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Ukraine-Russia War Highlights: Indian Embassy In Ukraine Capital Kiev Shuts

Ukraine-Russia War: After their first talks since the war started failed to secure a breakthrough Monday, Russia continued to target residential areas

Ukraine-Russia War Highlights: Indian Embassy In Ukraine Capital Kiev Shuts

Ukraine War: More than 350 civilians, including 14 children, have been killed

Russia shelled the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv as it pressed on with its invasion Tuesday, defying mounting global pressure that saw a war crimes probe opened against Moscow, sanctions smash its economy and FIFA ban it from the World Cup. Further, the European Union has added top Kremlin-linked oligarchs and Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman to its sanctions blacklist.

After their first talks since the war started failed to secure a breakthrough Monday, Russia continued to target residential areas and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called for a global ban on Russian planes and ships.

More than 350 civilians, including 14 children, have been killed during the invasion, according to Ukraine, while more than a half a million people have fled the country.

Meanwhile, an Indian student lost his life in shelling in Ukraine this morning, the foreign ministry said. India has already asked its nationals to leave Ukraine capital Kyiv "urgently today, by trains or any other means available". The Indian embassy in Ukraine capital Kiev has also been shut down.

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Mar 02, 2022 06:12 (IST)
Ukraine War: Biden to ban Russian aircraft from US airspace: US media

President Joe Biden will announce a ban on Russian aircraft from using US airspace during his State of the Union speech Tuesday, US media reported. (AFP)

Mar 02, 2022 05:47 (IST)
Ukraine War: U.S. expected to announce ban on Russian flights from American airspace
The U.S. government is expected to announce a ban on Russian flights from American airspace as soon as Wednesday, government and industry officials told Reuters.
Mar 02, 2022 05:04 (IST)
Ukraine War: Italy's Eni to pull out of Russia-Turkey pipeline
Italian oil giant Eni said on Tuesday that it would withdraw from the Blue Stream gas pipeline linking Russia to Turkey in which it has a 50 percent stake.
"Eni intends to sell its stake" in the Blue Stream pipeline which links Russia and Turkey via the Black Sea, said a company spokesman, following rivals BP and Shell which have divested from Russia-linked projects after Moscow invaded Ukraine. (AFP)
Mar 02, 2022 04:47 (IST)
Ukraine War: Putin Misjudged Western Response To Ukraine Invasion, Says Joe Biden
US President Joe Biden said Tuesday Russian President Vladimir Putin had underestimated the powerful response his invasion of Ukraine would illicit from Western nations as sanctions upended Russia's economy.
"Putin's war was premeditated and unprovoked," Biden said in prepared remarks released ahead of his annual State of the Union address. (AFP)
Mar 02, 2022 03:28 (IST)
Ukraine War: Apple Says "Paused" All Product Sales In Russia
Tech giant Apple announced Tuesday a halt in all product sales in Russia, the latest fallout over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.
Western governments and big companies have cut Russia off or dealt it punishing sanctions over the internationally condemned attack on its neighbor.  (AFP)
Mar 02, 2022 02:47 (IST)
Ukraine War: EU bans Russian media outlets, banks from SWIFT: EU presidency
The European Union banned Russian state media outlets RT and Sputnik from broadcasting in the bloc while banning "certain" Russian banks from the SWIFT bank messaging system Tuesday, the EU's presidency said.
Mar 02, 2022 01:58 (IST)
Ukraine War: Five killed in Russian strike on Kyiv TV tower

An apparent Russian airstrike aimed at Kyiv's main television tower killed five people on Tuesday, officials said, knocking out some broadcasts but leaving the structure intact. After a blast sounded around the city and smoke was seen rising in the Babi Yar district, the emergencies service said five people were also injured in the attack. (AFP)

Mar 02, 2022 00:59 (IST)
Ukraine War: Canada bans Russian ships, fishing boats from ports, waters
 Ottawa announced Tuesday a ban on Russian ships and fishing boats from its internal waters and ports, the latest in a string of Canadian measures levelled against Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine.
Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said the ban, following a similar move by Britain on Monday, would take effect later this week. (AFP)
Mar 02, 2022 00:37 (IST)
Ukraine War: ICJ to hold Ukraine war hearings on March 7, 8: court
The International Court of Justice said Tuesday it would hold hearings on March 7 and 8 over the war in Ukraine as fighting intensifies.

"The International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, will hold public hearings in the case concerning Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation) on Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 March 2022,", the court said in a statement.
Mar 02, 2022 00:23 (IST)
Ukraine War: UK relaxes immigration rules for Ukrainian refugees
The UK on Tuesday relaxed its immigration requirements for Ukrainians fleeing Russia's invasion, after criticism it was not doing enough to accommodate refugees.

Home Secretary Priti Patel said some 100,000 Ukrainians could enter the country for 12 months as a result of changes to criteria for close family members.

