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Russia-Ukraine War Highlights: 7 Civilians Killed Near Kyiv Amid Evacuation

Russia Ukraine War: Satellite images taken on Saturday also showed extensive damage to civilian infrastructure and residential buildings throughout the southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, a private US company said.

Russia-Ukraine War Highlights: 7 Civilians Killed Near Kyiv Amid Evacuation

"Around 1,300" Ukrainian troops have been killed in the war so far, said Ukraine's President.

Ukraine prepared Sunday for a "relentless defence" of Kyiv as the capital faced possible encirclement by advancing Russian forces who have also kept up a bombardment of the besieged southern port city of Mariupol.

A mosque in Mariupol, where 80 civilians were taking shelter, has been shelled by Russian forces, Ukraine's foreign ministry said today. This comes after Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky said the mayor of Melitopol was kidnapped by Russian soldiers occupying the city.

Russian forces have advanced ever closer to the capital from the north, west and northeast, raising fears of Kyiv becoming encircled imminently. Russian strikes also destroyed an airport in the town of Vasylkiv, south of the city, while troops shot at a group of women and children evacuees leaving a village near Kyiv, killing seven.

The war, which began on February 24 when Russia launched a full-scale invasion of its neighbour, has continued for over two weeks now.

Here are the Highlights on Ukraine-Russia War:

Mar 14, 2022 03:37 (IST)
Russia, Ukraine To Resume Conflict Talks Monday
Conflict talks between Russia and Ukraine are set to resume Monday, negotiators and the Kremlin have said, after both sides hailed progress at earlier rounds aimed at ending more than two weeks of fighting.

The talks would resume by video-conference on Monday, Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and part of the negotiating team, said late Sunday.

His statement, on Twitter, confirmed an earlier statement by Dmitry Peskov, the spokesman for the Russian presidency.
Mar 14, 2022 02:29 (IST)
Ukraine president calls on software giants to stop supporting their products in Russia
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Sunday called on U.S. software firms Microsoft Corp and Oracle Corp and German business software group SAP to halt support services for their products in Russia.

"Stop supporting your products in Russia, stop the war!," he said on Twitter.
Mar 14, 2022 01:33 (IST)
Over 800 Detained During Protests Across Russia Over Ukraine War
Russian police detained more than 800 people for protesting Moscow's "military operation" in Ukraine Sunday, as the conflict continues for a third week.

OVD-Info, which monitors arrests during protests, said police had detained 817 people during demonstrations in 37 cities in Russia.

An AFP journalist reporting from a protest in the capital Moscow witnessed at least a dozen arrests and said police were taking away anybody without press papers.

A young woman was shouting "peace to the world" as she was taken away by two policemen, the journalist said.
Mar 14, 2022 00:25 (IST)
"Averted Nuclear Catastrophe": Ukraine Says Power Back In Chernobyl Plant
Electricity supply has been restored at Ukraine's retired Chernobyl nuclear power plant that was seized by Russian forces in the first days of the invasion, energy officials in Kyiv said Sunday.

"Today, thanks to the incredible efforts of (Ukrainian energy) specialists, our nuclear power engineers and electricians managed to return the power supply to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which was seized by the Russian occupiers," Ukraine's Energy Minister German Galushchenko said in a statement.
Mar 13, 2022 23:30 (IST)
Russia-Ukraine War: "Stop Putin": Tens Of Thousands Protest In Germany Against Ukraine War
Up to 30,000 men, women and children joined an anti-war demonstration in central Berlin on Sunday, with many waving Ukrainian flags or holding banners with slogans opposing the Russian invasion.
Mar 13, 2022 22:10 (IST)
Tens Of Thousands Join Anti-War Protests In Germany

Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in cities across Germany on Sunday to call for peace and protest against Russia's invasion of Ukraine, police and organisers said.

A sea of people carrying yellow and blue signs that read "Stop Putin" and "Stop the War" massed at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, with police estimating turnout in the capital at between 20,000 and 30,000.

In Frankfurt, around 11,000 people gathered in solidarity with Ukrainians, according to a police spokesman, who said the rallies proceeded "peacefully and without incident".

Demonstrators there waved Ukrainian and European Union flags and chanted "Stoppt den Krieg" (Stop the war), a reporter at the scene said.

Colourful marches also took place in Stuttgart, Leipzig and Hamburg, drawing in young and old, including families with children.

The demos were organised by an alliance of more than 40 rights organisations, campaign groups, unions and church groups.

