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LIVE : Ukraine President gets standing ovation after emotional speech at European Parliament.

Updated: Mar 2, 2022


Mar 01, 2022 08:57 pm

11:15 pm

PM Modi, French President Emmanuel Macron discuss situation in Ukraine; share concerns over deteriorating humanitarian situation: PMO

11:13 pm

Russia-Ukraine war: WW-II era bunkers only refuge for stranded Indians in Sumy

10:45 pm

US doesn’t seem bothered about nuclear threats from Russia

10:31 pm

Indian Air Force C-17 transport aircraft to leave for Romania at 4 am tomorrow to bring back Indian citizens from Ukraine. The aircraft will take off from its home base in Hindan near Delhi: IAF officials

10:31 pm

WTI oil price soars more than 10% on Ukraine fallout

10:23 pm

West should not establish military facilities on territory of former USSR states: Russian FM Lavrov

The West should not establish military facilities on the territory of former USSR states that are not members of NATO, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday, days after Moscow launched a massive military operation against Ukraine.

10:21 pm

NATO foreign ministers to hold emergency meeting over Ukraine on Friday: Official

10:04 pm

Five killed in Russian strike on Kyiv TV tower

10:02 pm

Had advised all our nationals in Kyiv to head to western parts & exit from there whenever they can. They can go towards Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Poland & Moldova. 7700 nationals have exited through these routes, 2000 have returned & 4000-5000 waiting for aircraft: HV Shringla

10:02 pm

Body of Indian student who died in Kharkiv has been taken to morgue in medical university in the city: FS Harsh Vardhan Shringla

09:43 pm

A flight left this morning carrying the first tranche of humanitarian assistance to Ukraine, through Poland. The consignment comprised medicines, medical equipment & other relief material. Another flight tomorrow will carry the 2nd consignment: Shringla

09:35 pm

Over the next 3 days, 26 flights have been scheduled to bring out Indian citizens apart from Bucharest and Budapest. Airports in Poland and Slovak will also be used: Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla

09:30 pm

World Athletics bans Russian athletes from all competitions: Federation

09:30 pm

Of the remaining 40%, roughly half remain in conflict zone in Kharkiv, Sumy area & the other half have either reached the western borders of Ukraine or are heading towards the western part of Ukraine - they are generally out of conflict areas: Foreign Secretary HV Shringla

09:29 pm

We had an estimated 20,000 Indian students in Ukraine at the time that we issued our first advisory. From that number approximately 12,000 have since left Ukraine, which is 60% of the total number of our citizens in Ukraine: Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla

09:15 pm

Russian forces have attacked a television tower in Ukraine's capital Kyiv, potentially disrupting its signal, Ukrainian Interior Ministry adviser Anton Herashchenko says: Reuters

08:57 pm

Blinken says Russian 'crimes' mounting by hour in Ukraine

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken told the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday that Russian "crimes" in Ukraine are "mounting by the hour", with strikes hitting hospitals, schools and residential buildings.

08:35 pm

Western sanctions already having 'massive impact' on Russian economy, more being weighed: G7 presidency

08:23 pm

Indian Air Force transport aircraft including the C-17 Globemaster heavy-lift planes on standby for Operation Ganga under which Indian citizens stranded in Ukraine have to be brought back to India: IAF Officials


Blinken suggests Russia should be stripped of UN rights council membership

08:08 pm

President of the European Council, Charles Michel spoke with PM Narendra Modi

"Expressed my condolences on the death of an Indian student in Kharkiv today due to indiscriminate Russian attacks against innocent civilians," tweets Charles Michel

07:37 pm

India in Romania has received queries from Indian students evacuated from Ukraine and presently in shelters in Romania that they may not be able to leave after some days due to visa requirements. The Embassy assures that no visa is required to exit Romania by special flights.

07:34 pm

China's foreign minister calls Ukraine counterpart, says 'deeply regrets' Russia conflict: State media

07:20 pm

Union Minister General (Retd) VK Singh meets 80 Indian students staying at Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha at Warsaw in Poland.

07:07 pm

Italy moves Ukraine embassy to Lviv

Italy said Tuesday it was moving its embassy in Ukraine from the capital Kyiv to the western city of Lviv, following similar decisions by other Western countries. "Due to the deterioration of the security situation in Kyiv, and the consequent impossibility of guaranteeing full functionality, the Italian embassy in Kyiv is being transferred to Lviv," a foreign ministry statement said.

