Feb 28, 2022 11:08 pm
UEFA, FIFA suspend Russian clubs, national teams from all international competitions
"President Putin discussed the economic situation with the financial and economic bloc of the Government and the Central Bank," tweets President of Russia Twitter handle
IndiGo says will be operating 4 additional flights using A321 aircraft
Finland takes 'historic' decision to supply arms to Ukraine: PM
The next round of negotiations between the delegations of Russia and Ukraine will be held on the Polish-Belarusian border, reports Sputnik quoting Russia's delegation head
Moscow, Kyiv plan 'second round' of conflict talks: Ukraine negotiator
Russia and Ukraine have ended peace talks, will return to respective capitals for further consultations before second round of talks: RIA
Negotiations between the delegations of Russia and Ukraine have ended: Sputnik
We call on Russia to respect international law; call on all UN members not to recognize the two separatist self proclaimed entities (Donetsk and Luhansk)...: EU Representative at UNGA meeting on
Russia bears full responsibility for this agitation -- the biggest since the end of WW II: EU envoy to the UN at the UNGA special meeting
The Russian Federation did not begin these hostilities. They were unleashed by Ukraine residents, dissenters. Russians are seeking to end this war: Russian envoy to the UN
UK to freeze assets of all Russian banks 'in days': foreign secretary Truss
Russia bans all residents from transferring money abroad: Kremlin
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has signed an application for the membership of Ukraine in the European Union, announces Parliament of Ukraine
Putin tells Macron demilitarisation of Ukraine, Western recognition of Russian sovereignty over Crimea keys to ending fighting: Kremlin (AFP)
Action plans were being made by Ukraine and Georgia to join Nato. Their (US) policy was to create anti-Russia Ukraine and ensured that it joined Nato. Ukraine joining Nato is a red line, compels us to adopt measures in response; has placed us at the verge of this conflict: Russian envoy to the UN
Moscow has no plans to occupy Ukraine: Russia's UN envoy Vasily Nebenzya at the UNGA meeting
Russia using all its military potential to attack Ukraine, firing cruise and ballistic missiles at civilians: Kyslytsya
Russian troops are suffering, already 1000s have died. Stop this offensive against Ukraine. We demand Russia to unconditionally withdraw its forces and demand full compliance with international humanitarian law: Ukrainian Ambassador to the UN Sergiy Kyslytsya
UNGA president Shahid calls for immediate ceasefire, full return to diplomacy, dialogue
As of today, 352 people including 16 children killed on the Ukraine side. These numbers are growing nonstop, shelling continues: Ukrainian Ambassador to the UN Sergiy Kyslytsya
Ukraine solution possible only if Russia's security interests are considered, Russian President Putin tells French President Emmanuel Macron
"For the first time since the UN was born, there is a full fledged war in the centre of Europe ... this war was not provoked, it was chosen by someone right now sitting in a bunker," Ukrainian Ambassador to the UN Sergiy Kyslytsya at the UNGA emergency session.
Escalating violence is resulting in civilians' death. Enough is Enough, soldiers need to move back to barracks, civilians must be protected: UN Secretary-General António Guterres
We call for an immediate ceasefire by all parties; exercise maximum restraint and initiate dialogue. Diplomacy and dialogue must prevail: UN
The 11th Emergency Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Ukraine has begun
European Union determined to further increase military aid to Ukraine, reports Sputnik quoting EU High Representative/VP Josep Borrell Fontelles
US recommends Americans in Russia leave 'immediately': State Dept
Russia's defence ministry on Monday said its nuclear missile forces and Northern and Pacific fleets had been placed on enhanced combat duty, the Interfax news agency reported, in line with an order the previous day from President Vladimir Putin: Reuters
India has managed to accelerate its efforts to get its nationals out of Ukraine in last 24 hours, 8,000 evacuated so far: Ministry of external affairs
Russia bans flights by airlines from 36 countries, including Britain and Germany: aviation authority. (AFP)
India revises international travel advisory; provides various exemptions for Indians being evacuated from Ukraine.
