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LIVE : Ukrainian official says ceasefire talks with Russia started.

Updated: Mar 3, 2022


Mar 03, 2022 04:51 pm

08:55 pm

Around 600 Indian students are stranded in bunkers of the hostel of Sumy State University in the city of Sumy in Ukraine. The students say that they are waiting for the clearance from the Indian Embassy in Ukraine and Ukrainian government to travel to the border where the Indian authorities are waiting with buses.

08:50 pm

Nine dead after Russian forces strike northern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv: governor

08:30 pm

Ukrainian official says ceasefire talks with Russia started (AFP)

08:30 pm

Putin tells Macron Russia will achieve its goals in Ukraine 'whatever happens'

08:10 pm

Russian and Ukrainian representatives are having a ceasefire dialogue at the Belarusian border.

08:02 pm

UN Human Rights Council holds urgent debate on Ukraine (Reuters)

07:49 pm

French President Macron believes 'worse is to come' in Ukraine after Putin call: aide

07:30 pm

The Ukrainian delegation of negotiators has arrived by helicopter for talks with the Russian side in Belarus, Russian state news agency TASS: Reuters

07:28 pm

Ukraine Parliament approves law to allow seizure of assets owned by Russia or Russia citizens in Ukraine: Reuters

07:14 pm

Russia's Putin vowed to continue fighting against 'militants of nationalist armed groups' in Ukraine, said Kremlin could add to demands at negotiations if Kyiv stalls talks: AFP quoting from readout of Macron call

07:05 pm

Two Indians died in Ukraine are completely under different circumstances. We have contacted the Ukrainian Embassy and are putting efforts to bring Naveen's dead body back to India: MEA

06:44 pm

We are in touch with all countries particularly Ukraine and Russia at various levels. Our only intention is to take Indian citizens out as soon as possible: MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi

06:28 pm

Fifteen flights landed in India during last 24 hours, bringing back more than 3,000 Indians: MEA on evacuation process from Ukraine

06:18 pm

A total of 18,000 Indian nationals have left Ukraine since our first advisory was released, says MEA spokesperson.

06:15 pm

30 flights under Operation Ganga have brought back 6,400 Indians from Ukraine so far: MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi

06:12 pm

During next 24 hrs, 18 evacuation flights have been scheduled, says MEA, 3 of them will be IAF flights.

06:11 pm

Ukraine delegation heading to conflict talks with Russia on Belarus-Poland border: Kyiv (AFP)

06:06 pm

Aviation Ministry says more than 7,400 people expected to be brought back to India in special flights in next 2 days

05:53 pm

Russia says its buses ready to evacuate Indian students, foreigners from Ukraine

05:40 pm

IAEA passes resolution calling on Russia to 'immediately cease actions' at Ukraine nuclear sites (AFP)

05:38 pm

The UN human rights chief slammed Thursday Russia's attack on Ukraine, warning of a "massive impact" on the rights of millions, and cautioning that heightened nuclear threat levels showed all of humanity was at risk. "Elevated threat levels for nuclear weapons underline the gravity of the risks to all of humanity," Michelle Bachelet told the UN Human Rights Council, as it began an urgent debate on violations committed in the conflict.

05:12 pm

Indian students evacuated from Ukraine requiring any medical attention can contact hotline numbers functioning 24/7 and established especially for this purpose +40219442 and +40219277

04:51 pm

Governor of Ukraine's Kherson Region says Russian Forces have control of Regional Administration Building in Kharkiv

04:45 pm

Biden administration is calling on lawmakers to approve $10 billion as a support to Ukraine

04:36 pm

Lavrov says Russia will continue Ukraine war till 'the end'

04:26 pm

$1.5 billion already raised for Ukraine, UN aid chief tells AFP.

04:10 pm

Indian Air Force avoids flying over Pakistan’s airspace to bring nationals from Ukraine

04:06 pm

Ukraine President Zelenskyy in phone call with South Korea's Moon urges for all available support to overcome crisis

03:50 pm

Russia's foreign minister says that Moscow is ready for talks to end the fighting in Ukraine but will continue to press its effort to destroy Ukraine's military infrastructure.

03:36 pm

French authorities have seized a yacht they linked to Rosneft boss Igor Sechin – a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin

03:07 pm

A total of 798 Indian nationals evacuated in the First four IAF C-17 aircraft using airfields in Romania, Hungary & Poland. They also supplied 9.7 tons relief material: Indian Air Force

03:07 pm

'Very hectic': US troops rush to Europe amid war in Ukraine

03:02 pm

Ukraine's Zelenskiy says defence lines holding against Russian attacks

02:11 pm

Rahul Gandhi raised issue of China & Pakistan getting closer to Russia but he said priority is to evacuate students from Ukraine right now.

02:05 pm

Congress leaders supported the govt's stand of abstaining from voting in UNSC: Sources

01:59 pm

The Lithuanian prosecutor general's office announced today that it had begun investigating suspected human and war crimes in Ukraine

01:58 pm

No water or power in Mariupol city with civilians death rising to 34 in Kharkiv

01:11 pm

Despite heavy Russian shelling, the cities of Kharkiv, Chernihiv and Mariupol remain in Ukrainian hands. Russian column advancing on Kyiv has made little discernible progress over three days.

