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Tag: Russia Ukraine War

Luxury homes for Vladimir Putin's rumoured lover arranged via close aide of Erdogan
Luxury homes for Vladimir Putin's rumoured lover arranged via close aide of Erdogan

There is speculation that she has several children with the Kremlin leader despite previous official denials of a relationship.

Russia-Ukraine war could push 11-19mn into hunger worldwide: FAO
Russia-Ukraine war could push 11-19mn into hunger worldwide: FAO

The countries impacted most by the conflict are in the north African region, said FAO spokesperson Boubaker Ben Belhassen.

Russia launches airstrikes on Kyiv for the first time in five weeks
Russia launches airstrikes on Kyiv for the first time in five weeks

Several explosions were heard around the eastern Kyiv suburbs of Darnytskyi and Dniprovskyi early on Sunday morning, wounding one person. The strikes represented a change of tack on the part of the invading forces, The Guardian reported.

EU sanctions on Russia fuel high inflation, expose internal rifts
EU sanctions on Russia fuel high inflation, expose internal rifts

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, said that despite the exemption granted to Hungary, the prohibition would still cover the bulk of Russian oil imports to the EU.

Vladimir Putin warns Macron, Scholz about danger of pumping Ukraine with Western weapons
Vladimir Putin warns Macron, Scholz about danger of pumping Ukraine with Western weapons

It is noted that the Russian leader explained the reasons for the difficulties with food supplies, which were the result of the erroneous economic policy of Western countries.

Russia-Ukraine war could cause global recession: World Bank chief
Russia-Ukraine war could cause global recession: World Bank chief

Malpass also raised concerns about lockdowns in some of China's major cities. including the financial, manufacturing and shipping hub of Shanghai, which he said are "still having ramifications or slowdown impacts on the world".

Russia to continue military operation in Ukraine until 'all goals met'
Russia to continue military operation in Ukraine until 'all goals met'

Shoigu added that Russia was intentionally slowing its offensive in Ukraine "to avoid civilian casualties", Xinhua news agency reported.

Volodymyr Zelensky accuses Moscow of 'attempting to kill as many Ukrainians as possible'
Volodymyr Zelensky accuses Moscow of 'attempting to kill as many Ukrainians as possible'

Zelensky went on to talk about the 'constant' strikes across the country - referencing the 'terrible' air and missile strikes in Desna, Chernihiv Oblast.

War Impacts Diamonds
Russia-Ukraine War | Surat Diamond Factories Suffer As Diamond Supply Dries Up

Russia-Ukraine War | Surat Diamond Factories Suffer As Diamond Supply Dries Up

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US recruits terrorists to fight in Ukraine: Russian intel

The Russian intelligence service points to the American military base in Syria called al-Tanf, which is located close to the borders with Jordan and Iraq.

Over 260 Ukrainian soldiers evacuated from Azovstal plant
Over 260 Ukrainian soldiers evacuated from Azovstal plant

Mariupol, a key Azov Sea port city in eastern Ukraine, has witnessed one of the worst bouts of violence in the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war.

Russian President Putin 'Seriously Ill', say reports
Russian President Putin 'Seriously Ill', say reports

Ukraine's head of military intelligence Major General Kyrylo Budanov, while interacting with Sky News has said that Putin is battling cancer and several other illnesses simultaneously.

Warnings of global food shortage as missiles hit Odesa
Warnings of global food shortage as missiles hit Odesa

The invasion has crippled its export capacity, with Russia destroying transportation infrastructure and blockading Odesa, the main port for grain exports.

Ukraine hands over 2nd part of EU membership questionnaire
Ukraine hands over 2nd part of EU membership questionnaire

During the meeting, Zelensky thanked von der Leyen for the "clear signals of support" for Ukraine on its path towards the EU membership.

US announces new sanctions, G7 to phase out Russian oil imports
US announces new sanctions, G7 to phase out Russian oil imports

The US has also banned American citizens and companies from providing management consultancy and accounting services to Russia.

Ukraine may put neutral status on referendum: Zelensky
Ukraine may put neutral status on referendum: Zelensky

If Russia's desire for Ukraine's neutral status is one of the provisions of the agreements on ending the conflict, "we are ready to consider this neutral status for Ukraine," Zelensky was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency.

Putin, Zelensky both invited to G20: Indonesian Prez
Putin, Zelensky both invited to G20: Indonesian Prez

The G20, he said, plays a catalyst role in the recovery of the world economy, adding that he had telephone conversations with both leaders of Russia and Ukraine this week.

Ukraine seeks to seize Russia's assets for post-war recovery: PM
Ukraine seeks to seize Russia's assets for post-war recovery: PM

Ukraine is in talks with G7 countries over the seizure of Russia's assets, Shmyhal said, adding that Canada has already prepared legislation for such actions, reports Xinhua news agency.

Russian Prez Vladimir Putin, UN chief meet to discuss Ukraine
Russian Prez Vladimir Putin, UN chief meet to discuss Ukraine

Putin told Guterres on Tuesday that the Ukrainian issue arose after the 2014 "unconstitutional coup" in Kiev and people in Donbas remained under blockade and military pressure even after the Minsk agreements on a peaceful settlement were reached, Xinhua news agency reported.

3rd mass grave in Mariupol's outskirts identified
3rd mass grave in Mariupol's outskirts identified

The Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty report said the pictures by Planet Labs, a San Francisco-based Earth imaging company, showed the appearance of a 200-metre-long grave in the village of Staryi Krym, 5 km from the devastated south-eastern city.

Risk of nuke war is real: Russia's Lavrov
Risk of nuke war is real: Russia's Lavrov

Lavrov reiterated that in January, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council made a statement on the inadmissibility of a nuclear war, reports TASS News Agency.