US Dept of State suspends operations at US Embassy Minsk, Belarus, and authorised the “voluntary” departure of non-emergency staff and family in Moscow, Russia
India will send humanitarian aid including medicines to Ukraine as requested by the Ukrainian Ambassador: MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi
Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia will also oversee the evacuation process in Moldova: MEA
Indians will have a new route through Moldova, it's operational now, our teams will assist you. They will assist in the evacuation of Indians through Romania: MEA
We request Indians to go to West Ukraine but don't reach the border directly as there's rush there, it'll take time. Go to nearby cities, seek shleter there. We're making arrangements there, our teams will help you. Don't panic, we have enough flights: MEA
The EU has warned that Belarus could start hosting Russian nuclear weapons after a "very dangerous" decision at a referendum to drop the country's non-nuclear status. (AFP)
As of now, six flights have arrived carrying around 1,400 Indian citizens. Four flights have arrived from Bucharest (Romania) and two flights from Budapest (Hungary): MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi
Evacuation efforts on...Situation on ground continues to be complex and fluid, some of them quite concerning, but we've been able to accelerate our evacuation process. About 8000 Indian nationals have left Ukraine since we issued advisory, not since conflict began: MEA
Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska says time to end 'state capitalism' in Russia
No Indian will be left behind if he/she gets into trouble. In a war zone, there'll be restrictions, confusion and agitated border guards on both sides. If you don't have patience and don't follow the instructions things can go wrong: Union minister and former Army chief Gen V K Singh.
Nato partners are providing Ukraine with air-defence missiles and anti-tank weapons, Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg said in a tweet today, adding that he had held another phone conversation with Ukraine's President earlier. (Reuters)
Top European Union official Charles Michel said Monday there were disagreements among the 27 member states on enlarging the bloc, as Kyiv appealed for membership in the face of a Russian invasion
UN refugee agency says more than 5,00,000 people have fled Ukraine. (AP)
Russia will be able to ride out Western sanctions over its invasion of Ukraine, a Kremlin spokesman said on Monday, while President Vladimir Putin will be meeting officials to discuss the economic impact. (AFP)
"Russia-Ukraine talks begin in Belarus, between high-level delegations from the two countries; aimed at ending hostilities between the two countries," reports Russia's RT
EU is acting in a hostile fashion towards us ... Weapons' supplies to Ukraine are dangerous and destabilizing: Kremlin on arms supplies to Ukraine. (Reuters)
There will be special flights for Indian students. Poland is cooperating & will also help India's High-level delegation in evacuation process. Indian nationals can cross into Poland border without any visa: Ambassador of Poland to India, Adam Burakowski.
President Volodymyr Zelensky says Ukraine will release prisoners with military experience if willing to join fight against Russia: Reuters
German flag airline Lufthansa said on Monday it has cancelled 30 flights to Russia of the Lufthansa, Eurowings and Austrian Airlines carriers this week: Reuters
Nato partners are providing Ukraine with air-defence missiles and anti-tank weapons, chief Jens Stoltenberg said in a tweet on Monday, adding that he had held another phone conversation with Ukraine's president earlier: Reuters
At least 102 civilians in Ukraine have been killed since Russia launched its invasion last Thursday, with a further 304 injured, but the real figure is feared to be 'considerably higher', UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Monday (Reuters)
'Save your lives and leave': Ukraine President Zelenskyy appeals to Russian soldiers in speech
UN chief Guterres says the escalation of Russia's military operations in Ukraine is leading to escalating human rights violations (Reuters)
Zelenskyy demands 'immediate' EU membership for Ukraine (AFP)
Ukraine's Zelenskyy says 4,500 Russian soldiers have been killed so far (Reuters)
The number of Ukrainian refugees has exceeded 4 lakh. If the war is not stopped, the number can reach up to 7 million. There are very long queues at the border. Lakhs of Ukrainians are standing in queues, trying to cross the border: Dr Polikha
A UN human rights monitoring team has confirmed 376 civilian casualties in Ukraine, including 94 deaths, after three days of clashes, a UN report showed on Monday. (Reuters)
The Ukrainian delegation includes defence minister Oleksii Reznikov and presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak among others (Reuters)
Ukraine president's office says its main goal of talks with Russia is immediate ceasefire and withdrawal of Russian troops: Reuters
A Ukrainian delegation has arrived at the Belarusian border for talks with Russian representatives, says Ukraine president's office (Reuters)
UN Human Rights Council agrees to Ukraine's request to hold urgent debate in Geneva this week on Russia's invasion: Reuters
Russian military claims air superiority in Ukraine: AFP
Russian army says Ukraine civilians can 'freely' leave Kyiv: AFP
Ukraine denies report that Russia has taken over Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant: Reuters
Russian forces have taken over the towns of Berdyansk and Enerhodar in Ukraine's southeastern Zaporizhzhya region as well as the area around the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant: Reuters
SpiceJet will operate a special evacuation flight to Budapest, Hungary to evacuate Indian nationals stranded in Ukraine and bring them home:
Ukrainian military says Russian troops have slowed down "the pace of the offensive" (AFP)
Weekend curfew lifted in Kyiv. All students are advised to make their way to the railway station for onward journey to the western parts, tweets Embassy of India in Kyiv, Ukraine
The sixth Operation Ganga flight takes off from Budapest (Hungary); 240 Indian nationals are being brought back to Delhi: External affairs minister Dr S Jaishankar
Problems, disagreements best resolved through dialogue: Dalai Lama on Ukraine crisis
Discussions also held on evacuations via Belgorod (Russia) route and aiding students stuck at Romania-Poland border:
The delegation will go as special envoys of India.