Mar 13, 2022 21:37 (IST)
Russia-Ukraine War: "It's What Nazis Called...": Russia Accused Of Phosporous Gas Attacks
A senior Ukrainian police officer has accused Russian forces of launching phosphorous bomb attacks in the eastern region of Lugansk.
Mar 13, 2022 20:48 (IST)
US-China Set To Meet For High-Level Talks. Agenda: Russia Sanctions

A high-level US delegation meets in Rome Monday with a top Chinese official, the White House said as it warned Beijing would face severe "consequences" if it helps Russia evade sanctions over its war in Ukraine.

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and Yang Jiechi, the Chinese Communist Party's chief diplomat, "will discuss ongoing efforts to manage the competition between our two countries and discuss the impact of Russia's war against Ukraine on regional and global security," National Security Council spokesperson Emily Horne said Sunday in a statement.

Mar 13, 2022 19:52 (IST)
White House Adviser To Discuss Russia's War In Ukraine With China's Top Diplomat: Report
US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan will meet with China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi in Rome on Monday to discuss Russia's war against Ukraine and its impact on regional and global security, a source familiar with the plans said.

The meeting had been in planning for some time as part of a broader effort by Washington and Beijing to maintain open channels of communication and manage competition, but the war in Ukraine would be "a significant topic," the Reuters' source said.

Mar 13, 2022 19:37 (IST)
Russia-Ukraine War: Russians Fire Warning Shots At Protesters In Seized City
Russian troops fired warning shots at peaceful protesters Sunday as thousands demonstrated in the southern city of Kherson, which was seized by the Russian army earlier this month, a local broadcaster reported.

Waving national flags and chanting "Kherson is for Ukraine" and "Glory to Ukraine", several thousand protesters gathered in a show of defiance on the central Freedom Square, the Suspilne Kherson public broadcaster reported.

Protesters marched down a central boulevard past a line of Russian armoured vehicles marked with the "Z" symbol used by the invaders and manned by troops wielding guns and wearing face coverings, a witness video posted by Suspilne Kherson on Telegram showed.

At one point, troops fired several volleys, which Suspilne Kherson reported were "warning shots".

Mar 13, 2022 19:16 (IST)
Russia-Ukraine War: US, Allies Will Continue To Escalate Pressure On Russia, Says US National Security Adviser
Russia's expansion of attacks to new targets in Ukraine near the Polish border reflects its growing frustration about the pace of the invasion, White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told CNN on Sunday.

Sullivan said Washington had no plans to have U.S. military forces operating in Ukraine, but the United States would defend "every inch" of NATO territory, while increasing assistance to Ukrainian fighters, including through provision of anti-aircraft weapons.

Mar 13, 2022 19:04 (IST)
Russia-Ukraine War: American Journalist Shot Dead In Ukraine, Report Says

A US journalist was shot dead and another wounded on Sunday in Irpin, a frontline northwest suburb of Kyiv, medics and witnesses told AFP.

Danylo Shapovalov, a surgeon volunteering for the Ukrainian territorial defence, said one of the Americans died instantly and he had treated the other.

Mar 13, 2022 18:44 (IST)
Britain's "Every Home Available": Hesitant UK's Plan For Ukraine Refugees
Stung by criticism of its lacklustre approach to refugees fleeing Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the UK on Sunday unveiled a new scheme to allow them to stay with Britons for up to three years.
Mar 13, 2022 17:57 (IST)
Russia-Ukraine War: Nearly 125,000 People Evacuated Via Humanitarian Corridors In Ukraine, Says President
Nearly 125,000 people have been evacuated via humanitarian corridors from conflict zones in Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in a video address on Sunday.

"Today the key task is Mariupol," he said, adding that a humanitarian supply convoy was now only 80 kilometres (50 miles) away from the besieged port city where more than 400,000 people are trapped.

Mar 13, 2022 17:30 (IST)
Russia-Ukraine War: "Scum!!!!!!": Ukraine City Governor's Message As Russian Bombing Kills 9
Nine people have been killed by a Russian airstrike on the Black Sea city of Mykolaiv near the strategic port of Odessa, the regional governor Vitaliy Kim said Sunday.
Mar 13, 2022 17:02 (IST)
Russia-Ukraine War: Ukraine Working With Israel And Turkey To Set Up Talks With Russia, Says Negotiator
Ukraine is working with Israel and Turkey as mediators to finalise a location and framework for peace negotiations with Russia, Ukrainian presidential adviser and negotiator Mykhailo Podolyak said on Sunday.

"When it is worked out, there will be a meeting. I think it won't take long for us to get there," he said on national television.

