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Ukraine-Russia War Highlights: Ukraine Says No Longer Insisting On NATO Membership

Ukraine War Highlights: The US has banned Russian oil imports in its latest punishment for Russia for invading neighbouring Ukraine.

Ukraine-Russia War Highlights: Ukraine Says No Longer Insisting On NATO Membership

Ukraine War: Ukraine today accepted Russia's proposal of setting up humanitarian corridors.

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky said his country is no longer pressing for NATO membership, a delicate issue that was one of Russia's stated reasons for invading its pro-Western neighbor.

"I have cooled down regarding this question a long time ago after we understood that...NATO is not prepared to accept Ukraine," he said in a television interview.

Later in the day, the US banned Russian oil imports in its latest punishment for Russia for invading neighbouring Ukraine.

Meanwhile, Ukraine began evacuating civilians from Sumy today after Russia opened humanitarian corridors. Ukrainian and Russian officials today agreed to establish corridors in capital Kyiv and four other cities to move out civilians.

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Mar 09, 2022 05:46 (IST)
Ukraine War: Pentagon Says Poland’s Fighter Jet Offer For Ukraine "Not Tenable"
The United States believes that a Polish offer to deliver Mig-29 fighter jets to a US air base in Germany with a view to sending them to Ukraine is not "tenable," the Pentagon said Tuesday. (AFP)

Mar 09, 2022 05:13 (IST)
Ukraine War: Ready To Deploy MiG-29 Fighter Jets To US Air Base In Germany, Says Poland
Poland is willing to hand its Mig-29 fighter jets to the United States, the foreign ministry said in a statement Tuesday, under a reported scheme that would see the planes given to Ukraine. (AFP)
Mar 09, 2022 03:51 (IST)
Ukraine War: US says Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline 'dead'

The controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline that was halted over Russia's invasion of Ukraine is "dead," a senior US official said Tuesday, appearing to douse any hopes that the multi-billion-dollar gas venture could have a future. (AFP)

Mar 09, 2022 03:31 (IST)
Ukraine War: U.S. surprised at Poland's decision to give it fighter jets for Ukraine
Poland's decision to put all its MiG-29 fighter jets at the disposal of the United States was "a surprise move" by Warsaw, the U.S. State Department's No. 3 diplomat said on Tuesday, after Ukraine asked European countries to provide aircraft to help it fight Russia's invasion. (Reuters)
Mar 09, 2022 03:01 (IST)
Ukraine War: Coca-Cola says it will suspend Russia operations

Coca-Cola is suspending its business in Russia, the soft drinks giant announced Tuesday, as corporations and Western governments penalize Moscow for its invasion of Ukraine. (AFP)

Mar 09, 2022 02:44 (IST)
Ukraine War: Coffee Giant Starbucks Suspends Business In Russia Over Ukraine Invasion
Coffee chain Starbucks said Tuesday that it would halt operations in Russia -- the latest fallout in the corporate world over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.

Western governments, sporting organizations and big companies have curtailed ties with Russia or dealt it punishing sanctions over the internationally condemned attack on its neighbor. (AFP)
Mar 09, 2022 01:19 (IST)
Ukraine War: Russia announces humanitarian ceasefire in Ukraine for Wednesday morning

Moscow has announced a humanitarian ceasefire in Ukraine for Wednesday morning to carry out the evacuation of the civilian population, Russian news agencies reported. 

"From 10:00 MSK (0700 GMT) on March 9, 2022, the Russian Federation is declaring a 'regime of silence' and is ready to provide humanitarian corridors," a cell of the Russian defence ministry charged with humanitarian operations in Ukraine said Tuesday. (AFP)
Mar 09, 2022 01:16 (IST)
Ukraine War: UN tourism body to vote on suspending Russia's membership
The United Nations' tourism body said on Tuesday it would vote in the coming days to temporarily suspend Russia's membership in the organisation due to the country's invasion of Ukraine.