"There is no limit on the numbers eligible," she told parliament, adding that those arriving "will be able to work and access public funds".
Mar 01, 2022 23:49 (IST)
Ukraine Live: US Says Russian Advance On Ukraine Capital Kyiv Stalled
The Russian military advance on Kyiv has momentarily stalled, hampered by Ukrainian resistance as well as fuel and food shortages, a senior US defense official said Tuesday. "We generally sense that the Russian military movement... the overarching movement on Kyiv, is stalled at this point," the official told reporters. "We do think that some of it has to do with their own sustainment and logistics," the official said.
Mar 01, 2022 23:46 (IST)
Ukraine Live: SOS Alerts, Cyberattack Protection - Google Acts Amid Ukraine War
Mar 01, 2022 23:35 (IST)
Ukraine Live: European Council President Speaks To PM Modi; Condoles Death Of Indian In Ukraine
President of the European Council Charles Michel on Tuesday spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and conveyed his condolences over the death of an Indian student in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. Michel said the European countries are wholeheartedly helping evacuation of Indian citizens from Ukraine, asserting that the world must unite in defence of international law. (PTI)
Mar 01, 2022 23:33 (IST)
Ukraine Live: UK Sanctions Russia's Top Bank Sberbank Over Ukraine Invasion
Britain said Tuesday it was adding top lender Sberbank to its list of Russian entities sanctioned over the invasion of Ukraine, and warned that the costs would only increase for the Kremlin. The Treasury updated its sanctions list to add Public Joint-Stock Company Sberbank, whose European arm is already tottering after it was sanctioned by the EU. It later added the RussiaDirect Investment Fund and its head Kirill Dmitriev to the list, a day after they were both sanctioned by the United States. (AFP)
Mar 01, 2022 23:31 (IST)
Ukraine Russia Conflict: Russia Moves To Block 2 Independent Media Organisations
Russia has moved to block an independent TV channel and a liberal radio station over the "deliberately false information" about Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Russian news agencies reported Tuesday. The prosecutor general ordered Russia's media watchdog to "restrict access" to the Dozhd TV channel and Ekho Moskvy radio. (AFP)
Mar 01, 2022 23:15 (IST)
Ukraine Live: Facebook Says Globally Demoting Posts From Russian State Media
Meta Platforms is globally demoting content from Russian state-controlled media outlets' Facebook pages and Instagram accounts, as well as posts containing links to those outlets on Facebook, the company's head of global affairs Nick Clegg said on Tuesday. Clegg also said the company had seen a "definitely discernable" degradation of its services in Russia since the country's authorities announced they would restrict Meta's platforms in the country. Speaking in a call with reporters, he said there had been an effect particularly on video and other multimedia content. (Reuters)
Mar 01, 2022 23:11 (IST)
Ukraine Live: No Indian Left In Kyiv, 26 Evacuation Flights Over Next 3 Days: Centre
India will operate 26 flights over the next three days to fly back Indian citizens who have moved from Ukraine to neighbouring countries, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla told reporters today after Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting on the country's evacuation efforts.

Mar 01, 2022 22:47 (IST)
Ukraine Russia War Live: Russian Tycoon To Contest "Unfounded" EU Sanctions
Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman, whose LetterOne investment firm owns Spain's Dia supermarket chain, said Tuesday he would contest the "unfounded" EU sanctions targeting him over Russia's Ukraine invasion. In a joint statement, Fridman and Russian banker Petr Aven, co-founder of LetterOne, insisted they had "no financial or political relationship" with Russian President Vladimir Putin or the Kremlin. (AFP)
Mar 01, 2022 22:46 (IST)
Ukraine Live: Ukraine President, Joe Biden Discuss Sanctions On Russia, Assistance
Mar 01, 2022 22:43 (IST)
Ukraine War: Ukraine Says Russia Plans To Bring Belarussian Troops Into The Conflict
The intelligence arm of the Ukrainian defence ministry said on Tuesday that Russia was preparing a provocation to justify the entry of Belarussian troops into the conflict. In a post on social media, it said it had data showing there were about 300 Belarussian tanks in Belarus near the border with Ukraine. (Reuters)
Mar 01, 2022 22:36 (IST)
Ukraine Live: IEA Says Members To Release 60 Million Barrels From Oil Reserves
The International Energy Agency (IEA) said today member countries had agreed to release 60 million barrels of oil from their emergency reserves to stabilise the market after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The decision -- taken by 31 member countries of the IEA's governing board -- aims to "send a unified and strong message to global oil markets that there will be no shortfall in supplies" as a result of the Ukraine conflict, it said in a statement. (AFP)
Mar 01, 2022 22:34 (IST)
Ukraine Live News: France Declares Economic "War" Against Russia
France declared an "all-out economic and financial war" against Russia on Tuesday that would collapse the Russian economy as punishment for its invasion of Ukraine. The United States and its allies have imposed sanctions on Russia's central bank, oligarchs and officials, including President Vladimir Putin himself, and barred some Russian banks from the SWIFT international payments system. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire described the sanctions packages as proving "extremely effective". (Reuters)
Mar 01, 2022 22:28 (IST)
Ukraine Live: Cannes Film Festival Bans Russian Delegations
The Cannes Film Festival said Tuesday that Russian delegations will not be welcome at this year's event in May due to the invasion of Ukraine. "The Cannes Festival wishes to express all its support to the Ukrainian people," its team said in a statement.

