Vladimir Putin’s invasion enters 10th day, third round of talks between Ukraine and Russia
Invading Russian troops have blocked the strategic Ukrainian port city Mariupol, its mayor announced on Saturday, as Moscow and Kiev aimed to hold further talks this weekend. While besieging Mariupol for days, Russian forces also cut off its electricity, food, water, heat and transportation in the depths of winter, drawing comparisons to the Nazi blockade of Leningrad during the Second World War. “At the moment we are looking for solutions to humanitarian problems and all possible ways to get Mariupol out of the blockade,” Mayor Vadim Boychenko said. He called for a ceasefire and a humanitarian corridor for food and medicine.
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Elon Musk says some governments have asked Starlink to block Russian news
SpaceX chief Elon Musk said on Saturday that his Starlink satellite broadband service had been asked by some governments, not Ukraine, to block Russian news sources.
AirAsia India flight carrying 170 Indian evacuees from Ukraine lands in Delhi
An AirAsia India evacuation flight from Suceava in Romania carrying 170 Indian evacuees from Ukraine landed in Delhi early Saturday morning, an airline official said.
Ceasefire to evacuate residents of Mariupol: Russia
Russia‘s Defense Ministry announced a ceasefire on Saturday to allow residents of two besieged towns, including the strategic port city of Mariupol, to evacuate.
Ceasefire to evacuate residents of Mariupol, says Russian Defense Ministry
The Russian Defense Ministry today announced a ceasefire to allow residents of two besieged towns, including the strategic port city of Mariupol, to evacuate. “Today, March 5, starting at 10 a.m. Moscow time, the Russian side declares a regime of silence and opens humanitarian corridors for the exit of civilians from Mariupol and Volnovakha,” the ministry said.
The European far right in the quagmire of the war in Ukraine and links with Putin
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has plunged far-right movements across Europe into an identity crisis, as they struggle to reconcile their loyalty to Vladimir Putin with overwhelming public solidarity with Kyiv. .
At a logistics show in London this week, discussions were dominated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, rather than interest in the latest package tracking devices or how to revive the industry after the coronavirus pandemic.
Russia has informed the UN Security Council that Russian buses are ready at crossing points to travel to the eastern Ukrainian cities of Kharkiv and Sumy to evacuate Indian students and other foreign nationals stranded there, amid the conflict raging in the Eastern European country.
Ukrainian port city of Mariupol blocked by Russian forces
Invading Russian troops have blocked the strategic Ukrainian port city Mariupol, its mayor announced on Saturday, as Moscow and Kiev aimed to hold further talks this weekend. While besieging Mariupol for days, Russian forces also cut off its electricity, food, water, heat and transportation in the depths of winter, drawing comparisons to the Nazi blockade of Leningrad during the Second World War.
In the context of the Ukrainian crisis, the National Medical Commission (NMC) has stated that foreign medical graduates whose internships are incomplete due to situations beyond their control such as COVID-19 or war may end up the same in India.
Russian ‘fake news’ law prompts media to suspend reporting as websites are blocked
Russia blocked Facebook and some other websites and passed a law that gave Moscow much stronger powers to crack down on independent journalism, prompting the BBC, Bloomberg and other foreign media to suspend reporting in the country.
Swiss economy shaken by sanctions against Russia
Switzerland’s new tough stance vis-à-vis Russia has forced the Swiss economy to readjust to the sanctions, blowing a wind of panic on the commodity market in particular.
Samsung suspends shipments to Russia
South Korean tech company Samsung has suspended product shipments to Russia “due to current geopolitical developments”, joining other global giants like Apple and Microsoft that have halted sales and services in the country after attacking the country. ‘Ukraine.
Singapore imposes sanctions on the Russian Central Bank and other banks for the situation in Ukraine
Singapore has imposed sanctions on the Russian Central Bank and some other Russian banks and imposed restrictions on exports to the country following Russia’s military operation in Ukraine, Singapore’s foreign ministry said on Saturday.
The measures taken by West to help Ukraine
The G7 countries promised on Friday to impose “tough new sanctions” on Russia, and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken pledged to “increase the extraordinary pressure we are already exerting”.
CNN to stop broadcasting in Russia after Putin’s tough law
CNN will stop broadcasting in Russia, the news channel announced on Friday after the introduction of a new law that could jail anyone intentionally spreading “fake” news.
Three IAF planes carrying 629 Indian citizens land in Delhi.
Three IAF C-17 heavy transport aircraft landed at Hindan today morning. These flights evacuated 629 Indian nationals from Romania, Slovakia and Poland.
Explore all possible mechanisms to evacuate 🇮🇳n citizens to Sumy, safely.
Discussion on evacuation and identification of exit routes with all interlocutors, including the Red Cross.
The control room will continue to be active until all of our citizens are evacuated.
Be safe Be strong
– India in Ukraine (@IndiainUkraine) March 4, 2022
Russia faces lasting consequences of war in Ukraine, says World Bank chief
Russia’s war in Ukraine has “horrified” World Bank shareholders and will have lasting consequences for Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russia’s standing on the world stage, the chairman of the global lender has said.
The UN Security Council will meet next week on the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine
The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Monday on the humanitarian crisis sparked in Ukraine by the Russian invasion, diplomats said Friday.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will address the US Senate
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, leading his country’s battle against the Russian invasion, will address the US Senate on Saturday
The Ukrainian strategic port of Mariupol “blocked” by the Russian forces
The strategic Ukrainian port city of Mariupol is under a “blockade” by Russian forces after days of “ruthless” attacks, its mayor said on Saturday, calling for the establishment of a humanitarian corridor.
Fury over Russian attack on Ukrainian nuclear power plant
Ukraine and its allies expressed fury on Friday after Europe’s largest nuclear power plant was attacked and seized by invading Russian forces, which continued to bomb major cities.