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Tag: Russia Ukraine Conflict

Indian Student Killed In Ukraine
Russian Invasion In Ukraine: Indian Student Killed In Shelling

An Indian student lost his life in reported shelling at the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Tuesday.

Operation Ganga Amid Russia Ukraine War
Operation Ganga: Evacuation Of Indian Nationals From War-Torn Ukraine

After Russia launched special military operations in Ukraine last week, the latter immediately closed its airspace as a security measure, as a result of which lakhs of people including Indians got stuck in war zones or were forced to flee the country. In view of the deteriorating situation, the Indian Government launched ‘Operation Ganga’ to bring back all Indian nationals stranded in the war-torn country. Also, the Union government decided to deploy four Cabinet Ministers as special envoys to facilitate repatriation of around 19,000 Indians stranded in Ukraine. As part of 'Operation Ganga' initiative, the GoI has so far brought back over 1000 Indian nationals from Ukraine safely.

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Belarusian Army
Huge Convoy Of Belarusian Tanks, Troop Carriers Seen Near Ukraine's Border As Kyiv, Moscow Start Talks

A convoy of Belarusian tanks and troop carriers were seen queueing near the Ukrainian border today as officials from Moscow and Kyiv started peace talks, Daily Mail reported.

Russian President Vladimir Putin
'Be Objective': Indian Media Coverage Of Ukraine Biased, Says Russia

Russia has called out Indian media coverage of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine to be "biased and misleading" and urged it to be "objective in information".

Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko With Putin
Putin About To Rope In His Belarusian Ally In Ukraine War

As Russia fails to inflict quick defeat upon Ukraine after four days of fierce hostilities, President Vladimir Putin is about to pull his Belarusian ally, dictator Aleksandr Lukashenko, into his war of occupation, The Kyiv Independent reported.

Ukraine President
Ukrainian Towns Authorise Officers To Shoot Looters On The Spot

Law enforcement officers in two Ukrainian towns have been authorised to shoot looters "on the spot", the mayors have announced, RT reported.

Rocket Strike In Kharkiv
Massive Rocket Strikes By Russia On Ukrainian City Of Kharkiv

Dozens of people have been killed and hundreds more wounded in rocket strikes by Russian forces on the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Monday morning, the Ukrainian interior ministry has said, The Guardian reported.

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov
Kremlin Says Russia Will 'Ride Out' Sanctions

Russia planned to ride out sanctions imposed by Western countries that have sent the rouble tumbling, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has said, BBC reported.

Air India Flight With Indian Students Takes Off From Budapest
Sixth Flight From Budapest Takes Off With 240 Indians

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Monday said that the sixth flight from Budapest has departed for New Delhi with 240 Indian passengers onboard under 'Operation Ganga'

Russian Flag
Russia Takes Control Of Another Ukrainian Nuclear Plant

Russian forces have taken over the area around the Zaporozhskaya Nuclear Power Plant, the Ministry of Defense announced on Monday. Last week, Moscow took control of the Chernobyl facility, RT reported.

Ukraine Says It Will Not 'Capitulate' To Russia
Ukraine Says It Will Not 'Capitulate' To Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin explained the military offensive against Ukraine by the urgent need to "demilitarise" the country, to protect the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, and to ensure that Russia would not be placed under threat by NATO from Ukrainian territory. Ukraine and the West consider the attack completely "unjustified" and "unlawful".

5G Band Will Not Hit Flight Operations In India: TRAI
Three More Flights Bring Back 688 Indians From Ukraine, Govt Says Taking Steps To Ensure Return Of All Stranded Citizens

Scenes of tearful reunion were seen at the Delhi airport after two Air India flights from Romanian capital Bucharest and one from Hungarian capital Budapest arrived with 688 Indian nationals on Sunday.

Russian Forces In Ukraine
'Russia has failed to gain a foothold in Ukraine's key cities'

Massive missile strikes and all-out advances decisively failed to demoralise the Ukrainian military in the first hours of the attack or strip it of effective air defence, which has also demonstrated surprisingly high effectiveness since the very start. "Moving and taking small towns and automobile communications remain the occupying power's foremost tactics," the Ukrainian General Staff asserted.