"We are adding our voice to those who oppose this unacceptable situation and denounce the attitude of Russia and its leaders. It has been decided -- unless the war of aggression ceases under conditions that satisfy the Ukrainian people -- to not welcome official delegations from Russia or to accept the slightest presence linked to the Russian government," the team said.
Mar 01, 2022 22:16 (IST)
Ukraine War Live: Ukraine Says 5 Killed In Russian Missile Strike On Kyiv TV Tower
Five people died and five were injured today in a missile strike aimed at Kyiv's main television tower, the Ukrainian emergencies service said. Ukrainian officials released footage of charred bodies and cars damaged in the apparent Russian attack that knocked out some state broadcasters but left the structure intact. (AFP)
Mar 01, 2022 22:11 (IST)
Ukraine Live: UK Warns Putin Of War Crimes Charges Over "Sickening" Onslaught
The UK government has warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his commanders in Ukraine could face prosecution for war crimes, comparing the "sickening" onslaught to the darkest days of the Yugoslav conflicts. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Russia's bombardment of Ukraine's second city Kharkiv was "absolutely sickening" and reminiscent of massacres of civilians in Sarajevo in the 1990s, vowing that Western sanctions would remain "for as long as it takes". (AFP)
Mar 01, 2022 22:10 (IST)
Ukraine Live: NATO Foreign Ministers To Hold Emergency Meeting On Friday: Official
NATO foreign ministers will hold emergency talks in Brussels on Friday over Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the alliance said in a statement. NATO allies have rushed to bolster their eastern flank after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the attack, but remain adamant that they will not get involved militarily in the war in non-NATO member Ukraine. (AFP)
Mar 01, 2022 22:09 (IST)
Ukraine Liv: All Indians Have Left Ukraine Capital Kyiv, Says Foreign Secretary
All Indian nationals have left Ukrainian capital Kyiv, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said on Tuesday. At a media briefing, he said he has conveyed to envoys of Russia and Ukraine about India's demand for "urgent safe passage" for all Indian nationals stuck in Kharkiv and other conflict zones. He said at a high-level meeting on the Ukraine crisis, PM Narendra Modi expressed deep anguish over the loss of life of an Indian citizen in Kharkiv. (PTI)
Mar 01, 2022 21:42 (IST)
Ukraine Live: Indian Embassy In Kiev Shuts Down; Envoy, Staff Move Out: Sources
The Indian embassy in Ukraine capital Kiev has shut down and the ambassador and the staff have moved out, sources said, adding the embassy is looking to relocate to Lviv in Western Ukraine. The remaining embassy officials are presently on the way to western Ukraine, the sources said. They said every possible attempt is being made to protect the Indians in Ukraine.
Mar 01, 2022 21:39 (IST)
Ukraine Live: G7 Sees "Massive Impact" Of Russia Sanctions, Weighs More
Western sanctions against Russia are having a huge impact on its economy, Germany's finance minister said Tuesday, as the G7 mulled further punitive measures in response to Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. Sanctions have "already had a massive impact on capital markets and the currency", said Christian Lindner, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the G7 club of wealthy nations. (AFP)
Mar 01, 2022 21:37 (IST)
Ukraine Live: Ukraine Tells Russia To Stop Bombing Before Ceasefire Talks Can Start
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Tuesday Russia must call a halt to bombing Ukrainian cities before meaningful talks on a ceasefire could start, as a first round of negotiations this week had yielded scant progress. Speaking in an interview in a heavily guarded government compound, Zelensky urged NATO members to impose a no fly zone to stop the Russian air force, saying it was a preventative measure and not meant to drag the alliance into war with Russia. (Reuters)
Mar 01, 2022 21:12 (IST)
Ukraine Live: Belarus Asks Putin To Deploy More S-400 Missiles Near Minsk: Reports
Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko said on Tuesday that he had asked Russia's President Vladimir Putin to deploy an additional S-400 missile complex west of Minsk, the RIA news agency reported, citing another news agency, Belta. The complex is needed to defend the territory of Belarus, Lukashenko was quoted as saying. (Reuters)
Mar 01, 2022 21:08 (IST)
Ukraine Live: Ukraine Says Russian Strike Targets Kyiv TV Tower, Broadcast Stopped
An apparent Russian airstrike hit Kyiv's main television tower in the heart of the Ukrainian capital on Tuesday, knocking out some state broadcasting but leaving the structure intact. After a blast sounded around the city and smoke was seen rising in the Babi Yar district, the interior ministry said equipment had been damaged and "channels won't work for a while". (AFP)
Mar 01, 2022 21:06 (IST)
Ukraine Live News: Ukraine Condoles Death Of Indian Student In Second City Kharkiv
Ukraine on Tuesday condoled the death of an Indian student during intense shelling in the city of Kharkiv and renewed appeals to world leaders to use their resources against President Vladimir Putin to force him to stop the Russian aggression. Ukrainian envoy Igor Polikha also thanked India for extending humanitarian aid to his country, adding that the first plane carrying the relief materials is expected to land in Poland tonight. The ambassador also sought to compare the Russian invasion of Ukraine with the "massacre by Mughals against Rajputs". (PTI)
Mar 01, 2022 21:05 (IST)
Ukraine Live: US Says Looking Closely At Possible War Crimes In Ukraine
The US is looking closely at whether war crimes were committed during the Russian invasion of Ukraine and engaging with partners around the world on the issue, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Tuesday. There have been "a range of reports that are horrifying about barbaric tactics, whether it's cluster bombs or other tactics that we've seen that could be classified as a war crime," Psaki said in an interview with Fox News Channel. "We will be closely watching and assessing exactly that question." (Reuters)
Mar 01, 2022 21:02 (IST)
Ukraine Live News: Over 660,000 Refugees Have Fled Ukraine, Says UN
Over 660,000 refugees have fled the conflict in Ukraine for safety in neighbouring countries, while around a million people are estimated to be internally displaced, the United Nations said Tuesday. The UN Refugee Agency UNCHR said the rapidly escalating situation looked set to become Europe's biggest refugee crisis this century, with hundreds of thousands of people on the move as Russian troops pound cities in eastern Ukraine, on day six of Moscow's invasion. (AFP)
Mar 01, 2022 21:01 (IST)
Ukraine War: Russia Says Will Pursue Ukraine Invasion Until "Goals Are Achieved"
