"Crude oil prices surged as US and European Union is evaluating to impose the harsh sanctions on Russia including oil import ban. The delay in Iran nuclear deal has also pushed oil prices up with fear of around 11 mb per day of supply may go off-line from the market."
Amid the ongoing war, Ukraine and Russia held two rounds of talks on February 28 and March 3, and are expected to have the third round of negotations on Monday.
The report went on to say that as Zelensky "tries to stay out of the hands of Russian forces in Kiev", he "travels with encrypted communications equipment, provided by the Americans".
Since the war began, Modi has also spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin twice during which he urged the latter to give a safe passage to Indian nationals from Kharkiv, Sumy and Odessa.
Meanwhile, the US-based video game holding company Activision Blizzard has announced that it is suspending new sales "of and in" its games in Russia.
Denysenko's remarks on Sunday came as Russia has continued its invasion of Ukraine, with continued shelling and attacks across the country, including major cities.
The Ministry of External Affairs on Saturday said that no Indian is now left in the war torn Ukraine's Kharkiv region.
As was agreed by the Ukrainian side, the humanitarian corridors will allow the exit of civilians from Mariupol and Volnovakha in south Ukraine, the Ministry said, without disclosing how long the ceasefire will last.
During the meeting, Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said that the Russian military is doing everything to ensure the peaceful evacuation of foreign nationals stranded in Ukraine.
Russia's communications agency Roskomnadzor on Friday blocked access to Facebook, citing 26 cases of "discrimination against Russian media and information resources by Facebook" since October 2020.
The President also expressed hope that Kiev will take a "reasonable and constructive stance" during a third round of talks between Russia and Ukraine.
The number of foreign nationals who are being forcibly held by Ukrainian nationalists is shocking. In Kharkiv, this includes 3,189 citizens of India, up to 2,700 citizens of Vietnam, 202 citizens of China. In Sumy, this includes 576 Indian citizens, 101 Ghanaian citizens and 121 Chinese citizens.
Bagchi said around 20,000 Indians have left Ukraine's borders since India issued its first travel advisories in mid-February.
The only local TV channel working in the city is UA: Kherson, which is broadcasting the Ukrainian nationwide information marathon. Other regional channels are not currently operating. The situation is similar in other districts of the region.
Together with China, France, the UK and the US, Russia is a permanent member of the UN Security Council with a right to veto the body's resolutions. Moscow last used this right a week ago to block an American-sponsored draft, condemning its incursion into Ukraine.
Igor Kolykhaiev, the city's Mayor, said in an update that "armed visitors" had stormed a council meeting and imposed new rules including a strict curfew and urged citizens to follow them. But it was far from clear whether Ukrainian forces had totally withdrawn, with the UK MoD saying Thursday the situation is "unclear".
In a statement to the local Ukrainska Pravda newspaper, the Kiev-based Centre for Defence Strategies said: "The enemy is trying to encircle the capital with a massive gathering of troops (close to 30 tactical battalions). The biggest threat comes from the north and north west of Kiev (Ivankiv, Vorzel, Bucha, Irpin Hostomil)."
India has been evacuating its citizens through special flights from Ukraine's western neighbours such as Romania, Hungary and Poland as the Ukrainian airspace has been shut since February 24 due to the Russian military offensive.
This was the fourth abstention by India on a vote on the Ukraine issue at the UN -- the other three at the Security Council where India is an elected member.
Around 17,000 Indian nationals have left war-torn Ukraine through its different borders since the Indian Embassy in Ukraine issued advisories, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Wednesday.
The Indian Embassy in Ukraine has warned the country's students in Kharkiv to immediately leave the city. However, this seems to be difficult as after trudging for miles these students are finding that the doors of the trains passing through the Kharkiv railway station remain closed.
The Indian Embassy in Ukraine issued a second advisory within an hour asking Indian nationals in Ukraine to leave Kharkhiv any how by 6 p.m. on Wednesday. "If you are not able to get train, bus or any other means of transport, leave Kharkiv on foot by 6 p.m. (Ukrainian time), Indian Embassy in Ukraine told stranded Indian citizens in an "urgent advisory" on Wednesday.
Russia is working to create a safe passage for the stranded Indian nationals in conflict zones in Ukraine, said the Russian Ambassador-designate Denis Alipov on Wednesday.
In a distress call, the Indian Embassy in Ukraine has directed all stranded citizens to leave the second most populous city, Kharkiv under all circumstances by 6 p.m. (Ukrainian time, IST 9.30 p.m.) on Wednesday.
Russian troops have seized Kherson, a provincial capital in the southern coastal part of Ukraine, the Defense Ministry announced in a briefing on Wednesday, RT reported.
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Archana, who hails from Bhadrak in Odisha reportedly shifted to a bunker from her hostel in Kharkiv city with 200 other Indian students two days back and since then no contact could be established with her as her mobile phone is switched off.
Peskov lamented Western attempts to put pressure on Russia over its attack on Ukraine, claiming that the US had induced on its European allies Washington's long-held taste for illegal restrictions.
A massive 40-mile long Russian military convoy -- made up of armoured vehicles, tanks, towed artillery and other logistical vehicles -- has reached the outskirts of Kiev, according to satellite images from Maxar Technologies, CNN reported.
Following the presidential order, Russia's ground units, armed with intercontinental ballistic missiles as well as ships from the Northern and Pacific Fleets, were placed on high combat alert, the Russian Defence Ministry confirmed on Monday. The Russian Navy submarines are armed with nuclear missiles.
Ukrainian Armed Forces shot down five Russian fighters and a helicopter during their raids in Ukraine on February 28. "Ukrainian fighter jets have intercepted and shot down two Russian jets, while three more Russian jets were shot down by S-300 complexes, during the invaders' raid on Vasylkiv and Brovary. A total of 5 of the invaders' fighter jets were shot down on February 28: these were SU-30s and SU-35s", the Ukraine Defence Ministry said.
Asked about the nature of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Singh, who hails from Boring Canal road in Patna near the Panchmukhi temple, pointed out that he is a very calm and determined person.
The MBBS programme in Ukraine lasts for six years, and being much affordable in comparison to that in private medical colleges in India, it is a popular choice among Indian students.
On last Friday, a rise in the US oil inventories along with assurance of energy supply from Russia had doused international crude oil prices. Consequently, the price on last Friday came down to $95 per barrel after the Russia-Ukraine war pushed Brent Crude Oil prices to $105 per barrel.
Earlier, Meta (formerly Facebook) blocked Russian state media outlets RT and Sputnik across the European Union.
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Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel had on Monday welcomed some of the students who reached the state capital Gandhinagar in a bus from Delhi.
The government has decided to send four Union ministers as the prime minister's envoys to Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Moldova to oversee the evacuation of Indians from Ukraine through its border crossings with these countries.
With its reserves frozen, the Central Bank announced it would more than double its main interest rates to 20 per cent, the highest this century, and force major exporting companies, including large energy producers like Gazprom and Rosneft, to sell 80 per cent of their foreign currency revenues, effectively buying roubles to prop up the currency rate.