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LIVE : The Ukrainian government, which is struggling to fight the Russian, pleads for global help.

Updated: Feb 26, 2022

Feb 26, 2022 11:14 am

11:14 am

US President Joe Biden on Friday authorized a sanction of $350 million to Ukraine for procurement of Defense equipment and imparting military training and education.

11:08 am

'Matter of regret...': India abstains from UNSC vote 'deploring' Putin's war on Ukraine

11:07 am

Air India evacuation flight from Romania arriving in Mumbai at 4 pm. Union minister Piyush Goyal will receive the evacuees at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.

10:59 am

Gunfire was heard close to the government quarters in the centre of Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Saturday morning, Reuters reported qouting a witness.

10:33 am

Indian Air Force will not deploy its aircraft for multi-nation exercise in UK amid escalating Russia-Ukraine conflict.

10:26 am

Russian and Ukrainian forces clashed on the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital as authorities urged citizens to help defend the city from advancing Russian forces in the worst European security crisis in decades.

09:49 am

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was asked to evacuate Kyiv at the behest of the US government but turned down the offer.

09:06 am

Frequent artillery blasts could be heard in Kyiv coming from some distance from the city center. Ukraine and Russia are discussing a place and time for talks, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's spokesman Sergii Nykyforov said on social media, earlier.

08:50 am

India asks citizens in Ukraine to 'not move to any border posts without coordination'

08:27 am

Ukraine 'repulsed' Russian attack on main Kyiv avenue, news agency AFP reported citing army.

07:10 am

Prepare petrol bombs to defend Kyiv: Ukrainian authorities to locals

06:31 am

Russia on Friday (local time) vetoed a UN Security Council resolution on Ukraine, while India, China, and UAE abstained from the vote. The vote was 11 in favor, one against, and three abstentions.

06:01 am

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky warned Saturday that Russian troops would attempt to take the capital Kyiv before dawn, as Western nations announced personal sanctions targeting Vladimir Putin.

Feb 25 2022

More than 360 people in Ukraine have been wounded and 137 have been killed since Thursday’s attack. The United Nations has urged that protection of civilians in Ukraine should be the number one priority.

06:25 pm

Ukrainian forces fight off Russian ‘invaders’ in the streets of Kyiv as President Volodymyr Zelensky accuses Moscow of targeting civilians and calls for more international sanctions.

05:54 pm

Formula 1 announces cancellation of 2022 Russian Grand Prix, scheduled for September 25, due to the ongoing events in Ukraine.

05:35 pm

Indian students walk towards Ukraine-Poland border for evacuation

A group of around 40 Indian medical students seen walking towards the Ukraine-Poland border for evacuation.

05:28 pm

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks to Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, calls for ‘negotiation’ on Ukraine.

05:00 pm

India to send chartered flights to Romania and Hungary: Two flights to Bucharest in Romania today and one flight to Budapest in Hungary tomorrow are being planned to be operated as GoI chartered

04:26 pm

Russian foreign minister Sergeĭ Viktorovich Lavrov says Moscow ready to talk, if Ukraine ‘lays down arms.’

04:18 pm

UEFA shifts 2022 Champions League final out of Saint Petersburg

03:46 pm

Missiles pound Ukrainian Capital Kyiv as President Volodymyr Zelenskiy pleads with the international community to do more, saying sanctions announced so far were 'not enough.'

03:45 pm

Use tricolour for identification: Indian embassy to Indians in Ukraine

03:24 pm

Russian forces approaching Kyiv from northeast and east: Ukrainian army, according to AFP.

02:43 pm

Russia bars British flights from entering its airspace

02:17 pm

Tamil Nadu govt will bear all travel expenses to be incurred for the return of around 5,000 TN

01:38 pm

Just hours after being hit by multiple rocket strikes, clashes have broken out in Kyiv's northern district, news agency AFP reported on Friday.

01:23 pm

India working to establish evacuation routes from Romania, Hungary

01:00 pm

Afghanistan's foreign ministry spokesperson Abdul Qahar Balkhi said on Friday that the government is closely monitoring the situation in Ukraine and expressed concerns regarding the real possibility of civilian casualties.

12:55 pm

Ukrainian army says it is fighting Russian forces outside Kyiv

12:30 pm

Buildings across globe light up to express solidarity with Ukraine

12:14 pm

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for immediate protection for all civilians in Ukraine and said this should be the world's 'No. 1 priority'.

11:58 am

Have asked 27 European leaders whether Ukraine will be in NATO: President Zelensky

11:52 am

Ukrainian President Zelensky said on Friday that Russian forces are targeting civilian areas in his country, adding “the enemy's sabotage groups have entered Kyiv.”

11:13 am

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is set to vote on a draft resolution to condemn Russia's invasion of Ukraine “in the strongest terms possible”. The resolution was tabled by the United States and Albania.

10:52 am

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Friday that Russian troops have been stopped from advancing in most directions of the country, according to news agency Reuters.

10:22 am

Ukrainian military on Friday downed an aircraft over Kyiv, which then crashed into a residential building, an interior ministry officials told news agency Reuters.