Russia will continue the offensive in Ukraine until its "goals are achieved", Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday, almost a week into Moscow's invasion. "Russian armed forces will continue to conduct the special military operation until set goals are achieved," Shoigu told at a press conference aired on state television. He said Moscow aims to "demilitarise and de-Nazify" Ukraine, as well as protect Russia from a "military threat created by Western countries". (AFP)
Mar 01, 2022 20:52 (IST)
Ukraine Russia War: Boris Johnson Says UK Will Not Fight Russian Forces In Ukraine
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday British troops would not fight Russian forces in Ukraine, and that recent reinforcements were firmly within the borders of NATO members. "These are nothing more than defensive measures, which have been the essence of NATO for more than 70 years," he said during a visit to Estonia where Britain has deployed more troops. "I want to be crystal clear finally, on that point, we will not fight Russian forces in Ukraine and our reinforcements like these reinforcements here in Tapa are firmly within the borders of NATO members and they are profoundly the right thing to do." (Reuters)
Mar 01, 2022 20:50 (IST)
Ukraine Live: Putin Has "Shattered Peace In Europe", Says NATO Chief
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday said Russian President Vladimir Putin had "shattered peace in Europe" by invading Ukraine, adding that the Western defence alliance would defend "every inch of our territory". "President Putin has shattered peace in Europe. Allies condemn the unjustified and brutal invasion of Ukraine," Stoltenberg told reporters alongside Polish President Andrzej Duda. (AFP)
Mar 01, 2022 20:43 (IST)
Ukraine Live: Ukraine Seeks Disarmament Meeting On Russia's Invasion
Ukraine's foreign minister told a disarmament conference on Tuesday that Russia had committed war crimes through its "indiscriminate shelling" of cities like Kharkiv and called for a special meeting that would address Russian aggression and weapons of mass destruction. "Nothing can justify missile shelling of residential buildings, kindergartens, orphanages, hospitals and emergency vehicles, passengers buses and millions of refugees fleeing Russian fire," Dmytro Kuleba told the Geneva-based forum in a video address. (Reuters)
Mar 01, 2022 20:42 (IST)
Ukraine Live: YouTube Blocks Russian Channels RT, Sputnik In Europe
YouTube has blocked Russia's RT and Sputnik in Europe over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine, the video-sharing platform said on Tuesday, as the European Union prepares to ban the state-backed broadcasters. RT and Sputnik's YouTube channels in Europe are being blocked "with immediate effect", YouTube said in an email to AFP. The state-backed media organisations are considered mouthpieces of Russian President Vladimir Putin's regime and stand accused of spreading misinformation about Moscow's war in Ukraine. (AFP)
Mar 01, 2022 20:38 (IST)
Ukraine Live: Ukraine Says 8 Dead In Russian Strike On Kharkiv Housing Block
Ukraine said today eight people were killed in a Russian air strike on a residential building in the eastern city of Kharkiv, where an administrative building was earlier destroyed by Russian missiles. "As a result of an air strike... eight people were killed and six injured in Kharkiv," Ukraine's emergency service said, adding that two people had been recovered alive from debris by rescue workers. (AFP)
Mar 01, 2022 20:26 (IST)
Ukraine Live: US Suggests Russia Be Stripped Of UN Rights Council Membership
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken questioned Tuesday whether Russia deserved to remain a member of the UN Human Rights Council following its invasion of Ukraine. "One can reasonably ask whether a UN member state that tries to take over another UN member state, while committing horrific human rights abuses and causing massive humanitarian suffering, should be allowed to remain on this council," he asked in a video address to the UN's top human rights body in Geneva. (AFP)
Mar 01, 2022 20:22 (IST)
Ukraine Live: Putin's Win In Ukraine Would Worsen Humanitarian Crisis: US Diplomat
If Russian President Vladimir Putin achieves his goal of ousting the government in Kyiv, the humanitarian and rights crises in Ukraine "will only get worse", a top US diplomat warned Tuesday. "If President Putin succeeds in his stated goal of toppling Ukraine's democratically-elected government, the human rights and humanitarian crises will only get worse," US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the UN Human Rights Council in a video address. (AFP)
Mar 01, 2022 20:14 (IST)
PM Modi, France's Macron Hold Telephonic Conversation Amid Ukraine Crisis
Mar 01, 2022 19:53 (IST)
Ukraine War Live Updates: UK Relaxes Immigration Rules For Ukrainian Refugees
The UK on Tuesday relaxed its immigration requirements for Ukrainians fleeing Russia's invasion, after criticism it was not going far enough to accommodate refugees. Home Secretary Priti Patel said some 100,000 Ukrainians could enter the country for 12 months as a result of changes to criteria for close family members. "There is no limit on the numbers eligible," she told parliament, adding that those arriving "will be able to work and access public funds". (AFP)
Mar 01, 2022 19:45 (IST)
Ukraine Live: EU Leaders Accuse Russia Of "Geopolitical Terrorism"
The EU's leaders accused Russia of "geopolitical terrorism" Tuesday over its invasion of Ukraine, warning that it is not just Kyiv's fate but also Europe's that "lies in the balance". The strident tone in speeches at the European Parliament underlined the European Union's transformation over the past week from lumbering talk shop into a quick-footed powerhouse.
Mar 01, 2022 19:44 (IST)
Ukraine Live: France To Bring UN Security Council Resolution To Protect Civilians
France is set to bring a resolution in the United Nations Security Council today for the protection of civilians and access to humanitarian help in Ukraine which is facing a Russian invasion. Voting is expected in UNSC tomorrow.
Mar 01, 2022 19:36 (IST)
Ukraine Live: Chinese Foreign Minister Dials Ukraine Counterpart, Expresses Regret
China's foreign minister spoke with his Ukrainian counterpart today and called for a resolution to the crisis through negotiation, Chinese state media said. Foreign Minister Wang Yi told Dmytro Kuleba that Beijing "deeply regrets that conflict has broken out between Ukraine and Russia, and is paying extreme attention to the harm suffered by civilians", state broadcaster CCTV reported, adding that Wang called for the two countries to "find a way to resolve the issue through negotiations". (AFP)
Mar 01, 2022 18:47 (IST)
Ukraine Live: Russia Says Will Hit Ukraine Security Service Site, Special Ops Unit