Union ministers Hardeep Singh Puri, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Kiren Rijiju and Gen (retd) VK Singh to travel to neighbouring countries of Ukraine to coordinate the evacuation mission and help students:
PM Modi calls a high-level meeting on Ukraine crisis, some ministers likely to be sent to the bordering countries of the war-torn country for safe evacuation of Indian students
South Korea has decided to tighten export controls against Russia by banning exports of strategic items, and join Western countries' moves to block some Russian banks from the SWIFT international payments system, Seoul's foreign ministry said on Monday. (Reuters)
We can't abandon our own people: Rahul Gandhi on Indian students stranded in Ukraine
Amidst the ongoing military operation by Russia in Ukraine, Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma on Monday said he had communicated the list of students from the state stuck in Ukraine to the Centre and was assured all neccessary help
UN says Ukraine radioactive waste site struck
The United Nations' nuclear watchdog says missiles have hit a radioactive waste disposal site in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, but there are no reports of damage to the buildings or indications of a release of radioactive material. (AP)
"We are holding Russian President Vladimir Putin to account for his egregious unjustified war against Ukraine. From midnight last night, Australian targeted financial sanctions and travel bans came into effect on the Russian President and remaining permanent members of Russia's Security Council," Morrison said in a statement
Blasts were heard in Ukrainian capital of Kyiv and in the major city of Kharkiv on Monday morning, Ukraine's State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection said. Kyiv had been quiet for a few hours prior to that, it said in a brief statement on the Telegram messaging app
US President Joe Biden will host a call with allies and partners at 11.15 am ET (16:15 GMT) on Mondayto discuss the latest developments regarding Russia's attack on Ukraine and to coordinate a united response, according to the White House: Reuters
An emergency special session of the United Nations General Assembly to be held today at 10am (New York time). Abdulla Shahid, president of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, will preside over the session
Japan is considering imposing sanctions against some individuals in Belarus, including government executives, foreign minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said on Monday: Reuters
The UN's two major bodies - the 193-nation General Assembly and the more powerful 15-member Security Council - will hold separate meetings later today on Russia's invasion of Ukraine, a reflection of widespread international demands for an immediate ceasefire and escalating concern for the plight of millions of Ukrainians caught up in the war: AP
Close to 100 students from Gujarat, who landed in Mumbai and Delhi, were brought to Gujarat by Volvo buses. Patel met them in Gandhinagar earlier today
Australia has imposed sanctions on more than 350 Russian individuals, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, since Thursday: AP
The Australian government's announcement on Monday gave no details on what material it may be sending. The move follows an offer on Friday of non-lethal military equipment, medical supplies and a $3 million contribution to a Nato trust fund for support of the besieged country (AP)
Australia will provide lethal military equipment to Ukraine to help the Ukrainians resist the Russian invasion: AP
Blasts heard in Ukraine's Kyiv, Kharkiv
The fifth Operation Ganga flight, carrying 249 Indian nationals stranded in Ukraine, departed from Bucharest (Romania) reaches Delhi airport.
Ukraine and Russia negotiations to be held at belarusian-ukrainian border: Office of the president of Ukraine
Ukraine foreign minister says Russia's goal is to destroy Ukraine but we will not fall.
Adviser to Ukraine's interior ministry says talks between Ukraine and Russia have started
SWIFT exclusion toaffect Russia's trade
Russia's central bank announced a slew of measures on Sunday to support domestic markets, as it scrambled to manage the fallout of harsh Western sanctions over the weekend amid Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.
Next 24 hours crucial for Ukraine: Zelenskiy tells UK's Johnson
In a telephonic conversation with the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky talked about concrete decisions on strengthening Ukraine's defense capabilities, macro-financial assistance, & Ukraine's membership in the EU.