06:45 pm

Ukraine President gets standing ovation after emotional speech at European Parliament

06:38 pm

Russian forces link up with separatist allies in key coastal territory: Ministry

06:24 pm

Russia must immediately withdraw its troops and end the "bloodshed" in Ukraine, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Tuesday, warning of further sanctions to punish Moscow's aggression

06:11 pm

The special flight of Operation Ganga carrying Indian nationals has departed from Romanian capital Bucharest to Delhi

05:43 pm

At least 10 dead after Russian shelling on Ukraine's Kharkiv

05:33 pm

We are striving for Europe to choose for Ukraine, says Ukrainian President Zelenskyy

05:32 pm

Ukraine President Zelenskiy: EU must prove it is with us

05:19 pm

Ukrainian President Zelenskyy addresses European Parliament. He received a standing ovation after his address.

05:15 pm

Lavrov faces fresh mass diplomatic boycott at UN rights council

Numerous diplomats walked out on Tuesday when Russia's foreign minister addressed the UN Human Rights Council, after a similar boycott of his speech at the nearby Conference on Disarmament.

05:00 pm

UK passes law to ban Russsian-linked ships from its ports

Britain said on Tuesday it had passed a law that would ban all ships that have any connection to Russia from entering its ports. Britain had said on Monday that it wanted all ports to refuse entry to ships that were Russian flagged, registered or controlled while it drew up new legislation.

04:46 pm

Ukraine president: Russian strike hits square in Kharkiv

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says a Russian missile strike hit a central square in the city of Kharkiv, calling it an act of “undisguised terror”.

04:34 pm

Indian embassy did not reach out to students stuck in Kharkiv, alleges father of student killed in shelling

04:32 pm

Mysterious symbols pop up on Ukrainian buildings, trigger fears of Russian targeting

Mysterious red crosses and other symbols are popping up on several building rooftops across Ukraine, triggering fears that the structures are being marked for Russian shelling. With Russian forces moving closer to the Ukrainian capital, the Kyiv administration has issued a warning asking citizens to be on the lookout for any odd symbols on buildings, and cover them up.

04:24 pm

BWF suspends athletes and officials representing Russia and Belarus from participating at any BWF sanctioned tournaments.

04:17 pm

Indian student's death in Ukraine: As per the Karnataka CMO, CM Bommai has said that a negotiation with foreign ministry officials is on.

04:16 pm

All efforts will be made to bring back the body of the Indian student killed in Ukraine: Karnataka CMO

04:15 pm

Karnataka CM Bommai has spoken to the father of the Indian student killed in shelling in Ukraine: CMO

03:59 pm

Over 9000 Indian nationals brought out of Ukraine while a considerable number are now in safer areas. We will continue to make utmost efforts to ensure the return our citizens stranded in Ukraine:

03:56 pm

China starts evacuating citizens from Ukraine

China has started evacuating its citizens from Ukraine, state media said Tuesday, as fears grow for their safety with anger reportedly rising over Beijing's refusal to condemn the Russian invasion. About 600 Chinese students fled Kyiv and the southern port city of Odessa on Monday, the state-run Global Times newspaper reported, citing the Chinese embassy in the Ukrainian capital.

03:47 pm

Russia will pursue Ukraine offensive until 'all goals' achieved: Defence minister.

03:36 pm

UN refugee agency says over 6,60,000 refugees have fled Ukraine to neighbouring countries in 6 days. (Reuters)

03:23 pm

Indian Airforce is geared up for the evacuation of Indian citizens from Ukraine: IAF

03:23 pm

Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov says Ukraine still has Soviet nuclear technology; we cannot fail to respond to this danger. (Reuters)

03:17 pm

The future of global security is being determined right now in Ukraine, If Russia's violations go unpunished no country can feel safe: Ukraine foreign minister

03:11 pm

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will address the European Parliament on Tuesday, the legislature's speaker says.

03:09 pm

The ministry of external affairs has condoled the death of the Indian student in Kharkiv

02:45 pm

Kharkiv official says Russian missiles hit administration building, residential area. (Reuters)

02:41 pm

Iran supreme leader says Ukraine is victim of crises caused by US. (Reuters)

02:40 pm

YouTube blocks Russian channels RT, Sputnik in Europe. (AFP)

02:40 pm

"Many of your friends are still stuck in Ukraine. Tell them efforts are being made to bring them back home. Efforts will continue till all of them are brought back...," Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya says.