Russia will strike sites in Kyiv belonging to Ukraine's security service and a special operations unit, Russia's TASS and RIA news agencies quoted the Russian defence ministry as saying on Tuesday. The strikes aim to prevent "information attacks" on Russia, the ministry said, urging those near the sites to leave the areas. (Reuters)
Mar 01, 2022 18:45 (IST)
Russia Says Facebook, Google Should Be Held Accountable For "Inciting War": Report
Russia's Foreign Ministry said a system should be created to hold western tech giants, including Meta Platforms Inc and Alphabet's Google, responsible for what it called "inciting war", the Interfax news agency reported. State communications Roskomnadzor also demanded that foreign internet services stop discriminating against Russian media in Europe. Google and Meta are among internet companies facing possible punitive measures in Russia after failing to open local offices and take other measures required by a communications law. (Reuters)
Mar 01, 2022 18:36 (IST)
Ukraine Live: Ukraine Demands Withdrawal Of Russian Troops, Says Presidential Aide
Ukraine was seeking an end to hostilities and withdrawal of Russian troops from its territory, a presidential aide said on Tuesday, adding that Kyiv would not agree to a break up of Ukraine's territory or allow invading troops to remain on its land. Presidential advisor Oleksiy Arestovych did not respond to a question on when talks with Russia could resume. (Reuters)
Mar 01, 2022 18:35 (IST)
Ukraine Live: UN Seeks $1.7 Billion For Urgent Ukraine Aid
The United Nations launched an emergency appeal Tuesday for $1.7 billion to provide urgent humanitarian aid to people caught up in the Russian invasion of Ukraine and refugees fleeing the fighting. The UN estimates that 12 million people inside Ukraine will need relief and protection, while it projected that over four million Ukrainian refugees may need help in neighbouring countries in the coming months. (AFP)
Mar 01, 2022 18:14 (IST)
Ukraine Live: Ukraine Says Russia Plans To Spread Fake News About Surrender
Ukraine believes Russia is preparing a mass disinformation campaign to suggest senior military and political figures have surrendered, Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov said on Tuesday. "To 'confirm' this fake information, seemingly signed 'documents', as well as fake, edited videos will be distributed," he said in an online statement. (Reuters)
Mar 01, 2022 18:13 (IST)
Ukraine Live News: Germany Says Russia Must End Ukraine "Bloodshed"
Russia must immediately withdraw its troops and end the "bloodshed" in Ukraine, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Tuesday, warning of further sanctions to punish Moscow's aggression. Russia should "immediately stop all hostilities, withdraw Russian troops to Russia and return to dialogue," Scholz told reporters in Berlin. "The bloodshed must end." (AFP)
Mar 01, 2022 18:01 (IST)
Ukraine Live: PM Modi Convenes High Level Meeting On Ukraine At 6 PM Today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has convened a high level meeting on the Ukraine issue at 6pm today.
Mar 01, 2022 18:00 (IST)
Ukraine Live: UK Says Open To Ejecting Russia As One Of UNSC Permanent Members
The UK government is open to ejecting Russia as one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council following the invasion of Ukraine, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman said Tuesday. "The prime minister hasn't set out any position on that," he told reporters. "What is right to say is that we want to see Russia isolated diplomatically, and we will consider all options to achieve that." (AFP)
Mar 01, 2022 17:41 (IST)
Ukraine War Live News: Ukraine Tells EU To "Prove You Are With Us"
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky today called in a live video address to the European Parliament for the EU to "prove" it is with Ukraine as it resists Russia's invasion. "Without you, Ukraine is going to be alone. We have proven our strength. We have proven that, at a minimum, we are exactly the same as you are. So do prove you are with us, do prove that you will not let us go," Zelensky said. (AFP)
Mar 01, 2022 17:39 (IST)
Ukraine Live: "Brutal Aggression": UK's Prince Charles On Russian Invasion Of Ukraine
Britain's Prince Charles called Russia's invasion of Ukraine a "brutal aggression," media reports said on Tuesday. The prince said the values of democracy and freedom were "under attack today in Ukraine in the most unconscionable way," the reports said. (Reuters)
Mar 01, 2022 17:38 (IST)
Ukraine Live: Russia To Restrict Foreigners From Withdrawing Investments
Russia is preparing a presidential decree aimed at preventing foreign investment exiting the country, its prime minister said Monday, after Moscow was hit by a barrage of sanctions for invading Ukraine. "In the current sanctions situation, foreign investors will be guided not by economic factors, but by political pressure," Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said. "To enable businesses to make informed decisions, a draft presidential decree has been prepared to introduce temporary restrictions on exiting Russian assets." (AFP)
Mar 01, 2022 17:32 (IST)
PM Speaks To Father Of Indian Student Killed In Russian Shelling In Ukraine: Report
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spoke to the father of Naveen Shekharappa, an Indian student who died in shelling in Kharkiv, Ukraine this morning, reported news agency ANI.
Mar 01, 2022 17:26 (IST)
Ukraine Live: "We Have A Desire To See Our Children Alive": Ukraine President At EU
Ukraine President Volodomyr Zelensky received standing ovation after addressing the European Parliament today. "We have a desire to see our children alive," he said while asserting that dozens have been killed in a missile attack on the central square of Kharkiv. "Putin killed 16 children yesterday," he further said, adding that, "We're fighting for survival." "We want to be equal members of EU. The EU will become stronger with us. We have proven our strength," he said.
Mar 01, 2022 17:00 (IST)
Russia Slows Down Twitter Traffic On Desktop Over "Fake" Ukraine Posts: Report
Russia's state communications regulator said today it had reinstated a slowdown of Twitter's traffic on desktop computers due to what it said were fake posts about Russia's "special operation" in Ukraine, reported the Interfax news agency. The regulator, Roskomnadzor, which was already restricting traffic on mobile devices, said it had sent more than 1,700 requests to Twitter over more than 800 offending posts, and would only stop the slowdown once all content it deems illegal had been removed from the platform. Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment. (Reuters)
Mar 01, 2022 16:52 (IST)
Ukraine Live: Precision Strikes To Bombing Cities: How Russia's Ukraine Attack Changed
The Russian invasion of Ukraine that started on February 24 appears to have widened from an offensive led by precision strikes on military elements to frequent rocket attacks and bombings with unguided munitions on key cities.