Mar 13, 2022 16:27 (IST)
Russia-Ukraine War: 9 Killed In Bombing In Ukriane's Southern City Of Mykolaiv

Nine people have been killed by a Russian airstrike on the Black Sea city of Mykolaiv near the strategic port of Odessa, the regional governor Vitaliy Kim said Sunday.

"Scum!!!!!! 9 people died as a result of the bombing by assholes. Mykolaiv," Kim wrote on Telegram.

Kim wrote earlier that according to preliminary information, the Russians bombed a gas turbine factory in the city on Sunday morning.

The local authorities announced an air raid warning early Sunday.

Mar 13, 2022 16:19 (IST)
Russia-Ukraine War: Turkey Asks Russia To Help Evacuate Turkish Citizens Out Of Mariupol

Turkey has asked Russia to help evacuate Turkish citizens stranded in the besieged city of Mariupol in southern Ukraine, Ankara's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters on Sunday.

"Yesterday, we called (Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov) and asked him for his help evacuating our citizens," Cavusoglu said.

Mar 13, 2022 15:53 (IST)
India Moves Out Embassy To Poland After Attacks In Western Parts Of Ukraine

The Indian embassy in war-hit Ukraine has been temporarily relocated to neighbouring Poland amid "deteriorating security situation" in the country, said New Delhi today.

Mar 13, 2022 14:58 (IST)
Russia-Ukraine War: UK Invites Britons To Open Homes To Ukrainians

Stung by criticism of its lacklustre approach to refugees fleeing Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the UK on Sunday unveiled a new scheme to allow them to stay with Britons for up to three years.

The "Homes for Ukraine" programme will allow "tens of thousands" to gain access to work, healthcare and education, even without family ties to Britain, cabinet secretary Michael Gove said.

The government wanted to try to ensure that "every available home" is opened up "to those who are fleeing persecution", he told Sky News.

"There are a large number of people in this country, generous hearted and in a position to provide homes, and businesses and charities as well," added Gove, whose portfolio includes housing.

Hosts will be given £350 ($457, 418 euros) a month and must commit to a minimum stay of six months -- potentially a stumbling block when Britons are grappling with the worst cost-of-living crisis in a generation.

Mar 13, 2022 14:52 (IST)
9 dead, 57 injured after Russia launched multiple air strikes at military base in western Ukraine
Nine people died and 57 were injured in Russian air strikes overnight on a Ukrainian military base close to the city of Lviv, the city's mayor said Sunday.

"Unfortunately we have 9 dead. 57 people were injured," Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadoviy wrote on Telegram.
Mar 13, 2022 14:35 (IST)
Bus carrying dozens of Ukrainians overturns in Italy, one dead, several injured
A bus carrying around 50 Ukrainians went off the road in Italy, leaving one dead and several injured, fire fighters said on Sunday.

The accident occurred on the highway between Cesena and Rimini, on the north eastern coast. Pictures posted by the fire fighters on Twitter show the bus had overturned.

Rescue operations are still underway, fire fighters said.
Mar 13, 2022 13:39 (IST)
Russian forces attempt to surround Ukrainian forces in east - UK intelligence
Russian forces are attempting to surround Ukrainian forces in the east of the country as they advance from the direction of Kharkiv in the north and Mariupol in the south, Britain's defence ministry said on Sunday.

"Russian forces advancing from Crimea are attempting to circumvent Mykolaiv as they look to drive west towards Odesa," the ministry said in an intelligence update posted on Twitter.
Mar 13, 2022 13:04 (IST)
Ukraine border town sees refugee influx, Hungarian exodus
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has led to an influx of refugees into the border town of Berehove in the Transcarpathia region, and an exodus of its ethnic-Hungarian population fleeing conscription.

Around half of Berehove's population of 22,000 is ethnic-Hungarian, the bilingual street signs, architecture and historical plaques testifying to its Magyar heritage.

But despite its location beside the Hungarian border and far from the fighting, the war has upended life in the town.  

Its hotels, private boarding houses, and even schools now host refugees, some of the two million Ukrainians internally displaced by the war so far. 
Mar 13, 2022 13:00 (IST)
Russia-Ukraine War: Ukrainian Woman, Out To Get Medicines For Ailing Mother, Killed By Russian Tank
A Russian tank reportedly blew up a Ukrainian woman who was leaving her home in Kyiv to get medicine for her ailing mother. The woman, Valeriia Maksetska, worked for a USAID partner organisation and was allegedly killed in a town near Kyiv.
Mar 13, 2022 11:41 (IST)
Russia strikes military base outside Ukraine's Lviv
Russian troops launched multiple air strikes on a military training ground outside Ukraine's western city of Lviv, near the border with Poland, a local official said Sunday.