The executive council of the Madrid-based World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) met on Tuesday to make the unprecedented decision to call for a vote on a country's membership, it said in a statement.(Reuters)

Mar 08, 2022 23:48 (IST)
Ukraine War: McDonald's Says Closing All Restaurants In Russia
Fast-food giant McDonald's said today it was closing its 850 restaurants in Russia, joining a growing tide of companies pulling out of the country following the invasion of Ukraine. "We cannot ignore the needless human suffering unfolding in Ukraine," the company said in a statement. "McDonald's has decided to temporarily close all our restaurants in Russia and pause all operations in the market." (AFP)
Mar 08, 2022 23:33 (IST)
Ukraine Live News: Ukraine Police Say 27 Civilians Killed In Kharkiv In Past 24 Hours
At least 27 civilians have been killed in attacks by Russian forces on the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv in the past 24 hours, Ukrainian regional police official Serhiy Bolvinov said on Tuesday. Overall, 170 have been killed across Kharkiv region since the start of Russia's invasion on February 24, including five children, he said in an online post. (Reuters)
Mar 08, 2022 23:29 (IST)
Ukraine Russia War Live: PM Modi, Dutch Counterpart Discuss Ukraine Crisis
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to his Netherlands counterpart Mark Rutte on Tuesday as the two leaders discussed the ongoing situation in war-hit Ukraine and shared their concerns over the continuing humanitarian situation there. The PMO in a statement said PM Modi, in the telephonic conversation, reiterated India's consistent appeal for cessation of hostilities and a return to the path of dialogue and diplomacy. He welcomed the ongoing talks between Russia and Ukraine, and hoped for an early resolution to the crisis. (PTI)
Mar 08, 2022 23:23 (IST)
Ukraine President Invokes Winston Churchill, Says Will "Fight To The End"
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky, invoking the wartime defiance of British prime minister Winston Churchill, vowed Tuesday to "fight to the end" in a historic virtual speech to UK lawmakers.

Mar 08, 2022 23:23 (IST)
Ukraine War Live News: New York Times Pulls Russia News Team Over New Law
The New York Times on Tuesday announced its editorial staff was pulling out of Russia over Moscow's punitive new media law, following other outlets that have withdrawn over safety concerns. "Russia's new legislation seeks to criminalize independent, accurate news reporting about the war against Ukraine," the New York Times organization said in a statement. (AFP)
Mar 08, 2022 23:13 (IST)
Ukraine War: Russia Says Destroyed Around 900 Ukraine Armoured Vehicles
The Russian armed forces have destroyed almost 900 Ukrainian tanks and other armoured vehicles since the start of what Russia calls a "special military operation" on February 24, the Russian defence ministry said on Tuesday. They have also downed 84 drones, it added. The ministry said that after the end of the agreed "silent regime" around the strategic port city of Mariupol on Tuesday, an offensive was renewed there by the forces of the pro-Russian Donetsk region. (Reuters)
Mar 08, 2022 23:04 (IST)
Ukraine War: BBC To Resume English-Language Reporting From Russia
The BBC said it would resume English-language broadcasting from Russia from Tuesday evening, after suspending its reporting as it examined tough new media laws. "After careful deliberation we have decided to resume English-language reporting from Russia this evening after it was temporarily suspended at the end of last week," it added. (AFP)
Mar 08, 2022 22:45 (IST)
Ukraine War Live: Ukraine Says No Longer Insisting On NATO Membership
President Volodymyr Zelensky said he is no longer pressing for NATO membership for Ukraine, a delicate issue that was one of Russia's stated reasons for invading its pro-Western neighbour.

Mar 08, 2022 22:44 (IST)
Ukraine Live: Standing Ovation For Ukraine President Before UK Parliament Speech
British MPs on Tuesday gave a standing ovation for Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky before he gave a historic virtual address to the House of Commons. The embattled president spoke to MPs as part of his diplomatic push for more Western action against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. "We have all been fighting for our country," he said. (AFP)
Mar 08, 2022 22:04 (IST)
US Bans Russian Oil Imports Over Ukraine Invasion
President Joe Biden announced a ban on US imports of Russian oil on Tuesday, in the administration's most far-reaching action yet to punish Moscow for invading Ukraine. Read here.