Russian Military Action Not Limited To Donbas Region: Indian Security Experts
Ukraine Releases Convicted Murderer Who Doused Woman Activist In Acid To Fight Russian Forces

Sinyuk was quoted as saying that Sergey Torbin, a former combat veteran, was one of the inmates released. Torbin previously fought in the conflict with the DPR and LPR. He was jailed for six years and six months in 2018 for his role in the murder of civil rights activist and anti-corruption campaigner Kateryna Handziuk, RT reported.

Ex-Miss Ukraine Takes Up Arms To Fight Off Russian Army
Ex-Miss Ukraine Takes Up Arms To Fight Off Russian Army

Lenna, who usually works as a public relations manager in Turkey, posted the image alongside two hashtags - stand with Ukraine and hands off Ukraine.

External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar
Jaishankar Calls Up Hungarian, Moldavan Counterparts For Extending Evacuation Support

So far, around 1,000 students have been evacuated from Ukraine while more will be airlifted by Monday via neighbouring countries.

Don't Venture Towards Railway Stations Until Curfew Is Lifted: Embassy Tells Indians
Don't Venture Towards Railway Stations Until Curfew Is Lifted: Embassy Tells Indians

It said that Indian nationals are being evacuated from Ukraine through Romania and Hungary. "We are continuously exploring and working to open up more borders with neighbouring countries for our citizens," the advisory read.

Russian Ground Forces Advance Further In Ukraine
Over 4,000 Russian Scientists, Journos Condemn Ukraine Invasion

While making Russia solely responsible "for unleashing a new war in Europe", they said, "there is no rational justification for this war".

International Judo Federation Suspends Putin As Honorary President
International Judo Federation Suspends Putin As Honorary President

"The International Judo Federation announces with regret the cancellation of the 2022 Grand Slam in Kazan, Russia," IJF president Marius Vizer was quoted as saying by metro.co.uk.

Shringla Emphasises Indias Interest In Seeing Myanmars Return To Democracy; Raises Security Concer
India's Position Consistent: Foreign Secretary On Ukraine Crisis

"In the UN Security Council, we have conveyed deep regret at the evolving situation. We have also definitely pointed out that loss of human lives is not acceptable," Shringla said at a media briefing.

Putin Places Russian Nuclear Deterrent Forces On Highest Alert
Putin Places Russian Nuclear Deterrent Forces On Highest Alert

Putin gave his "special gratitude" for troops involved in the "special operation to provide assistance to the people's republics of Donbas" - a reference to the Kremlin's propaganda line that it intervened in Ukraine to help pro-Russian separatists who were at risk of 'genocide' at the hands of the legitimate government, the report said.

Ukraine Agrees To Hold Talks With Russia
Ukraine Agrees To Hold Talks With Russia

Medinsky, an aide to President Vladimir Putin and former Culture Minister, added that the parties are now deciding on the logistics and the exact location of the summit, with "maximum security" for the Ukrainians, RT reported.

Russia-Ukraine Crisis: Lucky To Be Back Home, Still Many Stuck; Say Odia Students On Return
Denied Entry Into Poland, Slovakia, Claim Indian Nationals

However, one set of students, who are stuck at the Slovakian border for several hours now, in their video call to a news channel said that Indians were being turned away and Ukrainian women and children were being given priority there.

Anti-Russia Protests Held In UK In Support Of Ukraine
Anti-Russia Protests Held In UK In Support Of Ukraine

We have taken decisive action tonight with our international partners to shut Russia out of the global financial system, including the important first step of ejecting Russian banks from SWIFT, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.

Indian Students From Ukraine Arrive In Delhi
Working To Facilitate More Border Transit Points: Indian Embassy In Ukraine

The embassy said Indian citizens are being evacuated from Ukraine through Romania and Hungary.

Ukraine Seizes On Rumours Of Flying Ace Dubbed 'Ghost Of Kiev'
Ukraine Seizes On Rumours Of Flying Ace Dubbed 'Ghost Of Kiev'

Posting a 38 second video on Sunday, the government's official Twitter account said: "People call him the Ghost of Kyiv. And rightly so – this UAF ace dominates the skies over our capital and country, and has already become a nightmare for invading Russian aircrafts."