Mar 01, 2022 16:51 (IST)
Ukraine Live: "War Crime": Ukraine On Russian Shelling In Second City Kharkiv
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday described Russian shelling of his country's second city as a war crime and said defending the capital from Moscow's army was a top priority.

Mar 01, 2022 16:50 (IST)
Ukraine Live News: UN Estimates One Million People Displaced In Ukraine
The UN's refugee agency said today an estimated one million people had been displaced inside Ukraine by the Russian invasion, in addition to hundreds of thousands who have fled abroad. "We still don't have reliable figures regarding the number of people displaced inside Ukraine but we estimate that it has to be about one million people who have fled internally or who are currently on a train, a bus or in a car trying to get to a safety," Karolina Lindholm Billing, UNHCR representative to Ukraine, told a press conference in Stockholm. (AFP)
Mar 01, 2022 16:36 (IST)
Ukraine Live: Russian Shelling Of Ukraine's Kharkiv "Violates Laws Of War': EU Official
Russia's bombardment of civilian targets in Ukraine's second city of Kharkiv broke international rules of conflict, the EU's foreign policy chief said Tuesday. "The shelling against civilian infrastructure yesterday in Kharkiv violates the laws of war. The EU stands unwavering at the side of Ukraine in these dramatic moments," Josep Borrell said after a call with Ukraine's foreign minister. (AFP)