Mar 08, 2022 22:03 (IST)
Ukraine War: UK To Phase Out Russian Oil Imports By End Of 2022
Britain said today it would phase out Russian oil imports by the end of this year, in line with an expected announcement by the United States following the invasion of Ukraine. "This transition will give the market, businesses and supply chains more than enough time to replace Russian imports -- which make up 8.0 percent of UK demand," Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng tweeted. (AFP)
Mar 08, 2022 21:51 (IST)
Ukraine Live: Gandhian Organisations In Delhi Protest Over Russia-Ukraine Conflict
A group of Gandhian organisations held a demonstration against the ongoing Ukraine-Russia war in Delhi today, hoping for the violence to stop. Scores of individuals -- some of them holding posters that read 'No to War' -- also joined the demonstration as they staged a sit in on a road stretch near Raj Ghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. (PTI)
Mar 08, 2022 21:36 (IST)
Ukraine Live: Russia Says Ukraine Declined To Endorse Evacuation Routes
Moscow said on Tuesday that Ukrainian authorities had endorsed only one civilian evacuation route from areas affected by fighting out of 10 that were proposed, including five towards territory controlled by Kyiv, the Interfax news agency reported. The Russian defence ministry said 723 people had been evacuated through the Sumy-Poltava corridor, including 576 Indian nationals, in a first convoy. (Reuters)
Mar 08, 2022 21:32 (IST)
Ukraine War Live: US Estimates 2,000-4,000 Russian Soldiers Killed In Ukraine
The US Defense Department told lawmakers today it estimates between 2,000 and 4,000 Russian soldiers have been killed in Moscow's nearly two-week-old invasion of Ukraine. Asked at a House Intelligence Committee hearing how many Russian troops have died to date in the military operation, Lieutenant General Scott Berrier, director of the Pentagon's Defense Intelligence Agency, said "somewhere between two (thousand) and 4,000." Berrier did add however that the estimate is considered "low confidence" because it was put together using a combination of intelligence sources and open source data. (AFP)
Mar 08, 2022 21:20 (IST)
Ukraine Live: US Spy Chief Says Putin May Escalate Despite Setbacks In Ukraine
US Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines said today that Russian President Vladimir Putin is unlikely to be deterred and may escalate the assault on Ukraine, despite setbacks in Ukraine and economic hardships resulting from international sanctions. "Our analysts assess that Putin is unlikely to be deterred by such setbacks and instead may escalate," she told a House of Representatives hearing on global threats. (Reuters)
Mar 08, 2022 21:16 (IST)
Ukraine Says 3 Killed, 3 Children Wounded By Anti-Personnel Mine Near Kyiv
Three adults were killed and three children wounded when an anti-personnel mine exploded under their car on a road in the Chernigiv region north of Kyiv, Ukraine's ombudsman said Tuesday. It is believed to be the first time during the conflict that civilians have been killed by a landmine, ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova told AFP. She stressed that using anti-personnel mines against civilians is barred by international law. (AFP)
Mar 08, 2022 21:10 (IST)
Ukraine War: Over 100 Anti-War Protesters Detained In Russia, Says Monitor
Russian police arrested at least 100 people at protests against the invasion of Ukraine today, the OVD-Info monitoring group said, adding that detentions were still continuing. There was no immediate comment from the police. More than 5,000 people were arrested in anti-war protests on Sunday. (Reuters)
Mar 08, 2022 20:36 (IST)
Ukraine Live: Ukraine Says Second Convoy Of Evacuees Leaves Sumy
A second convoy of evacuees left the Ukrainian city of Sumy through a "humanitarian corridor" created under a temporary ceasefire agreement with Russia on Tuesday, Ukraine's deputy presidential chief of staff Kyrylo Tymoshenko said. Earlier on Tuesday, regional authorities said the ceasefire had mostly held, allowing a first wave of evacuation of civilians including 1,000 foreign students. (Reuters)
Mar 08, 2022 20:34 (IST)
EU Lawmakers To Push For Nan On New 'Golden Passports', Visas For Russians
The European Parliament is set to approve on Wednesday a report urging the EU to ban golden passport schemes by 2025 and immediately stop the issuance of visas and passports to rich Russians in exchange for investments. The move follows Russia's invasion of Ukraine which has triggered global sanctions of unprecedented severity against Moscow, with targets including a number of powerful and wealthy Russians seen as close to President Vladimir Putin. (AFP)
Mar 08, 2022 20:33 (IST)
Ukraine Live News: After Germany, Spain Opens Probe Of Russian Actions In Ukraine
The Spanish public prosecutor's office said today it had opened a probe into possible "serious violations of international humanitarian law by Russia in Ukraine". The aim is to "determine the criminal nature" of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the office said in a statement, just hours after Germany's federal prosecutors opened a probe into suspected war crimes by Russian troops. (AFP)
Mar 08, 2022 19:13 (IST)
Ukraine War Live News Updates: Putin Says Will Not Use Conscript Soldiers In Ukraine
Russia will not use any conscript soldiers in Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday. "I emphasize that conscript soldiers are not participating in hostilities and will not participate in them. And there will be no additional call-up of reservists," Putin said in a televised message to mark International Women's Day. (Reuters)
Mar 08, 2022 19:11 (IST)
Ukraine Live: Ukraine President Speaks To Israel PM On Mediation Efforts With Russia
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy spoke to Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett today about Bennett's efforts to act as an intermediary with Moscow after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Kyiv has voiced frustration with Israel's refusal to provide defensive aid to Ukraine against Russia but has welcomed its role as a go-between. "Thanked for Israel's mediation efforts. Discussed ways to end the war and violence," Zelenskiy said in a tweet. (Reuters)
Mar 08, 2022 18:36 (IST)
Ukraine Evacuation: About 18,000 Indians Brought Back From Ukraine So Far
Under 'Operation Ganga' to rescue Indian citizens from Ukraine's neighbouring countries, about 18,000 Indians have been brought back by special flights so far. As many as 410 Indians were brought back today by special civilian flights from Ukraine's neighbouring countries by two special civilian flights from Suceava, said an official press release. With this, about 18,000 Indians have been brought back through the special flights which began on February 22, 2022. (ANI)
Mar 08, 2022 18:34 (IST)
Ukraine Live News: UK Says Visa Centre For Ukraine Refugees Being Set Up In France
The UK government today said it was setting up a visa centre for Ukrainian refugees in northern France, after confusion and anger that some were being turned away. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss told parliament a "pop-up" site would be located in Lille, some 70 miles (110 kilometres) from Calais where scores of Ukrainians have flocked. (AFP)
Mar 08, 2022 17:50 (IST)
Ukraine Says Temporary Ceasefire Mostly Held In Sumy, Allowing Evacuations
A temporary ceasefire mostly held around the Ukrainian city of Sumy on Tuesday, allowing civilians including around 1,000 foreign students to be evacuated through a humanitarian corridor, the regional governor said. Convoys of 20-30 private cars were leaving in waves, Governor Dmytro Zhyvytsky said in televised comments. (Reuters)
Mar 08, 2022 17:42 (IST)
Ukraine Live Updates: Energy Giant Shell Says Will Stop Russian Oil Purchases
Energy giant Shell said today it would withdraw from its involvement in Russian gas and oil, including an immediate stop to purchases of crude from the country. The UK-based company also issued an apology for buying a cargo of Russian crude oil last week and said it would shut its service stations, aviation fuels and lubricants operations in the country. Shell said it'd withdraw from its involvement in all Russian hydrocarbons "in a phased manner, aligned with a new (UK) government guidance" following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. "As an immediate first step, the company will stop all spot purchases of Russian crude oil," it said in a statement. (AFP)
Mar 08, 2022 17:32 (IST)
Ukraine Live: Ukraine Says Russian Forces' Advance Has "Slowed Considerably"
The advance of Russian forces in Ukraine has slowed significantly and Ukrainian forces are counter-attacking in some areas, Ukrainian presidential adviser Oleksiy Arestovych said on Tuesday. "The tempo of the enemy's advance has slowed considerably, and in certain directions where they were advancing it has practically stopped," he told a televised briefing. "The forces that continue to advance, advance in small forces." (Reuters)
Mar 08, 2022 17:30 (IST)
Ukraine Live News: Ukraine Says Russian Forces Hit 2 Oil Depots In Northern Region
Russian forces are bombing civilian infrastructure and homes in Ukraine's northern region of Zhytomyr, and carried out air strikes on two oil depots on Monday evening, Governor Vitaliy Bunechko said in televised comments on Tuesday. He gave no further details. (Reuters)
Mar 08, 2022 17:27 (IST)
Ukraine Live: Attacks On Ukraine Hospitals, Ambulances Increasing Rapidly: WHO
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that attacks on hospitals, ambulances and other healthcare facilities in Ukraine have increased rapidly in recent days and warned the country is running short of vital medical supplies. The UN agency on Monday confirmed at least nine people had died in 16 attacks on healthcare facilities since the start of a Russian invasion on February 24. It did not say who was responsible. (Reuters)
Mar 08, 2022 17:25 (IST)
Latest Advisory For Indians Stuck In Various Parts Of War-Hit Ukraine
Mar 08, 2022 17:23 (IST)
Ukraine Live Updates: Adidas Joins Brands Closing Russia Stores Following Invasion
German sportswear group Adidas is temporarily closing its stores in Russia and shut its online shop, joining a growing list of companies suspending their activities following the invasion of Ukraine. Adidas said in a statement late Monday that it would "suspend the operations of our stores and our e-commerce site in Russia until further notice" but continue to pay its employees. (AFP)
Mar 08, 2022 17:13 (IST)
Ukraine Live: SpiceJet Delays Evacuation Flight By 3 Hours To Bring Back 36 Indians
SpiceJet delayed its evacuation flight from Suceava in Romania by approximately three hours on Monday night for a group of 36 Indian students who were stranded at the Ukraine-Romania border. "The departure of SpiceJet flight SG 9547 from Suceava to Delhi with 152 Indian students on board was scheduled at 7.20 pm (local time) when information was received about a group of 36 Indian students stranded at the Ukraine-Romania border," according to a statement issued by the airline. 

