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LIVE : 'Positive' developments in Ukraine-Russia talks - Putin


Mar 11, 2022 07:51 pm

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Power has not returned to Chernobyl, Ukraine says

07:38 pm

A high-ranking Russian officer has been killed by Ukrainian forces, according to the Ukrainian military.

Maj-Gen Andrei Kolesnikov was the commander of the 29th army of Russia's eastern military district, according to Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to Ukraine's interior minister.

06:57 am

The UK has just announced sanctions on 386 members of the Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, who support the invasion of Ukraine.

06:13 pm

Facebook's parent company Meta could be banned in Russia

05:56 pm

Food prices may go high

International food and feed prices could rise by between 8% and 20% as a result of the conflict in Ukraine, the UN's food agency says.

05:42 pm

EU pledges further funding for Ukraine military support

05:30 pm

'Positive' developments in Ukraine-Russia talks - Putin

There have been "positive" developments in the ongoing negotiations between Russian and Ukrainian officials, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"There are certain positive shifts there, as negotiators from our side have briefed me," Putin told Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko - a key Russian ally - at a meeting in Moscow.

There have been three rounds of negotiations between the two sides' negotiating teams on the Ukraine-Belarus border - and on Thursday the Ukrainian and Russian foreign ministers met for talks in Turkey.

However, so far there have been no concrete results from the talks.

05:19 pm

Russia seeks to further minimize sanctions impact

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin says companies falling under Western sanctions would have the right to withhold publishing the names of parties they work with.

05:10 pm

UK sanctions pro-invasion Duma members

UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has announced the UK government has sanctioned 386 members of the Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, who support Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine.

04:56 pm

UK veterans minister urges ex-service personnel not to join war

04:40 pm

The mayor of the Croatian capital, Zagreb, says it was a miracle that nobody was killed when a suspected military drone the size of an aircraft crashed in the city at around 23:00 last night.

04:08 pm

Von der Leyen sets out EU plan to phase out Russian energy

The European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, has presented plans to phase out EU dependence on Russian fossil fuels by 2027 at a summit in Versailles.

03:57 pm

Putin says Mid-East volunteers can fight for Russia in Ukraine

03:23 pm

Ukraine hopes to evacuate more civilians on Friday

03:14 pm

Ukraine refugees reach 2.5m

02:09 pm

More civilians killed than soldiers, says Ukraine defence chief

01:50 pm

There's no safe city here' - Ukraine MP

A Ukrainian MP, Inna Sovsun, has tweeted, saying the strikes on new areas this morning shows that there are no "safe" cities in Ukraine.

01:34 pm

Chernihiv loses water supply after strikes

Overnight air strikes on the northern city of Chernihiv took out the city's water supply, authorities say.

12:13 pm

Russia's strikes move west, into new territory

We've seen a new line of attack from Russian troops this morning - missile strikes hitting airfields in the western cities of Lutsk and Ivano-Frankivsk.

12:09 pm

Russia set to lose 'most favoured nation' status

The United States, the European Union and the Group of Seven countries are expected to revoke Russia's "most favoured nation" trading status over its invasion of Ukraine.

11:54 am

Explosions reported in another western city- Ivano-Frankivsk

07:20 am

Ten Russian warplanes hit on Thursday - Ukraine

Ukraine's Air Force says it hit ten Russian warplanes and destroyed two large armoury convoys on Thursday.

06:59 am

Russian forces repositioning near Kyiv

Satellite images of a Russian convoy near Kyiv appear to show forces redeploying to nearby areas, potentially signaling a renewed push towards the Ukrainian capital.

According to Maxar Technologies, elements of the convoy - which was last seen northwest of nearby Antonov Airport - have moved into positions in surrounding towns.

06:48 am

Ukraine accuses Russia of 'nuclear terrorism'

Ukraine says a nuclear research facility has been bombed by Russian forces, accusing Moscow of "nuclear terrorism".

06:38 am

JPMorgan Chase exits Russia

JPMorgan Chase, the largest US bank by assets, has said it is exiting from Russia and will not pursue new business in the country.

06:13 am

IAEA has plans to inspect Ukrainian nuclear sites

Ukraine has told the International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) that it has lost all communications with the Chernobyl power plant.

05:48 am

Russia asks for UN meeting on Ukrainian 'biological activities'

Russia's diplomatic mission to the United Nations has requested that the international body hold an emergency meeting to discuss unfounded allegations that Ukraine is producing biological weapons with US assistance.

05:30 am

Facebook and Instagram to 'temporarily' allow violent speech

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, has confirmed that it is changing its rules on violent speech in several countries because of the Ukraine invasion.

The company says that it has "temporarily" made allowances for violent speech - for example “death to the Russian invaders” - that would usually break its rules.

Meta said, though, it won’t allow credible calls for violence against Russian civilians.

05:09 am

Russia requests return of art exhibits in Italy

Beyond the manoeuvering on the battlefield and in the corridors of political power, Russia's invasion is also having an impact on the cultural world.

In Italy, Russia has requested the return of highly valuable artworks currently on loan to galleries there.

The Russian state museum, The Hermitage, in St Petersburg, wrote to the Palazzo Reale gallery in Milan requesting the return of artworks currently on show by the end of the month - including the Venetian painter Titian's Young Woman with a Feathered Hat.

05:06 am

'War in Europe is going to affect the Swedish people'

Sweden's government is increasing its military spending to 2% of the country's GDP, up from 1.5% in 2020, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

"The war in Europe is going to affect the Swedish people. We need to continue to strengthen Sweden’s defence capabilities," Sweden's Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson told a news conference earlier on Thursday.

04:45 am

Canadian sniper reportedly in Ukraine

An ex-Canadian Army marksman billed as one of the world's deadliest snipers has reportedly arrived in Ukraine to help defend it from the Russian invasion.

The 40-year-old sniper - known only by his nom de guerre, Wali - fought in Afghanistan and is reported to have killed enemy fighters at a distance of two miles (3.2 km) while serving there.

04:26 am

Russians are three miles closer to Kyiv - US officials

Russian forces have moved three miles (5km) closer to Kyiv in the past 24 hours, a senior US defence official has said.

03:55 am

Security experts in the airline industry are growing increasingly worried that surface-to-air missiles in Ukraine could end up in the wrong hands.

03:22 am

IMF expects to cut global growth forecast

The International Monetary Fund has lowered its global growth forecast for next month because of the war and sanctions against Russia, which have caused a contraction in global trade.

03:13 am

Disney announces pause to all Russian business

US-headquartered Walt Disney Co has become the latest business to end operations in Russia after announcing a "pause" its businesses in the country.

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