09:42 am

Russia has detained more than 1,700 people that protested against Moscow's action to launch a full-scale evacuation in Ukraine on Thursday.

09:10 am

China said on Friday that it is arranging evacuation flights for its citizens stuck in Ukraine as the conditions have deteriorated sharply.

08:58 am

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Friday said that he will stay in capital city Kyiv as Russian forces advanced towards the country.

07:42 am

French President Emmanuel Macron, who held a telephonic conversation with Vladimir Putin on Thursday, said on Friday that the Russian President was duplicitous in his conversations.

"Yes, there was duplicity, yes there was a deliberate, conscious choice to launch war when we could still negotiate peace," Macron said.

07:34 am

President Joe Biden said the US will intervene if Vladimir Putin moves into NATO countries, stressing that if his Russian counterpart is not stopped now, he will be emboldened.

06:08 am

The United Nations Security Council will vote on Friday on a draft resolution that would condemn Russia for invading Ukraine and require Moscow to immediately and unconditionally withdraw, but the measure is set to fail because Moscow can cast a veto.

06:08 am

Japan said on Friday it will appropriately deal with oil release from national reserves in cooperation with the International Energy Agency and relevant countries, after Russia's attack on Ukraine fueled fears about disruption to global energy supply.

04:51 am

Ukrainian president says 137 dead after first day of fighting, reports AFP

03:53 am

Russian police have detained more than 1,700 people at anti-war protests across dozens of cities as thousands took to the streets after President Vladimir Putin sent troops to invade Ukraine, reports AFP quoting an independent monitor.

02:54 am

French President Emmanuel Macron says he has demanded, in a phone call, that President Putin immediately cease Russian operations in Ukraine. Read more

02:33 am

Ukraine's Health Minister Viktor Lyashko said 57 Ukrainians have been killed as a result of the Russian invasion, and 169 more wounded, reports AP.

01:52 am

PM Mod asked for “assistance in ensuring security of Indian citizens” in Ukraine: Russian embassy

01:49 am

The United States has expelled Russia's number two diplomat in Washington in a tit for tat move after Moscow's expulsion of a senior US envoy, reports AFP, citing a State Department official.

01:33 am

A Russian Antonov An-26 transport plane carrying military equipment crashed in Russia's southern Voronezh region near Ukraine, killing all crew members on board, the defence ministry said Thursday, reports AFP.

12:51 am

“We are in consultation with India today, we haven't resolved that completely,” said US President Joe Biden when asked if India is with the United States on the Ukraine crisis.

12:40 am

President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a new round of sanctions targeting Russia after its invasion of Ukraine, charging that Russian leader Vladimir Putin “chose this war" and that his country will bear the consequences of his action.

12:39 am

US President Joe Biden vowed Thursday to defend "every inch" of NATO territory after Russia sent forces into Ukraine -- but reaffirmed that no American troops would be deployed to Washington's ally.

12:00 am

European Union to hit Russia with new sanctions over 'barbaric attack' on Ukraine, reports Reuters

Feb 24, 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine declaring the same as only option for Russia despite of sanctions and criticism faced globally.

11:53 pm

Canada has put sanctions against 58 Russian individuals and entities, announces Justin Trudeau.

11:37 pm

Amid Russia's ongoing military operations in Ukraine, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar spoke to his counterpart in Slovakia, Ivan Korcok.

"Discussed situation in Ukraine. Appreciate his willingness to facilitate evacuation of Indian nationals through Slovakia," the EAM said.

11:12 pm

Chernobyl nuclear power plant captured by Russian forces, reports Reuters citing Ukrainian official.

10:42 pm

In conversation with Vladimir Putin, PM Modi calls for ‘sincere dialogue’ between Russia and NATO

10:23 pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin says 'no other way' to defend country other than by invading Ukraine, reports AFP.

09:39 pm

Ukraine President Zelensky says Russia captures airfield near Kyiv

09:36 pm

Have convinced Ukrainian varsities to hold online classes so that Indian students can return home, says foreign secretary Shringla.

09:06 pm

Ukraine capital Kyiv has declared curfew after Russia began its invasion in the eastern European nation on Thursday, AFP reported quoting mayor Vitali Klitschko.

08:54 pm

Czech Republic stops issuing visas to Russians, reports AFP quoting PM Petr Fiala

08:44 pm

Russia trying to seize Chernobyl, the site of 1986 nuclear disaster, tweets Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. “This is a declaration of war against the whole of Europe,” his tweet adds.

07:50 pm

Modi likely to speak with Putin tonight after Ukrainian envoy’s appeal

07:39 pm

Russia says it has destroyed more than 70 military targets, including 11 airfields, in Ukraine after its invasion of the European nation began earlier in the day, reports AFP.

07:00 pm

Central European countries geared up on Thursday for the arrival of refugees after Russia launched a full-blown invasion of Ukraine. Poland has set up reception points on its border, while Hungary and Slovakia plan to send troops to manage the likely influx, Reuters reported.