A decision was taken to wait for the students who would be travelling by road to the Suceava Ștefan cel Mare International Airport, the statement said. The departure of the flight was revised thrice as the SpiceJet team waited for the Indian students to arrive, it stated. "The flight finally departed at 10.05 pm (local time) and reached Delhi at 8.30 am today (local time) with a total of 188 students on-board," according to the statement. (PTI)
Mar 08, 2022 17:12 (IST)
Ukraine Live: German Prosecutors Open Probe Into Suspected Ukraine War Crimes
Germany's federal prosecutor has opened a probe into suspected war crimes by Russian troops since the invasion of Ukraine, authorities said today, amid international outrage over attacks on civilians and critical infrastructure. "We will collect and secure all evidence of war crimes," Justice Minister Marco Buschmann told the Passauer Neue Presse newspaper. Germany's federal prosecution office in Karlsruhe has opened a so-called structural investigation to begin collecting evidence, he said. A source in the office confirmed to AFP that a probe had been opened. (AFP)
Mar 08, 2022 16:58 (IST)
Reuters: China's Xi Calls For "Maximum Restraint" In Ukraine
Chinese President Xi Jinping today described the situation in Ukraine as worrying and called for "maximum restraint," saying the priority should be preventing the situation there from spinning out of control, Chinese state media reported. Xi, speaking at a virtual meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, said the three countries should jointly support peace talks between Russia and Ukraine, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV reported. (Reuters)
Mar 08, 2022 16:18 (IST)
Ukraine: "Hearing Promises For 13 Days": Ukraine President To West On No-Fly Zone
President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday denounced what he called unkept "promises" by the West to protect Ukraine from Russian attacks.

