top court ruling

  • The US Supreme Court's overturning of America's constitutional right to abortion gives all 50 states the freedom to ban the procedure, with nearly half expected to do so in some form.
Abortion-rights activists react after hearing the Supreme Court decision on abortion outside the Supreme Court in Washington.(AP)
Abortion-rights activists react after hearing the Supreme Court decision on abortion outside the Supreme Court in Washington.(AP)
Published on Jun 24, 2022 09:25 PM IST
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