Russia-Ukraine war: With the war entering the 64th day, the United Kingdom has called for western allies to send tanks, warplanes and other weapons to Ukraine.
Updated on Apr 28, 2022 11:43 PM IST
Russia-Ukraine war: The fighting between the Russian and Ukraine war has entered the 64th days. United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres is in Kyiv after his visit to Moscow where he met the Russian president Vladimir Putin. “I have arrived in Ukraine after visiting Moscow. We will continue our work to expand humanitarian support and secure the evacuation of civilians from conflict zones. The sooner this war ends, the better — for the sake of Ukraine, Russia, and the world,” Guterres wrote on his official Twitter account. Meanwhile, Russia will hold an informal UN Security Council meeting on May 6 to present first-hand information about the situation on the ground in Ukraine, a Russian official told Reuters.
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Apr 28, 2022 10:54 PM IST
Biden asks Congress for $33 billion to support Ukraine
US president Joe Biden asked Congress for $33 billion to support Ukraine, including over $20 billion for military assistance, $8.5 billion in direct economic assistance to the government, and $3 billion in humanitarian aid, reports the Kyiv Independent.
Apr 28, 2022 10:44 PM IST
Russia says it destroyed six arms, fuel depots in Ukraine with missiles
Russia’s defence ministry said on Thursday that the military had fired missiles at six arms and fuel depots in Ukraine and destroyed them.
Apr 28, 2022 09:51 PM IST
Ukraine identified over 8,000 cases of suspected war crimes
Ukrainian investigators have identified more than 8,000 cases of suspected war crimes since Russia’s invasion, reported AFP.
Apr 28, 2022 08:52 PM IST
Russia hands over 33 Ukrainian soldiers to Kyiv
Russia has handed over 33 Ukrainian soldiers, including 13 officers, in an exchange of prisoners of war with Ukraine, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said on Thursday.
Apr 28, 2022 07:31 PM IST
Joe Biden seeks power to seize Russian wealth
US president Joe Biden will seek new authority to seize property linked to “Russian kleptocracy” and allow US officials to use the proceeds to aid Ukraine in its war effort.
Apr 28, 2022 06:58 PM IST
Ten Russian soldiers being investigated for war crimes in Bucha: Ukraine prosecutors
Ukraine prosecutors claim that 10 Russian soldiers are being investigated for war crimes in Bucha.
Apr 28, 2022 06:24 PM IST
NATO ready to back Kyiv in war against Russia for years
NATO is ready to maintain its support for Ukraine in the war against Russia for years, including help for Kyiv to shift from Soviet-era weapons to modern Western arms and systems, said Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.
Apr 28, 2022 05:00 PM IST
PACE calls for creation of international tribunal to investigate Russian war crimes in Ukraine
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe approved a resolution on April 27 to condemn Russian aggression in Ukraine, calling it “an act of unprecedented gravity”, reported Ukrainian media.
Apr 28, 2022 04:10 PM IST
Kyiv has ‘right’ to strike Russian military targets, says Ukraine presidential aide
Kyiv has ‘right’ to strike Russian military targets: Ukraine presidential aide
Apr 28, 2022 03:30 PM IST
Germany to provide heavy weapons to Ukraine
The German parliament on Thursday voted in favour of providing Ukraine with heavy weapons.
Apr 28, 2022 02:35 PM IST
Putin threatens “lightning-fast” retaliation against any Western countries that intervene on Ukraine’s behalf
Russian president Vladimir Putin threatened “lightning-fast” retaliation against any Western countries that intervene on Ukraine’s behalf.
Apr 28, 2022 01:27 PM IST
Russian-controlled region of Ukraine will start using rouble, official says -RIA
Ukraine’s southern Kherson region will start using the Russian rouble from May 1, an official from a pro-Russian committee which styles itself as the region’s “military-civil administration” told Russian news agency RIA.
Apr 28, 2022 12:28 PM IST
Ukraine can attack Russian logistics under international law-UK’s Wallace
British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said it would be legitimate for Ukrainian forces to target Russian logistics, but if they did so they would be unlikely to be using British weapons.
Apr 28, 2022 11:10 AM IST
Britain says Russia’s Black Sea fleet retains ability to strike Ukraine
Russia’s Black Sea fleet retains the ability to strike Ukrainian and coastal targets, despite its losses of the landing ship Saratov and the cruiser Moskva, Britain’s defence ministry said on Thursday, Reuters reported.
Apr 28, 2022 10:48 AM IST
Russia activates air defence systems in Belgorod: Report
Air defence systems were active in the Russian city of Belgorod in the early hours of Thursday, Reuters quoted the TASS news agency. The Belgorod province borders Ukraine’s Luhansk, Sumy and Kharkiv regions, all of which have seen heavy fighting since Russia invaded Ukraine two months ago. Russia has accused Ukraine of carrying out strikes on targets in the region.