Mar 08, 2022 16:18 (IST)
Ukraine Live: EU Says Will Propose Sanctions Regime Against Disinformation
The European Union's executive will propose a new mechanism to punish disinformation around the world, foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said today, citing what he said were lies intentionally spread by Russian state-owned media. Borrell told the European Parliament that the EU should be able to freeze assets and ban travel to the bloc of those deemed responsible, in order to highlight such abuses of information to manipulate and mislead. (Reuters)
Mar 08, 2022 16:03 (IST)
Ukraine Live: EU To Sanction More Russian Oligarchs, Belarus Banks, Says Report
The European Commission has prepared a new package of sanctions against Russia and Belarus over the invasion of Ukraine that will hit additional Russian oligarchs and politicians and three Belarusian banks, three sources told Reuters on Tuesday. The sanctions, to be discussed by EU ambassadors on Tuesday at a meeting starting at 1400 GMT, will ban three Belarusian banks from the SWIFT banking system and add several oligarchs and Russian lawmakers to the EU blacklist, which already includes many, the sources told Reuters.
Mar 08, 2022 15:54 (IST)
Ukraine Live: Ukraine Says 30 Buses En Route To Collect Evacuees From Mariupol
As many as 30 buses are on the way to the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol to collect evacuees via a humanitarian corridor to Ukraine-controlled territory, deputy prime minister Iryna Vereshchuk said on television on Tuesday. There were signs Russian forces were firing in the direction of a route for humanitarian aid, she added, without providing further details. (Reuters)
Mar 08, 2022 15:52 (IST)
Ukraine Live: Jailed Kremlin Critic Urges Russians To Keep Protesting Ukraine War
Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has urged the Russians to continue protesting against Moscow's invasion of Ukraine, days after thousands of protesters were arrested at anti-war rallies nationwide. Over 13,500 Russians have been detained at demonstrations against the invasion of Ukraine since President Putin ordered his army to attack its pro-Western neighbour on February 24. (AFP)
Mar 08, 2022 15:44 (IST)
Ukraine Live: Ukraine President Says Child Died From Dehydration In Besieged City
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in a video address today that a child had died from dehydration in Ukraine's besieged city of Mariupol, which has had no water, power or heating supplies for days. "In 2022, from dehydration," Zelenskiy said, likening the crisis linked to Russian bombardment of Ukrainian cities to that created by the Nazi invasion during World War 2. The child's death could not immediately be confirmed independently. (Reuters)
Mar 08, 2022 15:39 (IST)
Ukraine Live: UN Rights Chief Decries Arrests Of Anti-War Protesters In Russia
The ability to criticise public policy in Russia, particularly its invasion of Ukraine, is narrowing, with some 12,700 people unlawfully detained in anti-war protests, the top UN human rights official Michelle Bachelet said on Tuesday. "I remain concerned about the use of repressive legislation that impedes the exercise of civil and political rights and criminalising non-violent behaviour," Bachelet told the Human RIghts Council in Geneva, speaking by video message. (Reuters)
Mar 08, 2022 15:37 (IST)
Ukraine War: Trapped Civilians In Ukraine Must Be Allowed To Leave Safely: UN Rights Chief
UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet called today for civilians trapped in active hostilities in numerous areas of Ukraine to be able to leave safely. Pro-Ukrainian activists have been unlawfully detained in the east of their homeland, while people considered pro-Russian have been beaten in Ukraine, she said in a speech to the Human Rights Council, citing reports received by her office. "I repeat my urgent call for a peaceful end to hostilities," Bachelet told the Geneva forum by video message. (Reuters)
Mar 08, 2022 15:00 (IST)
First convoy of evacuees leaves Ukrainian city of Sumy, officials say
A first convoy of residents and foreign students has left the Ukrainian city of Sumy after an agreement with Russia on establishing a humanitarian corridor, officials said on Tuesday.
Mar 08, 2022 14:55 (IST)
Ukraine refugees to top 2 million 'today' or 'tomorrow': UN
The number of refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine is expected to top two million in the next two days, the head of the UN refugee agency said Tuesday.