Mar 01, 2022 16:29 (IST)
Ukraine Live Updates: Ukraine Says Russian Shelling On Kharkiv A "War Crime"
Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky has called Russian shelling on Kharkiv a "War Crime". (AFP)
Mar 01, 2022 16:20 (IST)
Ukraine Live: Ukraine Accuses Russia Of "State Terrorism" In Second City Kharkiv
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Tuesday that Russian artillery attacks on Ukraine's second-largest city of Kharkiv amounted to state terrorism and called on the international community to recognise it as such. "The terror aims to break us, to break our resistance," he said in a video address shared on social media describing Kyiv and Kharkiv as Russia's main targets. (Reuters)
Mar 01, 2022 16:09 (IST)
Ukraine Live News: Red Cross wants $270 Million For Ukraine Operations
The Red Cross appealed on Tuesday for more than $270 million to help people caught up in the Ukraine conflict, fearing that millions are rapidly being plunged into extreme suffering. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said the humanitarian situation in Ukraine is rapidly deteriorating. "To respond to this sudden, massive need, the two organisations together are appealing for 250 million Swiss francs ($273 million, 243 million euros)," the joint movement said. (AFP)
Mar 01, 2022 15:59 (IST)
Ukraine War Live News: Ukraine Seeking To Acquire Nuclear Weapons, Says Russia
Russia's foreign minister told a Geneva disarmament meeting on Tuesday that Kiev has been seeking to acquire nuclear weapons, calling this a real danger that it needed to prevent. "Ukraine still has Soviet technologies and the means of delivery of such weapons," Sergei Lavov told the Geneva-based Conference on Disarmament in a pre-recorded address. "We cannot fail to respond to this real danger," he said. (Reuters)
Mar 01, 2022 15:57 (IST)
Ukraine Live News: Italy PM Says Ready To Step Up Curbs On Russia, Hit Oligarchs
Italy is ready to impose further sanctions on Russia after its invasion of Ukraine, including targeting its oligarchs and increasing pressure on the central bank, Prime Minister Mario Draghi said today. Draghi also condemned Russia for putting its nuclear deterrent on high alert, telling parliament that this amounted to blackmail and showed the effectiveness of the resistance to the invasion launched last week by President Vladimir Putin. (Reuters)
Mar 01, 2022 15:54 (IST)
Ukraine Live: Russia Tells West Not To Built Military Bases In Ex-Soviet Countries
The West must not build military facilities in any countries of the former Soviet Union, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying on Tuesday. Lavrov, quoted by Russian news agencies RIA and TASS, also said Moscow found it unacceptable that some European countries hosted US nuclear weapons and was taking measures to prevent Ukraine from acquiring similar weapons. (Reuters)
Mar 01, 2022 15:53 (IST)
Ukraine Live: Russian Forces Laying Siege To Kyiv, Kharkiv, Says Ukraine Official
Ukrainian presidential advisor Oleksiy Arestovych said Russian forces were trying to lay siege to Kyiv and the northeastern city Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest. Russian troops fired artillery at Kyiv, Kharkiv and the southern port city of Mariupol overnight while the Ukrainian side shot down Russian military planes around the capital, Arestovych said in a televised briefing. He described the current situation as under control. (Reuters)
Mar 01, 2022 15:47 (IST)
Russia-Backed Separatist Leader Says Forces Aim To Encircle Ukraine's Mariupol
A Russian-backed separatist leader in eastern Ukraine said his forces aimed to encircle the Ukrainian port of Mariupol on Tuesday, RIA news agency said. "The task for today is to directly encircle Mariupol," it quoted Donetsk separatist leader Denis Pushilin as saying in a television interview. Earlier, the mayor of the city said it was under constant shelling. (Reuters)
Mar 01, 2022 15:45 (IST)
Ukraine War Live Updates: Over 660,000 Refugees Flee Ukraine: United Nations
Over 660,000 refugees have fled the conflict in Ukraine to seek shelter in neighbouring countries, the UN Refugee Agency said Tuesday. "We have now over 660,000 refugees who have fled Ukraine to neighbouring countries in the past six days alone," spokeswoman Shabia Mantoo told reporters in Geneva. "The numbers are exponentially increasing... At this rate, the situation looks set to become Europe's largest refugee crisis this century." (AFP)
Mar 01, 2022 15:43 (IST)
Ukraine Live: Massive Boycott Of Russian Minister's Speech At Geneva Conference
Ukraine's ambassador and diplomats from a wide number of countries staged a walkout Tuesday as Russia's foreign minister addressed the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. The diplomats got up and left the room when Sergei Lavrov's pre-recorded video message began to play, in protest against Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. (AFP)
Mar 01, 2022 15:41 (IST)
Ukraine Live: Hundreds Of Ukrainian Tourists Stranded In Zanzibar
Tanzania said it would look after hundreds of Ukrainian tourists stranded in its Indian Ocean archipelago of Zanzibar after Ukraine closed its airspace to civilian flights following Russia's invasion. Nearly 1,000 tourists from Ukraine were staying at different hotels in the semi-autonomous region, Zanzibar's Tourism Minister Lela Mohammed Mussa said on Monday. "The first thing we did is to ensure they remain where they are even if their time to check out had come," Mussa said. "We let them stay in the hotels, and be served as human beings." (AFP)
Mar 01, 2022 15:40 (IST)
Ukraine Live: East Ukraine City Mariupol Loses Power After Russian Assaults
Electricity has been cut off in the key south eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol on the Azov Sea following attacks from advancing Russian forces, the head of the region Pavlo Kyrylenko said Tuesday. "Mariupol and Volnovakha are ours!" Kyrylenko wrote on Facebook. "The two cities are under pressure from the enemy but they are holding on." "In Mariupol, electricity lines have been cut and the city is without power," he said. (AFP)
Mar 01, 2022 15:37 (IST)
Ukraine War Live: Ukraine President To Address European Parliament, Says Speaker
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is to address the European Parliament by videolink on Tuesday as his country battles to hold back invading Russian forces, the legislature's speaker said. Parliament chief Roberta Metsola wrote on Twitter that Zelensky "will join and speak to the world" when EU lawmakers meet to debate the war from 1130 GMT. (AFP)
Mar 01, 2022 15:16 (IST)
Zelenskyy to address European Parliament today
Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Ukrainian parliament speaker Ruslan Stefanchuk will deliver a speech at an extraordinary session of the European Parliament on Ukraine on Tuesday, European Parliament President Roberta Metsola said.
Mar 01, 2022 15:03 (IST)
Indian student lost his life in shelling in Kharkiv
Mar 01, 2022 14:53 (IST)
East Ukraine city Mariupol loses power after Russian assaults
The key south eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol on the Azov Sea has been left without electricity following attacks from advancing Russian forces, the head of the region Pavlo Kyrylenko said Tuesday.
Mar 01, 2022 14:45 (IST)
Russia stripped of hosting 2022 Volleyball World Championships
Russia has been stripped of hosting the Volleyball World Championships in August and September due to its invasion of Ukraine, governing body the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) announced on Tuesday.
Mar 01, 2022 14:41 (IST)
UK sanctions Russia's largest lender Sberbank
Britain said Tuesday it was adding top lender Sberbank to its list of Russian entities sanctioned over the invasion of Ukraine, and warned that the costs would only increase for the Kremlin. 
Mar 01, 2022 14:31 (IST)
Ukraine's Mariupol port under constant shelling, mayor says
The mayor of Ukraine's Mariupol said on Tuesday morning that the southern port city was under constant shelling which had killed civilians and damaged infrastructure, as Russia started day six of its invasion.
Mar 01, 2022 14:20 (IST)
Ukraine says Russia shelling cities to kill civilians, cause mass panic
An adviser to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Tuesday Russia was deliberately shelling cities, including residential areas and civilian infrastructure, to spread panic among Ukrainians.
Mar 01, 2022 14:11 (IST)
EU commission proposes sanction on RT, Sputnik access to Europe
The European Commission is seeking EU countries' approval to sanction Russian state-controlled media outlets RT and Sputnik by restricting their access to the European media market regardless of their distribution channel.
Mar 01, 2022 14:01 (IST)
YouTube blocks Russian channels RT, Sputnik in Europe
Mar 01, 2022 13:54 (IST)
Russia-Ukraine War: Here's What Stranded Indian Students Have To Say
Mar 01, 2022 13:40 (IST)
Sri Lanka extends visas of Russian, Ukrainian tourists by 2 months
The Sri Lankan government has decided to extend the visas of over 15,000 Russian and Ukrainian tourists in the South Asian country for two months.
Mar 01, 2022 13:29 (IST)
France says sanctions will cause 'collapse' of Russian economy
France said on Tuesday that Western sanctions against Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine will cause the Russian economy to collapse.