06:32 pm

NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said Ukraine's wish to be a member of the alliance is not an “excuse” for Russia to invade the European country. “Russia has no right to use violence and armed forces on a sovereign nation,” he added during a joint press conference with EU president Ursula von der Leyen and European Council president Charles Michel.

06:27 pm

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen say “fully prepared” to host refugees from Ukraine after Russia invades the European country.

06:07 pm

Ukraine military plane with 14 on board crashes near Kyiv

05:51 pm

Indians returning from Ukraine can travel via Qatar. Centre allows Indian citizens returning from Ukraine to travel via transit under the bilateral air bubble agreement with Qatar, an official notification from Embassy of India in Doha said. As of the Ukraine airspace is shut; hence the move will be applied once it reopens.

05:37 pm

Russia conducted over 30 strikes on civilian and military targets

05:09 pm

Indian Embassy in Ukraine issues third advisory to its students, currently stranded in war-torn European country. It has asked students to look for nearest bomb shelters wherever they are in Ukraine as reports of air sirens and bomb attacks are emerging after Russia invaded the nation.

04:58 pm

Kremlin said on Thursday that the duration of the military mission - invasion - will depend on ‘results' AFP reported. It added that it believes Russians will 'support' Ukraine operation.

04:23 pm

Moldova says closing airspace after Russia invades Ukraine

03:19 pm

Ukraine breaks diplomatic ties with Russia, reports AFP quoting President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. This comes after Russia's full-flown air and ground military attack on Ukraine.

03:12 pm

Ambassador of Ukraine to India urges PM Modi to speak to Putin

03:00 pm

Putin says current events have ‘nothing to do with a desire to infringe on Ukraine and Ukrainian people's interests'

02:43 pm

Ukraine says it has killed ‘50 Russian occupiers’ and destroyed six planes, according to AFP.

02:20 pm

India cancels special flights to Kyiv after Ukraine shuts airspace, embassy issues helpline numbers

02:00 pm

Belarus leader says his army not taking part in Ukraine invasion

01:55 pm

Ukraine Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov opens up to civilians says anyone who is ready and able to hold a weapon can join the ranks of the Territorial Defence Forces: Reuters

01:48 pm

“We'll weaken Russia's economic base & its capacity to modernise. In addition, we'll freeze Russian assets in EU & stop access of Russian banks to European financial market. Like with the first package of sanctions,we're closely aligned with partners & allies” says EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen

01:43 pm

MEA control room in Delhi being expanded and made operational on a 24x7 basis to assist the students and other Indian nationals in Ukraine, amid Russia Ukraine Conflict

01:33 pm

EU official: European Union assessing the 'strongest, harshest package' of sanctions (against Russia) it has ever considered, reports AP

01:09 pm

Moscow says closing shipping in Azov Sea between Ukraine, Russia (AFP)

01:05 pm

US Secretary of Defense and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with Nato general secretary, Jens Stoltenberg to condemn Russia’s attack on Ukraine and discuss the Alliance’s coordinated response.

12:46 pm

Ukraine says at least 7 killed, 9 wounded by Russian shelling: Reuters

12:38 pm

Russian-backed separatists say they now control two towns in the Luhansk region of Ukraine: Reuters

12:36 pm

Smoke fumes out of a military installation near the airport, tanks move into the city, after Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized a military operation in eastern Ukraine, in Mariupol: Reuters

12:36 pm

Russia's central bank says intervening to 'stabilise situation'

12:27 pm

Embassy of India in Kyiv, Ukraine issues important advisory to all Indian nationals in Ukraine as of Feb 24, 2022.

11:56 am

Ukrainian airbases, air defences destroyed, says Russia. Moscow said on Thursday that it destroyed Ukrainian airbases and air defences, moments after the military claimed it shot down five Russian planes and one helicopter in Luhansk region.

11:40 am

Ukraine military says five Russian planes and a Russian helicopter were shot down in Luhansk region - reports Reuters.

11:03 am

Will hold Russia accountable for its attack on Ukraine, says EU chief

10:24 am Air India Flight AI1947 Coming Back to Delhi Due to Airspace Restrictions Over Ukraine

09:54 am

Ukrainian foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Thursday that Russia has launched full scale invasion, moments after Vladimir Putin announced a military operation in Ukraine. 09:45 am

Military command centres in 2 Ukrainian cities attacked, says report

09:13 am

Biden warns of 'catastrophic loss of life after Putin's Ukraine announcement

08:55 am

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned other countries that any attempt to interfere with the “military operation” would lead to “consequences they have never seen”. Minutes after the UN chief asked Putin to stop the troops, the Russian President said the decision to conduct a special operation was made to “protect” the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine. Putin insisted that he doesn't plan to occupy Ukraine while urging Ukrainian soldiers to lay their arms and go home.

08:42 am

Russia President Vladimir Putin announced a “military operation” in Ukraine and called on the Ukrainian military to lay down its arms, warning that the responsibility for any "bloodshed will be on the conscience" of the Ukrainian regime, reported news agency AFP.

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