"I do think that we will pass the two million mark today or maybe at the latest tomorrow. So, it doesn't stop," Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, told reporters in Oslo.

Mar 08, 2022 14:49 (IST)
Japan to closely monitor meeting of Russian, Ukrainian Foreign Ministers: Chief Secretary
Japan intends to closely follow the course of the meeting between Foreign Ministers of Russia and Ukraine, Sergey Lavrov and Dmytro Kuleba, scheduled for March 10 in the Turkish city of Antalya, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said on Tuesday.
Mar 08, 2022 14:31 (IST)
Second wave of refugees from Ukraine will be more vulnerable, UNHCR head says
After the first wave of refugees from Ukraine there is likely to be a second wave consisting of more vulnerable refugees, the head of the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday.

"If the war continues we will start seeing people that have no resources and no connections," UNHCR head Filippo Grandi told a news conference.
Mar 08, 2022 14:20 (IST)
Poland Mothers Leave Empty Strollers At Station For Ukraine Refugees
The original photo was captured on March 3 at the Przemysl train station in Poland, barely eight miles from the Ukrainian border
Mar 08, 2022 14:07 (IST)
Ukraine starts evacuating civilians from Sumy and Irpin
Ukraine began evacuating civilians from the northeastern city of Sumy and from the town of Irpin near the capital Kyiv on Tuesday, Ukrainian officials said.

The evacuations began after Russian and Ukrainian officials agreed to establish "humanitarian corridors" to allow civilians out of some towns and cities besieged by Russian forces.
Mar 08, 2022 13:47 (IST)
All sanctions options on the table, including energy: Dutch Foreign Minister
All sanctions options against Russia are on the table, but if the European Union imposes sanctions on energy, all EU states must be able to bear the burden, the Foreign Minister of the Netherlands, Wopke Hoekstra, said in Vilnius on Tuesday.
Mar 08, 2022 13:38 (IST)
Ukraine's Zelenskiy to address British parliament
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy will address British lawmakers via videolink in the House of Commons on Tuesday, the first time a president of another country has addressed the main Westminster chamber.