Russia "launched an air strike on the International Centre for Peacekeeping and Security," some 40 kilometres (25 miles) northwest of Lviv, head of the Lviv regional administration, Maxim Kozitsky, said on his verified Facebook page, adding that eight missiles were fired. 
Mar 13, 2022 11:21 (IST)
Ukraine readies for 'relentless defence' of Kyiv
Ukraine prepared Sunday for a "relentless defence" of Kyiv as the capital faced possible encirclement by advancing Russian forces who have also kept up a bombardment of the besieged southern port city of Mariupol.

In a video address posted on social media late Saturday night, President Volodymyr Zelensky said nevertheless the Russians did not have the strength or spirit to conquer Ukraine.

"The Russian invaders cannot conquer us. They do not have such strength. They do not have such spirit. They are holding only on violence. Only on terror. Only on weapons, which they have a lot," he said.
Mar 13, 2022 11:09 (IST)
Greek, Turkish leaders to seek common ground over Ukraine war
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis are to hold talks in Istanbul on Sunday, a meeting analysts say will focus on coordination as war continues in Ukraine.

The meeting comes as Ankara seeks to shore up its credentials as a regional power player by mediating in the conflict.

On Thursday, the Turkish resort city of Antalya hosted the first talks between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba since the start of Russia's invasion.

They failed to broker a ceasefire. Now Mitsotakis will see Erdogan, mindful that the burgeoning conflict in Ukraine looms larger than the long-standing tensions between Athens and Ankara.
Mar 13, 2022 10:13 (IST)
Russia Inch Closer To Kyiv, Ukraine Says Fleeing Civilians Killed: 10 Facts
Russian forces have advanced closer to Ukraine capital Kyiv from the north, west and northeast. Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky also said Russia was sending new forces after suffering what he said were its biggest losses in decades. Here is a ten-point cheat sheet on the Russia-Ukraine war today.
Mar 13, 2022 09:13 (IST)
NATO chief says Russia may use chemical weapons
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Sunday that Russia might use chemical weapons following its invasion of Ukraine and that such a move would be a war crime, according to an interview in German newspaper Welt am Sonntag.

"In recent days, we have heard absurd claims about chemical and biological weapons laboratories," Stoltenberg was quoted by Welt am Sonntag as saying, adding that the Kremlin was inventing false pretexts to justify what could not be justified.

"Now that these false claims have been made, we must remain vigilant because it is possible that Russia itself could plan chemical weapons operations under this fabrication of lies. That would be a war crime," Stoltenberg was quoted as saying.
Mar 13, 2022 08:55 (IST)
Russia Ukraine War - The Lonely Envoy: Russia's UN Representative On The Defensive
It was the middle of an emergency session of the UN Security Council, late on the evening of February 23, and Vassily Nebenzia looked shaken -- his face pale, his shoulders sagging. 

Russia, the country he represents at the United Nations, had just invaded Ukraine, sending shock waves around the world that continue to reverberate today. Read more here.
Mar 13, 2022 08:18 (IST)
UN to hold more meetings this week on Ukraine war
The United Nations will have multiple meetings this week about Russia's war in Ukraine, though it is unclear if they will lead to the adoption of an official text, diplomats said.

On Monday, the Security Council will discuss the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Polish foreign minister Zbigniew Rau is expected to speak during the session, one of the diplomatic sources told AFP Saturday.

Although this is an annual meeting, it will place special focus on the war in Ukraine and will likely see fresh calls for peace.
Mar 13, 2022 07:48 (IST)
Brits to get 350 pounds a month to open homes to Ukraine refugees
Britain will pay people to open their homes to Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion as the government moves to deflect anger over its response to the fastest-growing refugee crisis in Europe since World War Two.

The new scheme called "Homes for Ukraine" will let refugees from the war come to Britain even if they do not have family ties, the government said on Sunday.

Britain will pay people 350 pounds ($456) a month if they can offer refugees a spare room or property for a minimum period of six months.
Mar 13, 2022 07:39 (IST)
Ukraine-Russia Crisis: Russian Forces Kill Seven Civilians Near Kyiv, Says Ukraine
Russian troops shot at a group of women and children evacuees leaving a village near Kyiv, killing seven, one of them a child, Ukraine's military intelligence service said Saturday, stating this happened on Friday.