Apr 28, 2022 10:23 AM IST
EU panel proposes suspending import duties on all Ukrainian goods for a year
The European Commission proposed suspending import duties for a year on all Ukrainian goods and to exempt its steel exports from anti-dumping and safeguard measures, Reuters reported.
Apr 28, 2022 09:56 AM IST
Middle Eastern countries helping Europe to compensate diesel supplies drop from Russia
Middle Eastern petrostates are helping Europe make up for a drop in diesel supplies from Russia, Bloomberg reported. Flows of the transport fuel from the Persian Gulf to Europe are set to rise almost 130% this month to 379,000 barrels a day, according to fixture reports and tanker tracking data compiled by Bloomberg.
Apr 28, 2022 09:30 AM IST
Stop sending arms to Ukraine, Putin warns West again
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned of lightning-fast retaliation if countries interfere in Ukraine as European leaders accused Russia of “blackmail” over its cuts to gas supplies, Reuters reported. Russia has told the United States to stop sending arms to Ukraine, saying large Western deliveries of weapons were inflaming the conflict.
Apr 28, 2022 09:18 AM IST
Russian hackers carried out 37 cyber attacks against Ukraine between February 23 and April 8: Microsoft
Tech giant Microsoft in its latest report claimed that Russian hackers carried out at least 37 cyber-attacks against Ukraine between Feb. 23 and April 8, The Kyiv Independent reported
Apr 28, 2022 08:53 AM IST
Global organisations pledge ‘justice to Ukraine’
Several countries and organizations, including the UN, pledged on Wednesday to bring to justice any perpetrators of war crimes committed during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, AFP reported. They were urged on by the Lebanese-British barrister Amal Clooney, who said she feared “politicians calling for justice but not delivering it.” “My fear is that you will get busy and distracted and that each day there’ll be a little bit less coverage of the war and people will become a little bit more numb to it,” Clooney told an informal meeting of the Security Council.
Apr 28, 2022 08:24 AM IST
Russian forces attack steel plant in Mariupol, claims city mayor aide
Russian forces attacked a huge steel plant where fighters and some civilians are holed up in the southern city of Mariupol, Reuters quoted an aide to the city’s mayor.
Apr 28, 2022 07:56 AM IST
Russia began preparing for cyberattacks on Ukraine in early 2021: Report
Russian-affiliated hackers were positioning themselves for cyberattacks against Ukraine as early as March 2021, according to researchers at Microsoft Corp. A handful of hacking groups secured access to Ukrainian organizations –- including defense, IT and energy networks — for strategic and battlefield intelligence collection, the technology giant revealed in a report published on Wednesday. Full report
Apr 28, 2022 07:23 AM IST
1 Russian aircraft, missile destroyed, claims Ukrainian Air Force
The Ukrainian Air Force has claimed that it destroyed eight Russian aerial targets including an airplane, a missile and six unmanned aerial vehicles in the past 24 hours, The Kyiv Independent reported.
Apr 28, 2022 07:06 AM IST
Russia cuts off natural gas to 2 NATO nations; EU calls move ‘blackmail’
Russia’s state energy giant Gazprom has cut off natural gas to two North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries- Poland and Bulgaria, as the war in Ukraine entered the third month. Gazprom said on Wednesday that the decision was taken because both countries, which are part of the European Union (EU), refused to pay in Rubles (Russian currency). Full report
Apr 28, 2022 06:43 AM IST
India, Russia became partners of choice out of necessity as… : United States
US secretary of state Antony Blinken said India and Russia became partners of choice out of necessity when the United States was not in a position to be New Delhi’s partner. But now that the US is working towards strengthening ties with India, there is a growing strategic convergence between the United States and India, Blinken said at a Congressional hearing by the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations. Full report
Apr 28, 2022 06:27 AM IST
Ukraine war triggers 34% global gold demand surge
Global demand for gold surged 34% year-on-year in the first quarter to the highest in over three years, driven by investors worried about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and rising inflation, Reuters quoted the World Gold Council (WGC) report.
Apr 28, 2022 06:17 AM IST
US, Russia swap prisoners amid tensions over Ukraine war
The United States and Russia swapped prisoners on Wednesday amid their most tense relations in decades over the war in Ukraine, with former U.S. Marine Trevor Reed released in exchange for Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko.
Apr 28, 2022 06:07 AM IST
Biden to make fresh statement in support of Ukraine
US President Joe Biden will deliver remarks in support of Ukraine, Reuters quoted the White House. “The President will deliver remarks on support for Ukrainians defending their country and their freedom against Russia’s brutal war,” the White House said.