Mar 08, 2022 13:26 (IST)
UK says it will back Poland if decides to sends jets to Ukraine
British defence minister Ben Wallace said on Tuesday Britain would support Poland if it decided to provide Ukraine with fighter jets, but warned that doing so might have direct consequences for Poland.
Mar 08, 2022 13:12 (IST)
CAATSA Sanctions On India Over S-400 Missiles Would Be 'Extraordinarily Foolhardy': US Senator Ted Cruz
India is a critical ally and it would be "extraordinarily foolhardy" to impose any sanctions on New Delhi under the punitive CAATSA law for its purchase of S-400 missile system from Russia, a top Republican Senator told the Biden administration.
Mar 08, 2022 13:03 (IST)
'Humanitarian corridor' set to allow civilians out of Ukraine's Sumy: Deputy PM
It has been agreed that the first convoy will start at 10 a.m. (0800 GMT) from the city of Sumy. The convoy will be followed by the local population in personal vehicles, the deputy PM said
Mar 08, 2022 12:46 (IST)
At least nine dead in bombing of Ukraine city Sumy
At least nine people, including two children, have died in an air strike on the Ukrainian city of Sumy, some 350 kilometres east of Kiev, the rescue services said Tuesday.

"Enemy planes insidiously attacked apartment buildings" on Monday night, the rescue services said on Telegram after arriving on the scene at 11 pm. Sumy, near the Russian border, has been the scene of heavy fighting for days.

Mar 08, 2022 12:34 (IST)
At least nine dead in bombing of Ukraine city Sumy
Mar 08, 2022 12:24 (IST)
US President Biden thanks South Korea for joining sanctions against Russia
US President Joe Biden has sent a letter of thanks to South Korean President Moon Jae-in for joining financial sanctions and export controls against Russia, saying the move sent a strong message of support for Ukraine, Moon's office said on Tuesday.
Mar 08, 2022 12:16 (IST)
Ukraine President Zelensky Says "Not Hiding, Not Afraid", Shares Location
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky today said that he is in Kyiv and is not afraid. The statement comes amid the Russian troops intensifying shelling in several Ukrainian cities. Russian forces are inching closer to the capital Kyiv from the north and west.
Mar 08, 2022 12:06 (IST)
More than 291,000 Ukrainians fled to Romania since Russian invasion
A total of 291,081 Ukrainians have fled to Romania since a Russian invasion on Feb. 24, including 29,636 on Monday, border police data showed on Tuesday.
Mar 08, 2022 11:58 (IST)
Europe Energy Crisis: Russia Threatens To Cut Gas Supplies To Europe Via Nord Stream 1
Russia threatened to cut natural gas supplies to Europe via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline as part of its response to sanctions imposed over the invasion of Ukraine, a move that could heighten the turmoil in energy markets and drive up consumer prices.
Mar 08, 2022 11:46 (IST)
Health crisis spills out of Ukraine conflict
The World Health Organization (WHO) is warning that the exodus raises the spectre of a regional health catastrophe on top of the huge toll in death and destruction from the fighting in Ukraine
Mar 08, 2022 11:36 (IST)
Closer Defence Ties Way Forward: UK On India's Russia-Ukraine Stance
Britain said that India's stance on the Russia-Ukraine conflict was the result of its dependence on Russia and therefore the way forward would be to ensure closer economic and defence ties between India and the UK.
Mar 08, 2022 11:17 (IST)
Naveen's body will be brought to India once shelling stops in Ukraine: Karnataka CM
Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar informed the Karnataka government that the body of Naveen Shekharappa who died in Ukraine amid the Russian military operations will be brought to India once shelling stops there, said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday.
Mar 08, 2022 11:04 (IST)
Russia To Provide Evacuation Corridors Today Amid India's Students Worry
"In order to conduct a humanitarian operation from 12.30 IST on March 8, 2022, Russia declares cease-fire and is ready to provide humanitarian corridors," the Russian embassy in India tweeted.
Mar 08, 2022 10:49 (IST)
UK, western nations considering sanctions targeting Russian energy exports
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a joint press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Monday said that London and other Western governments are seriously considering sanctions on Russian energy exports in response to the ongoing military operation in Ukraine.
Mar 08, 2022 10:23 (IST)
Australia announces fresh sanctions against 'propagandists' Russia
Australia has imposed another round of sanctions against Russia for its "unjustified invasion" of Ukraine and is targeting Moscow's senior military officers, as well as state propagandists spreading "pro-Kremlin disinformation".
Mar 08, 2022 10:04 (IST)
FIFA to let foreign players leave Ukraine and Russia
FIFA on Monday announced that it will suspend the contracts of foreign players currently tied to Ukrainian and Russian clubs for the rest of the 2021-22 season.
Mar 08, 2022 09:59 (IST)
US envoys held energy talks with Venezuela's Maduro: White House
The White House said Monday that a US delegation held weekend talks in Venezuela with the government of President Nicolas Maduro that included a discussion of energy supplies -- as Washington looks for ways to reduce its imports of Russian oil.
Mar 08, 2022 09:46 (IST)
Russia said it would open humanitarian corridors from 12.30 IST on March 8
Mar 08, 2022 09:44 (IST)
Germany to host G7 meeting on Ukraine invasion's impact on food security
Germany will host a virtual meeting of agricultural ministers from G7 countries on Friday to discuss the impact of Russia's invasion of Ukraine on global food security and how to best stabilize food markets, the government said.
Mar 08, 2022 09:35 (IST)
500 More US Troops To Be Deployed In Poland, Romania, Germany, Greece: Pentagon
The United States announced on Monday that over 500 US troops would be deployed in Europe to reinforce NATO's flank including Poland, Romania, Germany and Greece.
Mar 08, 2022 09:27 (IST)
Asian markets fall again, oil builds on gains as Ukraine war rages
Asian markets mostly fell again Tuesday as investors try to assess the economic impact of the Ukraine war, while oil prices extended gains after rocketing to a near 14-year high.