01:01 pm

Nearly 650 Delhi residents stranded in Ukraine, help being extended to families

12:51 pm

Germany to deliver 2,700 further anti-air missiles to Ukraine: AFP quoting sources

12:46 pm

Possibly 'the worst ahead of us' in Russia's war on Ukraine: France

12:45 pm

Pro-Russian separatists threaten Ukraine's Mariupol with strikes

12:40 pm

France will propose a resolution to the United Nations Security Council on Thursday to demand a ceasefire to the war in Ukraine, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told France 2 television

12:38 pm

Russia hits communications facility in Kyiv, takes town near Kharkiv

12:28 pm

Gazprom says Russian gas exports to Europe via Ukraine continue

12:25 am

India supplies humanitarian aid including medicines, blankets, tarpauline and relief

12:19 pm

SC seeks support of Attorney General in evacuation of some Indian medical students stranded in Ukraine near Romania border

12:13 pm

19 flights to bring back 3,726 Indians today

11:18 am

Japan to freeze assets of four more Russian banks from April 2, VTB Bank, Sovcombank, Novikombank and Otkritie are these banks

11:13 am

IAF to fly total 19 evacuation flights with 3,726 Indians today: Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia confirmed

11:10 am

SC received an Petition seeking direction for evacuation of students stranded in other parts of Ukraine and not just the eastern Ukraine.

10:41 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate along with US President Joe Biden, Australian PM Scott Morrison, and Japanese PM Fumio Kishida in a Quad Leaders' virtual meeting today.

10:35 am

The United Arab Emirates says Ukrainian passport holders continue to be eligible for visas on arrival to the Gulf state.The UAE's Foreign Ministry statement on Thursday

10:28 am

‘Trains overcrowded, women and Ukrainians get priority to board, Indian men stuck at Kharkiv’

09:00 am

MEA denied Indian Students being held hostage

"Our Embassy in Ukraine is in continuous touch with Indian nationals in Ukraine. We note that with the cooperation of the Ukrainian authorities, many students have left Kharkiv yesterday. We have not received any reports of any hostage situation regarding any student," MEA spokesperson

08:42 am

Washington tries to convince India of a collective response

“Russia's invasion of Ukraine, of course, is foremost on our minds, and the (State) Department continues to engage India closely to underscore the importance of a collective response condemning Russia's invasion,” Lu said.

08:20 am

One million refugees fled Ukraine in week since Russia's invasion: UNHCR

07:30 am

Russia's capture of southern city Kherson is confirmed by Ukraine

07:18 am

Third Indian Air Force's C-17 aircraft carrying 208 Indian citizens from Ukraine, lands at Hindon airbase near Delhi from Rzeszow in Poland

06:58 am

Ukraine: Two explosions heard near Kyiv's Druzhby Narodiv metro station

06:24 am

After Russia claimed that Ukraine is using Indian students as human shields, the US Department of State on Wednesday (local time) said that they have not seen any verified report of such incidents and these activities are commonly used in Russian disinformation.

06:23 am

Air raid alerts in Kyiv and Kyiv Oblast, Mykolaiv, Lviv, Zhytomyr, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernihiv and Chernihiv Oblast, Volyn Oblast, Cherkasy Oblast, Kirovohrad Oblast, Poltava Oblast, Khmelnytskyi Oblast, Zaporizhzhia and Odesa: The Kyiv Independent

05:26 am

A third and fourth explosion has now been heard near Kyiv's Druzhby Narodiv metro station, reports The Kyiv Independent

04:59 am

We urgently call on the governments of India, Pakistan, China and other counties whose students have become hostages of the Russian armed aggression in Kharkiv and Sumy, to demand from Moscow that it allows the opening of a humanitarian corridor to other Ukrainian cities. tweeted MFA of Ukraine

04:12 am

US Asst State Secy slams India of abstentions

Let me say that all of us have been working to urge India to take clear position, a position opposed to Russia's actions. But what have we seen so far? We have seen a number of abstentions: mentioned the Asst State Secy Donald Lu at the US Senate Committee hearing on 'US Policy towards India

04:03 am

With 437 Indians and 1 Bangladesí, 2 flights depart from Poland for Delhi. Tweeted the Embassy of India in Warsaw, Poland.

04:01 pm

International Criminal Court prosecutor opens investigation into possible war crimes, crimes against humanity in Ukraine, reports AP

03:40 am

Russia fires rockets, debris hits near train station. The Russian rocket, allegedly targeting the Ministry of Defense, was shot down by an air defense system, and its wreckage fell near Kyiv’s main train station: The Kyiv Independent

03:25 am

Civilian toll in Ukraine climbs to 227 dead, 525 injured, says UN

03:22 am

India's maintained to not take either side to be a partner working towards diplomatic solution.We've seen them make right phone calls...unfortunately,they've not yet been effective: stated the Asst State Secy Donald Lu,at US Senate Committee hearing on US Policy towards India

03:15 am

Several Indian companies, including tech firms, steel and tyre makers and pharma players, have responded to the government’s call for aiding in the evacuation of Indian students and workers from Ukraine

03:00 am

Janet Yellen, the Treasury Secretary urged the Biden administration to 'freeze, seize' wealth of Russian oligarchs

02:56 am

The Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland tweets the number of people who left the territory of Ukraine as part of the evacuation; Indian nationals - 1,299

02:55 am

The students who left Ukraine also included some Indians who had not registered with the Embassy of India in Kyiv previously.

02:55 am

Post the evacuation advisories were issued around 17,000 Indian nationals have left Ukraine

02:54 am

A special flight from Poland carrying Indian nationals stranded in Ukraine reached Delhi on Thursday

02:54 am

UN says 227 civilian deaths in Ukraine since ‘military operation ‘ started

02:53 am

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday (local time) spoke to Prime Minister of Israel Naftali Bennett and discussed the special military operation to "protect" Donbas.

02:53 am

35 countries including India, Pakistan and China abstained from voting on a resolution deploring in the strongest terms Russia’s actions in Ukraine and demanding that Russia “immediately, completely, and unconditionally” withdraw all of its military forces from the territory of Ukraine

02:20 am

Russia overtook the strategic hub of Kherson in southern Ukraine, making it the first major city to fall since the war began.

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