UN chief pushes for truce in Ukraine despite Russian envoy's negative response
UN chief pushes for truce in Ukraine despite Russian envoy's negative response

Guterres was on his way to Moscow from Turkey. He will have a working meeting and lunch with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday, and will be received by President Vladimir Putin, Xinhua news agency reported.

Russia announces ceasefire near Azovstal plant to ensure civilian evacuation
Russia announces ceasefire near Azovstal plant to ensure civilian evacuation

The decision was guided by "purely humanitarian principles," the Ministry said.

Oil depot on fire in Russian city near Ukraine border
Oil depot on fire in Russian city near Ukraine border

The blaze occurred at a premises operated by Transneft-Druzhba JSC and at another location, officials told RIA Novosti.

Russia says US 'preparing provocations' to accuse Moscow of using chemical, biological or tactical n
Russia says US 'preparing provocations' to accuse Moscow of using chemical, biological or tactical nuclear weapons

In a briefing on the 'US and NATO preparations', the head of the Russian Radiation, Chemical, and Biological Protection Force Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov said that a plan has "already been developed" by Washington.

Top US officials meet Zelensky in Kiev
Top US officials meet Zelensky in Kiev

Zelensky on Monday put out several pictures on Instagram, in which he said that the "visit of a delegation of high-ranking US officials to Kiev at this crucial moment for the Ukrainian state is very valuable and important".

Ukraine Deputy PM appeals to UN for humanitarian corridor from Mariupol
Ukraine Deputy PM appeals to UN for humanitarian corridor from Mariupol

In a televised address on Sunday, Vereschuk said the humanitarian corridor from Mariupol could not be opened up on Sunday as "Russia has not confirmed the guarantee of the ceasefire", reports Ukrayinska Pravda.

Ukraine asks IAEA for equipment to safely run nuke plants
Ukraine asks IAEA for equipment to safely run nuke plants

According to the IAEA, The list Ukraine sent covers a range of equipment for different nuclear facilities in the country, and includes various radiation measurement devices, protective material, computer-related assistance, power supply systems and diesel generators.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
Sitharaman makes India's stand clear with the US on the Ukraine crisis

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said India's stand on the Russia-Ukraine war was predicated on the security challenges in its own neighbourhood and the US should understand that though it has a friend in India, that "friend can't be a weak friend (and) the friend should be not weakened".

Russia bans tech honchos, including Zuckerberg, from entering country
Russia bans tech honchos, including Zuckerberg, from entering country

According to TechCrunch, the list includes high-profile US politicians such as Vice President Kamala Harris, tech leaders, including Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and LinkedIn chief Ryan Roslansky, as well as journalists and others who it says are promoting a 'Russophobic' agenda.

Not just crude, wheat prices too saw massive spike due to Russia-Ukraine war
Not just crude, wheat prices too saw massive spike due to Russia-Ukraine war

Riding on a possible supply disruption of the wheat as the tensions between Russia and Ukraine simmered, export demand for the foodgrain got a fresh push.

Russian forces start battle for Donbas: Zelensky
Russian forces start battle for Donbas: Zelensky

"No matter how many Russian troops are driven there, we will fight," he added.

Elite British instructors train Ukrainians to stop Russian armoured assault on Kyiv
Elite British instructors train Ukrainians to stop Russian armoured assault on Kyiv

As the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv on Saturday and pledged to stand by the people of the country, Georges Malbrunot, a senior reporter for Le Figaro, highlighted the presence of elite military units in the eastern European nation.

Russia bans UK PM, top Indian-origin ministers Sunak and Patel
Russia bans UK PM, top Indian-origin ministers Sunak and Patel

The instigation of London is also unacceptable, which is strongly pushing not only its Western allies, but also other countries to introduce large-scale anti-Russian sanctions, which, however, are senseless and counterproductive, it adds.

Russian missiles hit airfield in Ukraine's Oleksandriia
Russian missiles hit airfield in Ukraine's Oleksandriia

Russian troops, which have been striking Ukrainian airports and airfields since the first day of the war, have damaged Hostomel near Kiev, Zhytomyr, Ivano-Frankivsk, Vinnytsya, Lviv, Starokonstantyniv (Khmelnytskyi region), Dnipro and Myrhorod (Poltava region) airfield, reported Ukrayinska Pravda.

Russia
Russia warns West of 'unpredictable consequences'

The warning came in a formal diplomatic note from Moscow, a copy of which has been reviewed by media outlets in the US, BBC reported.

Ukraine War Will Slow Down Post-Covid Recovery In South Asia: World Bank
World Bank cuts India's growth forecast to 8 percent for FY23 amid Ukraine crisis

The World Bank on Wednesday slashed India's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate from 8.7 percent to 8 percent for the fiscal year 2022-23 due to economic setbacks posed by the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia.

191 Children Killed In Ukraine Since Russian Invasion
191 Children Killed In Ukraine Since Russian Invasion

Moreover, juvenile prosecutors of the country emphasised that this data is not final, as work is still going on in places of 'active hostilities', in the temporarily occupied territories, Ukrayinska Pravda reported.

PM Modi And US President Hold Virtual Meeting
PM Modi And US President Hold Virtual Meeting

In his opening remarks, Modi described the recent reports of the killing of innocent civilians in Bucha city as "very worrying" and said India immediately condemned it and demanded a fair investigation.

8 S. Korean Drug Firms To Donate $2.43 Mn Worth Meds To Ukraine
8 S. Korean Drug Firms To Donate $2.43 Mn Worth Meds To Ukraine

The companies are Kyung Dong Pharmaceutical, Daewoong Pharmaceutical, Dongkook Pharmaceutical, Il Yang Pharmaceutical, Genu Pharma, Firson, Hana Pharm, and Hanmi Pharmaceutical.

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