Mar 08, 2022 09:13 (IST)
Russia Says Oil Prices Will Hit $300 A Barrel If US, Europe Ban Imports
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak warned Monday that a ban on Russian oil imports would have "catastrophic" consequences, as Western allies consider further sanctions on Moscow over Ukraine.
Mar 08, 2022 08:48 (IST)
Second Russian general killed in war, Ukraine says
Ukraine's military intelligence said on Tuesday that Ukrainian forces have killed a Russian general near the besieged city of Kharkiv, the second Russian senior commander to die in the invasion.

Major General Vitaly Gerasimov, first deputy commander of Russia's 41st army, was killed on Monday, the Chief Directorate of Intelligence of Ukraine's defence ministry said in a statement.
Mar 08, 2022 08:34 (IST)
Russian, Belarusian hackers target Ukraine in phishing, Google says
Alphabet Inc's Google said it has seen Russian hackers well-known to law enforcement, including FancyBear, engaging in espionage, phishing campaigns and other attacks targeting Ukraine and its European allies in recent weeks.

Mar 08, 2022 08:09 (IST)
Why Ukraine Has Been Able To Stall Russian Troops Till Now: 5 Reasons
Almost two weeks into the Russian invasion of their country, Ukrainian forces have managed to hold up the advance of their foes with resistance that has won plaudits from Western allies.
Mar 08, 2022 07:55 (IST)
Japan freezes assets of 32 more Russian, Belarusian officials, oligarchs
Japan has frozen the assets of an additional 32 Russian and Belarusian officials and oligarchs, the Ministry of Finance announced on Tuesday.

Japan also is banning exports of Russia-bound oil refinery equipment and Belarus-bound general-purpose items that can be used by its military, the ministry said.

Mar 08, 2022 07:36 (IST)
IBM suspends all business in Russia due to Ukraine conflict
The multinational technology corporation IBM has suspended all its business in Russia due to the conflict in Ukraine, CEO Arvind Krishna said.

"I've heard from many of you in response to last week's announcement regarding the war in Ukraine, and I appreciate your feedback. First, let me be very clear -- we have suspended all business in Russia. In addition, I want to give you an update on a few of the efforts underway to support our colleagues in the region," Krishna said in a statement on Monday.

Mar 08, 2022 07:30 (IST)
World Bank approves $723 million in loans, grants for Ukraine
The World Bank said its executive board on Monday approved a $723 million package of loans and grants for Ukraine, providing desperately needed government budget support as the country battles a Russian invasion.
Mar 08, 2022 07:11 (IST)
"Safe Corridor Didn't Materialise": India On Students In Ukraine's Sumy
Raising concern about the worsening situation in Ukraine, India on Tuesday said that the ensuing humanitarian crisis deserves immediate and urgent attention.
Mar 08, 2022 07:08 (IST)
Ukraine, Russia Fail To Agree On Humanitarian Corridors
Ukraine and Russia made tentative progress in talks Monday but failed to reach a deal on creating "humanitarian corridors" from pummelled cities, as the bloodshed from Moscow's invasion mounted.

Kyiv said there had been "positive results" from the third round of negotiations, focused on giving civilians evacuation routes from besieged towns, but Russia said its expectations from the talks were "not fulfilled".