Musk's Starlink project is an ambitious attempt to install a grid of satellites in the Earth's orbit to provide internet access across the globe. SpaceX has thus far put more than 1,700 Starlink satellites into orbit, and the company plans on launching more than 40,000 in total, RT reported.
Battalions of the 35th All-Military Army of the Eastern Military District are based in Mozyr, and can be used to strike targets on the territory of Ukraine. Dozens of tanks are located in the area of Shumske and BM-21 Grad rocket launchers were put up in the area of Kosivshchyna, Sumy Oblast, according to a report by the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Friday that he was ready to sit down for talks with Russia in order to end hostilities between the countries.
Russia has lost 14 planes, 8 helicopters, 102 tanks, 536 BBM, 15 heavy machine guns, and 1 BUK missile since February 24, according to Ukraine's military.
According to the IBM Security X-Force team, they have obtained a sample of the new and destructive 'HermeticWiper' malware being deleted on Ukrainian systems.
Ukraine President Zelensky has now made Shakun a Hero of Ukraine, the highest national title that can be conferred upon an individual citizen by the country's president, the report said.
One officer, Mykola Shlapak, said they helped her deliver the little girl and called an ambulance which took them both to hospital, where they both remain and are said to be doing well.
India on Friday managed to set up camp offices in Lviv and Chernivtsi towns in western Ukraine to facilitate the transit of Indians to Hungary, Romania and Poland.
In a letter written to the French National Assembly on Friday, French President Emmanuel Macron said that France will make additional commitments within the framework of NATO "to protect the soil of Baltic and Romanian allies."
In his two-minute address, Shrivastava urged the students to convey to their stranded friends whenever they talk to them that the entire Indian government team is working "day and night" to evacuate everyone from Ukraine.
Amid the increasing conflict, British media suspects that Russia President Putin may unleash the deadliest non-nuclear weapon in its arsenal, the 'Father of All Bombs' (FOAB) in the war in the face of rising Ukrainian resistance.
The Left government had earlier sought the intervention of the Ministry of External Affairs to ensure the safety of 2,320 students from Kerala studying in Ukraine.
On Thursday, the first day of the Russian invasion, Vitali and brother Wladimir had asked the international community for help in the face of Russian hostility in a video posted by online boxing editor for talkSPORT.com, Michael Benson.
Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Today programme, James Heappey said that aims to take key Ukrainian cities had not been successful.
The first evacuation flight AI1944 departed from Bucharest at 1.55 PM (Indian Standard Time) and is expected to land at the Mumbai airport at around 9 PM, they said.
Russia has no intention of occupying Ukraine and Moscow is ready to hold negotiations straight after the Ukrainian forces "lay down their arms," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a press conference on Friday.
On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin had authorised "a special military operation" in Donbass, and Ukraine confirmed that military installations across the country were under attack.
Maj Gen Konashenkov claimed the Russian military has taken full control of the southern city of Melitopol, about 35 km inland from the Azov Sea coast, and said Russia-backed separatists have made significant gains in the eastern region of Donbas, Daily Mail reported.
Rahul Gandhi shared a video of some Indian students from Karnataka who were stuck in a bunker in Ukraine, which is under attack from the Russian forces.
The Indian students heaved a sigh of relief on Friday evening when Indian embassy initiated efforts to bring back the stranded nationals home.
The Chess Olympiad, in which teams from approximately 190 countries compete for two weeks, was supposed to take place in Moscow from July 26 to August 8.
Street fighting broke out in Ukraine's capital city of Kiev overnight Friday as Russian troops closed in. Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy refused an offer from the US to have him evacuated from the country, saying, 'the fight is here.'
Meta earlier criticised Russia's move to restrict Facebook in the country, saying that it reacted in response to either Facebook's fact-checking practices and its policy of labelling state-run media accounts.
Air India will operate more flights on Saturday to Bucharest and Hungarian capital Budapest to evacuate Indians stranded in Ukraine. The Ukrainian airspace has been closed for civil aircraft operations since the morning of February 24 and therefore, the evacuation flights are operating out of Bucharest and Budapest.
The seized weapons include the US Javelin anti-tank missile systems and British NLAWs, the spokesman said on Friday, Xinhua news agency reported.
Russia's "special operation" in Ukraine is now in its third day after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a military action aimed at "demilitarizing" and "denazifying" the country.
"We're temporarily pausing advertisements in Ukraine and Russia to ensure critical public safety information is elevated and ads don't detract from it," the company posted in a tweet.
Russia's internet regulatory agency Roskomnadzor said that on February 24, Facebook social network (Meta Platforms) restricted the official accounts of four Russian media outlets.
US also slapped sanctions against Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, and Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, First Deputy Minister of Defence, and General of the Army Valery Gerasimov. The Treasury has previously designated 11 members of the Russian Security Council.
The UNSC draft resolution deplored in the strongest terms Russia's aggression against Ukraine and demanded that Russia immediately stop its attack on Ukraine and withdraw all its troops.
"Embassy is finding it increasingly difficult to help the crossing of those Indian nationals who reach border checkpoint without prior intimation," it said in the advisory.
Ukraine has shot down a Russian transport plane IL-76 near Vasylkiv town in Kiev region
At least 137 Ukrainians were killed and more than 300 injured in the military operation, Zelensky said earlier on Friday.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a briefing that his country has no plan to occupy Ukraine and Moscow is ready to hold negotiations straight after the Ukrainian forces "lay down their arms."
Konashenkov confirmed the Russian control of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, noting that soldiers of both sides have agreed to jointly protect the power units and the sarcophagus.
More than 100 fighter jets are now operating in 30 defence locations in Europe, accompanied by more than 120 ships and three strike carrier groups, Stoltenberg added.
Air India will operate two flights, one each from Delhi and Mumbai, to Bucharest (Romania) and Budapest (Hungary) on Saturday as special government charter flights.
Explaining the abstention, India's Permanent Representative, T.S. Tirumurti said, "It is a matter of regret that the path of diplomacy was given up. We must return to it."
The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has asked all International Federations (IFs) to relocate or cancel their sports events currently planned in Russia or Belarus.
With Ukraine closing its airspace after Russia launched a military operation in the country on Thursday, the Indian Embassy in Kiev has asked the Indian nationals to start moving towards the bordering areas so that they can be evacuated safely.