Mar 01, 2022 13:21 (IST)
Russian missiles hit city administration, residential areas
Kharkiv region head Oleg Synegubov said on Tuesday Russian missile attacks hit the centre of Ukraine's second-largest city, including residential areas and the city administration building, as Moscow started day six of its invasion
Mar 01, 2022 13:14 (IST)
Russia continues to target residential areas in Ukraine
After their first talks since the war started failed to secure a breakthrough Monday, Russia continued to target residential areas and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called for a global ban on Russian planes and ships.
Mar 01, 2022 13:08 (IST)
Chechnya leader says his fighters killed in Ukraine
The strongman leader of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, said Tuesday that Chechens have been killed in Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. 
Mar 01, 2022 12:53 (IST)
UK intelligence indicates Russian advance on Kyiv has made little progress
Russia's advance on Kyiv has made little progress in the past 24 hours due to logistical difficulties and the army has increased its use of artillery north of the capital, a British military intelligence update said.

Mar 01, 2022 12:46 (IST)
Regularly Engaging With Indian Partners On Ukraine Situation, Says US
The United States on Monday said it is regularly engaging with its partners such as India and UAE amid the rapidly evolving situation in Ukraine caused by Russia's large-scale military operations in the country. Read More
Mar 01, 2022 12:37 (IST)
Russia-Ukraine War: Russian forces have increased their use of artillery north of Kyiv & in the vicinities of Kharkiv & Chernihiv. The use of heavy artillery in densely populated urban areas greatly increases the risk of civilian casualties, says UK Ministry of Defence
Mar 01, 2022 12:26 (IST)
Ukraine-Russia War: PM Modi asks Air Force to evacuate stranded Indians
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked the Indian Air Force (IAF) to evacuate Indians stranded in Ukraine due to the Russian military offensive against that country, sources said on Tuesday.
Mar 01, 2022 12:14 (IST)
Around 350,000 refugees have entered Poland from Ukraine
Around 350,000 people have entered Poland from Ukraine since Russia invaded the country, a Polish deputy interior minister said on Tuesday.
Mar 01, 2022 12:07 (IST)
Indian Embassy In Ukraine Issues Fresh Advisory For Indian Nationals