European subsidiary of Russia's Sberbank 'failing or likely to fail': ECB
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky talked to UK PM Boris Johnson & Polish President Andrzej Duda 'about the current security situation. Agreed on further joint steps to counter the aggressor.'
Saudi Arabia confirms its commitment to the 'OPEC Plus' accord with Russia, reports AFP
Enemy losses as of Feb 27 have amounted to nearly 4,300 &over 200 taken as prisoners of war; Russia denies. Ukraine had opened a hotline for relatives of Russian soldiers who can't be contacted; over 100 calls from Russian mothers were received during the 1st hr: Ukraine at UNSC
US slams Putin nuclear order, says Russian forces have problems
The United States condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin's nuclear forces alert Sunday, and said his conventional ground forces were experiencing logistical problems in their invasion of Ukraine. US officials said Putin's stunning announcement, four days after his powerful military launched an assault on Ukraine, was dangerously escalatory and part of a pattern of fabricating excuses to justify aggression.
"US Air Force's F-35 Lightning II aircraft from the 34th Fighter Squadron lands at the 86th Air Base, Romania, to work closely with allies & partners to reinforce regional security," tweets US Department of Defence
The Russian Army does not threaten civilians in Ukraine, they're not shelling civilian infrastructure. A threat to civilians is now posed by Ukrainian nationalists who have effectively seized hostages to use as human shields: Russian Federation representative at UNSC
Russian Federation voted against the draft resolution; the UNSC failed to exercise its primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace & security: Russian Federation representative at UNSC meeting on Ukraine
The UK welcomes the result of this vote today. By voting in favour of convening an emergency special session of the UNGA on Ukraine tomorrow, the members of this council have laid bare Russia's diplomatic importance: UK representative at UNSC meeting on Ukraine
Russia again was isolated in opposing this resolution. But it cannot stop the world from coming together to condemn its invasion of Ukraine. We urge all members of the UN to call for the immediate withdrawal of the Russian forces & end this war: UK representative at UNSC
UNGA President Abdulla Shahid will preside over the 11th Emergency Special Session of the General Assembly, at the UN Headquarters in New York, at 10am (in the US) on 28 February
A resolution convening the General Assembly session was adopted with 11 yes votes. Russia voted no, while China, India and the United Arab Emirates abstained.
Our evacuation efforts have been adversely impacted by the complex & uncertain situation at the border crossings. Taking into consideration the totality of circumstances, we decided to abstain: India at UNSC
We welcome today's announcement by both sides to hold talks at the Belarus border. We continue to be deeply concerned about the safety & security of the Indian nationals including a large number of Indian students who are still stranded in Ukraine: India at UNSC
We reiterate our call for an immediate cessation of violence and an end to all hostilities. Our PM has advocated this strongly in his recent conversations with the leadership of the Russian Federation & Ukraine: India's Permanent Rep to UN, TS Tirumurti, at UNSC meeting on Ukraine.
The United Nations Security Council voted to hold a rare emergency session of the General Assembly to discuss Russia's attack on Ukraine.
India abstained on a procedural resolution to call for a rare special emergency session of the UN General Assembly on Russia's aggression against Ukraine.
EU formally agrees ban on Russian Central Bank transactions & to support the delivery of 450 million euros' worth of weapons to Ukraine, reports AFP quoting EU High Representative/VP Josep Borrell Fontelles
Ukraine files genocide case against Russia at UN's top court Ukraine launched a case against Russia at the United Nations’ highest court on Sunday accusing Moscow of planning genocide and asking for the court to intervene to halt the invasion and order Russia to pay reparations. The case also asks the International Court of Justice, based in The Hague, to indicate “provisional measures” ordering Moscow to “immediately suspend the military operations” that were launched on Feb. 24. 01:34 am
World court: Ukraine asked court to order "provisional measures" against Russia 01:17 am
England to boycott all international football matches against Russia: The Football Association 01:01 am
Fifth evacuation flight carrying 249 Indians leaves for Delhi from Bucharest 00:36 am
G7 threatens new Russia sanctions if Ukraine invasion continues, reports AFP quoting G7's statement 00:21 am
White House called on China to condemn Russia's invasion of Ukraine on Sunday as Moscow's onslaught against its neighbor continued and Russian President Vladimir Putin put nuclear forces on high alert. 00:14 am
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked his Portugal counterpart, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, for the closed sky for Russian planes, support for the decision to disconnect Russia from SWIFT, and concrete defense assistance.