02:37 pm

Ukraine's Mariupol port under constant shelling: Mayor

The mayor of Ukraine's Mariupol said on Tuesday morning the southern port city was under constant shelling that had killed civilians and damaged infrastructure, as Russia started day six of its invasion. (Reuters)

02:18 pm

Kharkiv shelling: Governor Oleg Sinegubov says the number of victims is not yet known. (AFP)

02:17 pm

East Ukraine city Mariupol loses electricity after Russian attacks.

02:07 pm

Fierce resistance on the ground has so far denied Russian President Vladimir Putin decisive early gains after he last week launched the biggest assault on a European state since World War Two.

02:06 pm

Rockets kill 70 Ukrainian soldiers, huge Russian column approaches Kyiv

02:03 pm

Russian occupiers continue to use heavy weaponry against the civilian population: governor Oleg Sinegubov. (Photo credit: AFP)

02:00 pm

The central square of Ukraine's second city, Kharkiv, has been shelled by advancing Russian forces, governor Oleg Sinegubov says. (AFP)

02:00 pm

Successfully facilitated the movement of more than 1,400 students out of Zaporizhzhia, a city in southeast Ukraine, westwards: Indian Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine.

01:56 pm

Another flight carrying Indian nationals stranded in Ukraine arrives in Delhi from Hungary. (ANI)

01:20 pm

Russia will face an economic war, French finance minister says

Russia will face the collapse of its economy as sanctions from the European Union and the United States unleash an "economic war" against it, finance minister Bruno Le Maire told France Info radio on Tuesday. (Reuters)

01:16 pm

Polish PM to discuss EU membership for Ukraine with European Commission's von der Leyen. (Reuters)

12:57 pm

Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri is on his way to Budapest, Hungary, to aid evacuation of Indian citizens stranded in Ukraine.

12:46 pm

Former Miss Ukraine posts pictures with gun after she joins army to fight against Russia

12:21 pm

PM chairs high-level meet; IAF likely to deploy C-17 aircraft for evacuation

12:15 pm

“All Indian nationals including students are advised to leave Kyiv urgently today. Preferably by available trains or through any other means available” read the Twitter handle of Embassy of India in Kyiv, Ukraine

12:13 pm

A group of Indian students stranded in Ukraine has entered Poland, to undertake the onward journey to India.

11:56 am

The decision to deploy C-17 aircraft as part of Operation Ganga was taken after another round of high level meeting, the third in the last 24 hours on Ukraine-Russia situation, sources also said.

11:48 am

Indian Air Force is likely to deploy several C-17 aircraft as part of Operation Ganga from Tuesday, sources informed.

11:42 am

Union law minister Kiren Rijiju is travelling to Kosice as a Special Envoy of the Indian Government to oversee evacuation of Indians from Ukraine.

11:41 am

SpiceJet will operate a special evacuation flight to Kosice, Slovakia on Tuesday to bring back Indian nationals stranded in Ukraine.

11:25 am

Russian army on outskirts of southern Ukrainian city Kherson: Mayor. (AFP)

10:59 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met President Ram Nath Kovind and briefed him on various issues, including the Ukraine crisis, sources have said.

10:16 am

Regularly engaging with Indian partners on Ukraine situation: US

The United States said it is regularly engaging with its partners such as India and UAE amid the rapidly evolving situation in Ukraine caused by Russia's large-scale military operations in the country. Answering a question during a press briefing, US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said the US has a "very close relationship" with India and they have discussed their concerns on the Ukraine conflict.

09:54 am

More than 70 Ukrainian soldiers were killed after Russian artillery hit a military base in Okhtyrka, a city between Kharkiv and Kyiv, according to the head of the region. (AP)

09:24 am

World Taekwondo strips Vladimir Putin of black belt over military operation in Ukraine

08:41 am

The eighth Operation Ganga flight has reached New Delhi from Budapest.

08:34 am

We will not rest till our fellow Indians are safe: EAM Jaishankar

08:33 am

EAM Jaishankar says that the ninth Operation Ganga flight has also departed Bucharest for New Delhi with 218 Indian nationals.

08:30 am

Eighth Operation Ganga flight leaves from Budapest for New Delhi with 216 Indian nationals, EAM S Jaishankar says.

08:03 am

The seventh Operation Ganga flight with 182 Indian nationals stranded in Ukraine reached Mumbai from Bucharest (Romania).