Apr 28, 2022 06:02 AM IST
How crucial is imported Russian gas for EU nations
An info graphic by news agency AFP lists the shares of total imports of Russian gas by European Union countries. Latvia, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia are shown to depend heavily on Russian gas imports
Apr 28, 2022 05:47 AM IST
Canadian lawmakers vote unanimously to declare Russia’s Ukraine invasion a ‘genocide’
Canadian lawmakers voted unanimously on Wednesday to call Russia’s attacks in Ukraine a “genocide”, with members of parliament saying there was “ample evidence of systemic and massive war crimes against humanity” being committed by Moscow, Reuters reported.
Apr 28, 2022 05:36 AM IST
Russia to hold informal UNSC meet on May 6 over Ukraine war
Russia will hold an informal UN Security Council meeting on May 6 on the current ground situation in Ukraine, ANI quoted Russian news agency Sputnik. “If you want to learn the truth about real situation with the ground, come to our aria-formula meeting on May 6, we plan to give the floor to some independent voices working on the front line to demonstrate you facts, not fakes,” a Russian official said.
Apr 28, 2022 05:22 AM IST
Russian forces claim control over Kherson: Report
Russian forces used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse a pro-Ukraine rally in the occupied city of Kherson on Wednesday, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General said, as Moscow tightened its grip over the southern region, Reuters reported.
Biden proposes $33 billion package for Ukraine, targets Russian oligarchs
- Reflecting the scale of the US assistance to Ukraine, which is badly mauling the larger and more heavily armed Russian forces, Biden confirmed that the United States has already sent 10 tank-killing weapons for every Russian tank sent into the country.
Published on Apr 29, 2022 02:38 AM IST
Russian strikes hit Kyiv as UN chief visits
- Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko said there had been “two hits in the Shevchenkovsky district”, with one hitting “the lower floors of a residential building”.
Published on Apr 29, 2022 01:11 AM IST
US economy entering a recession? Biden says ‘not concerned’
- After the economy expanded 6.9 percent in the final quarter of 2021, forecasters were bracing for weak growth in the first three months of this year as the country dealt with a renewed wave of Covid-19 cases and government aid programs lapsed.
Published on Apr 28, 2022 10:57 PM IST
Japan proposes May 24 for Quad Leaders’ Summit, coincides with Biden visit
It is now up to the three other members of Quad – Australia, Japan and the US – to agree on holding the summit on May 24.
Updated on Apr 28, 2022 10:41 PM IST
‘Absurdity, evil’: UN chief after visiting ‘war crime’ sites in Ukraine
- UN chief Antonio Guterres reached Kyiv, capital of Ukraine on Wednesday, following talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. At the meeting, he reiterated calls for Moscow and Kyiv to work together to establish “safe and effective humanitarian corridors in war-torn Ukraine”.
Published on Apr 28, 2022 09:03 PM IST
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China’s Baiyun airport to cancel over 1,000 flights amid Covid
Chinese mainland reported 1,494 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases and 47 deaths in the past 24 hours, the National Health Commission said today.
Published on Apr 28, 2022 08:08 PM IST
China’s Weibo shows user locations to combat ‘bad behaviour’
China’s Twitter-like microblogging platform, Weibo, on Thursday announced it would start to display users’ IP locations on their account pages and when they post comments, the latest effort by the government to tighten restrictions on the already heavily censored site
Updated on Apr 28, 2022 07:46 PM IST
Relief for second Indian-Malaysian condemned to death by Singapore
- Datchinamurthy Kataiah, 36, was scheduled to be hanged Friday, just two days after the execution of a Malaysian man that sparked an international outcry because he was believed to be mentally disabled.
Published on Apr 28, 2022 06:02 PM IST
Beijing orders schools closed in tightening of virus rules
Beijing announced 50 new cases on Thursday, two of them asymptomatic, bringing its total in the latest wave of infections to around 150
Published on Apr 28, 2022 05:26 PM IST
UK minister allegedly watched porn while sitting in House of Commons
The party’s chief whip, Chris Heaton-Harris, has asked that the matter be referred to Parliament’s Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme, according to a statement from his spokesperson. He will take appropriate action when the ICGS investigation is complete, the statement said.
Published on Apr 28, 2022 01:24 PM IST
Canada lawmakers vote to label Russia’s acts in Ukraine as ‘genocide’
Members of parliament said there was “ample evidence of systemic and massive war crimes against humanity” being committed by Moscow
Published on Apr 28, 2022 11:58 AM IST
Watch: When Lord’s cricket ground echoed with call of Azaan during iftar
The iftar at the Long Room of Lord’s was organised by Tameena Hussain, who manages the IT Helpdesk of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
Published on Apr 28, 2022 11:56 AM IST
Elon Musk, Twitter’s new owner, must have tweets on Tesla pre-approved: US judge
Musk last month filed a motion to overturn Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) restrictions imposed following his 2018 tweet, in which he said he had acquired funding to take Tesla private, but did not provide proof or file paperwork with the securities regulator.
Updated on Apr 28, 2022 05:04 PM IST