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Putin Praises His Special Forces For 'Heroically Carrying Out Their Military Duties'

The Kremlin has so far not declared any fatalities from the fighting, although the head of the Dagestan regional government recently offered his condolences to the family of a slain paratrooper in what may have been a case of going off script.

US, Allies To Cut Off Selected Russian Banks From SWIFT Messaging System To Tighten Sanctions On Mos
US, Allies To Cut Off Selected Russian Banks From SWIFT Messaging System To Tighten Sanctions On Moscow

Removing banks from SWIFT is deemed to be a severe curb because almost all banks use the system. Russia is heavily reliant on the SWIFT system for its key oil and gas exports.

Massive Rush At Railway Station In Ukraine
Russia-Ukraine War: Massive Rush At Railway Station In Ukraine

Russia-Ukraine War: Massive Rush At Railway Station In Ukraine

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Queen Elizabeth II Tests Positive For COVID; Mild Symptoms
Queen Elizabeth Postpones Diplomatic Reception Amid Ukraine Conflict

"The Queen has accepted the foreign secretary's advice that the diplomatic reception at Windsor on March 2 should be postponed," Buckingham Palace said in a statement.

Air India
Air India To Operate More Flights To Romania, Hungary To Evacuate Indians

Air India operated two flights, one each from Delhi and Mumbai to Bucharest and Budapest as special government charter flights.

New financial sanctions could spark a run on Russia's banks
New financial sanctions could spark a run on Russia's banks

The sanctions against the Bank of Russia would stop it from selling assets overseas to support its own banks and companies, BBC reported.

Ukraine Crisis: Chelsea's Russian Owner Abramovich Hands Over Club's Control To Trustees
Ukraine Crisis: Chelsea's Russian Owner Abramovich Hands Over Club's Control To Trustees

"During my nearly 20-year ownership of Chelsea FC, I have always viewed my role as a custodian of the Club, whose job it is ensuring that we are as successful as we can be today, as well as build for the future, while also playing a positive role in our communities," said Abramovich in an official statement.

Kerala CM Vijayan Stresses All Non-BJP CMs To Take Up Vaccine Issue With PM Modi
Kerala CM Writes To Prime Minister For Helping Indians Trapped In Ukraine

Jaishankar today assured Vijayan of steps to rescue hundreds of Malayali students in Ukraine, said a press release from the Chief Minister's Office (CMO).

YouTube
After Meta, YouTube Blocks Russian State Media From Monetising

Earlier on Saturday, Ukraine Digital Minister Mykhailo Fedorov said on Twitter he contacted YouTube asking the platform to block "the propagandist Russian channels," and specifically mentioned Russia 24, TASS and RIA Novosti.

Steps Are Being Taken To Bring Back Students From Ukraine: K'taka CM
Steps Are Being Taken To Bring Back Students From Ukraine: K'taka CM

"Helplines set up by the Union and State governments are in touch with the students and their parents. Most of the students are stranded in the Kharkiv region of Ukraine. The war is going on in the same region," he said.

Russia Closes Airspace For Carriers From Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania & Slovenia
Russia Closes Airspace For Carriers From Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania & Slovenia

The four countries earlier introduced restrictions on Russian air carriers. The Russian agency has said its response is in line with the international law, Xinhua news agency reported.

Zelensky Rejects Talks In Belarus As Russian Delegation Arrives
Zelensky Rejects Talks In Belarus As Russian Delegation Arrives

Earlier, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said a delegation including representatives of the Foreign Ministry, the Defense Ministry and other government agencies has arrived in Belarus.

Rescue Ops: Delhi-Bound AI Flight From Romania To Arrive Sunday Morning
Rescue Ops: Delhi-Bound AI Flight From Romania To Arrive Sunday Morning

The airline on late Friday night said it will mount direct flights to Romania and Hungary to bring back stranded Indians, who managed to find their way out of the hostilities between Russia and Ukraine.

US Slaps Individual Sanctions On Putin, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov
Russia 'Treasures' India's Stand To Abstain At UNSC Resolution

While Russia, which chaired the meeting of the UNSC since it holds the presidency for the month of February, vetoed the resolution, China and the UAE abstained along with India.

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