08:02 am

A huge Russian military convoy stretching some 40 miles was spotted Monday by a US satellite imaging company just north of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, which has already repulsed several assaults. Satellite photos provided by Maxar, a US company, showed that the convoy -- which had been massing since Sunday -- had mushroomed to more than 40 miles of military vehicles.

07:58 am

Human rights groups and Ukraine's ambassador to the United States accused Russia of attacking Ukrainians with cluster bombs and vacuum bombs, weapons that have been condemned by a variety of international organizations.

07:42 am

I'd like to thank all neighbouring countries of Ukraine who have opened their borders for our citizens and given all facilities to our missions and their personnel. We stand ready to help those from our neighbours & developing countries who may seek assistance: India at UN

07:41 am

Peaceful settlement of disputes has been India's consistent position; my govt firmly believes that there's no other choice but to return to the path of diplomacy: India at UN

07:30 am

On being asked about India's abstention at the UNSC meeting, US State Dept Spox Ned Price said, "we have a very close relationship with India & have regular engagements with our Indian partners... So at every level in multiple fora, we have had discussions about this."

06:44 am

Russian forces shell Ukraine's No. 2 city and menace Kyiv

Russian forces shelled Ukraine's second-largest city on Monday, rocking a residential neighbourhood, and closed in on the capital, Kyiv, in a 40-mile convoy of hundreds of tanks and other vehicles, as talks aimed at stopping the fighting yielded only an agreement to keep talking. The country's embattled president said the stepped-up shelling was aimed at forcing him into concessions.

06:09 am

Satellite images taken on Monday show a Russian military convoy north of the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv that stretches for about 40 miles (64 km), substantially longer than the 17 miles (27 km) reported earlier in the day, a US private company said.

06:04 am

"The eighth Operation Ganga flight with 216 Indian nationals leaves from Budapest (Hungary) for New Delhi," tweets EAM Dr. S. Jaishankar

05:44 am

The Ukrainian president said it was time to consider a no-fly zone for Russian missiles, planes, and helicopters after the bombardment of Kharkiv. Russia has carried out 56 rocket strikes and sent 113 cruise missiles in five days, according to Zelensky: Reuters

05:34 am

Western officials say: Russia has deployed about half of the forces it had at Ukraine's border

05:15 am

All information on the electronic platform will be systemized for effective communication & distribution of essential goods. Do not listen to the Russian lies, listen to Ukraine's cries. We need your help: Ukraine representative at UNSC meeting

04:34 am

More checkpoints on the border with Poland have been opened, including 2 additional pedestrian crossings, for all who want to go to the neighbouring safe country. An electronic resource platform will be launched tomorrow: Ukraine representative at UNSC meeting

04:33 am

Over 5 days of operation, there hasn't been a single documented case of targetted destruction or evidence of the death of civilians caused by the Russian military. People are trying to blame us for what's being done by Ukraine itself: Russia at UNSC meeting

04:06 am

Ukrainian authorities issued an order to distribute arms to anyone who wants it, including criminals let out of prisons for that specific purpose, resulting in mass incidences of robberies, killings, & lootings: Russian Federation representative at UNSC

03:47 am

Yesterday, UK PM Boris Johnson announced $54 million in aid to help our Ukrainian friends, bringing the total amount pledged to Ukraine this year, to $190 million. The UK would also guarantee up to $500mn loans via multilateral development banks: UK at UNSC

03:46 am

The UK will also participate in tomorrow's UN appeal. UK govt experts have also deployed to the region to provide humanitarian support to those fleeing violence in Ukraine. We call on President Putin to stop this war & withdraw his forces from Ukraine: UK at UNSC

03:34 am

Half a million people have fled (displaced) from Ukraine tomorrow, the UN will be launching a funding appeal. The US is already providing nearly $54 million, additional humanitarian assistance to Ukraine: US representative at UNSC meeting

03:10 am

Taking into account the humanitarian requirements in Ukraine, my govt has also decided to provide urgent relief supplies, including medicines & these are being dispatched tomorrow: India at UN

03:08 am

Trudeau (Canada PM) announces Canada ban on Russian oil imports.

03:07 am

Twelve diplomats from Russia's UN Mission have been expelled by the US: Permanent Representative of Russia to the United Nations, Vassily Nebenzia

03:07 am

US says 12 Russian UN staff expelled for non-diplomatic 'activities'.

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