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Russia-Ukraine war LIVE: EU foreign ministers met Monday to discuss a sixth round of sanctions, with concerns that divisions over a ban on Russian gas and oil imports could blunt their impact.


A man walks with a bicycle next to a truck that carries black bags with corpses of people killed during the war with Russia and exhumed from a mass grave for investigations in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday. ((AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd))

Updated on Apr 12, 2022 05:52 PM IST

Russia-Ukraine war LIVE updates -Day 48: Nearly two-thirds of all Ukrainian children have fled their homes in the six weeks since Russia’s invasion, and the United Nations has verified the deaths of 142 youngsters, though the number is almost certainly much higher, the UN children’s agency said Monday. Ukraine’s UN ambassador claimed Russia has taken more than 121,000 children out of Ukraine.

The mayor of Mariupol told the Associated Press that more than 10,000 civilians have died in the city in Ukraine since the Russian invasion on February 24.

Meanwhile, The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation has warned that the disruption to grain exports from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could trigger a global hunger crisis. 

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the United States and India are cooperating to deliver more food to the world market and make more fertiliser amid the shortage due to the Ukraine conflict.

Blinken om Monday recognised that India’s relationship with Russia had developed over decades, at a time when the United States was not able to be a partner to India. “Times have changed. Today, we are able and willing to be partners of choice with India across every realm.”

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  • Apr 12, 2022 05:52 PM IST

    Russian hackers tried to sabotage Ukrainian power grid: officials

    Russian hackers attempted to launch a destructive cyberattack on Ukraine’s electricity grid last week, Ukrainian officials and cybersecurity researchers said on Tuesday.

  • Apr 12, 2022 05:32 PM IST

    Russia has enough funds to service its debt, finance ministry says

    Russia has enough funds to service its debt in time and to redeem all its debt obligations, the finance ministry said on Tuesday.

  • Apr 12, 2022 04:58 PM IST

    Concern over possible use of chemical weapons as battle rages in besieged Ukrainian port

    Civilians were fleeing from areas of eastern Ukraine on Tuesday ahead of an anticipated Russian offensive, while Kyiv said it was checking reports that Russian forces had used chemical weapons in the besieged port city of Mariupol.

  • Apr 12, 2022 04:26 PM IST

    Ukraine launches probe over mine death

    Ukrainian police on Tuesday said they have launched a war crimes investigation after a 64-year-old man was killed by a mine left behind in an area from which Russian forces recently retreated.

  • Apr 12, 2022 04:05 PM IST

     Zelenskyy urges quick EU sanctions on Russian oil, all banks

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged the European Union on Tuesday to impose sanctions on all Russian banks and Russian oil and to set a deadline for ending imports of Russian gas.

  • Apr 12, 2022 03:49 PM IST

    Indian Oil removes Russian Urals from latest tender, sources say

    Indian Oil Corp (IOC) has excluded several high-sulphur crude grades, including Russian Urals, from its latest tender, trade sources said on Tuesday.

  • Apr 12, 2022 03:16 PM IST

    More than 10,000 civilians dead in Ukraine port city: Mayor

    Russian troops killed more than 10,000 civilians over the past six weeks in their unsuccessful fight to capture the strategic southern port, the mayor said.

  • Apr 12, 2022 02:43 PM IST

    Putin says Russia will achieve ‘noble’ aims of its Ukraine military campaign

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Moscow’s military operation in Ukraine would undoubtedly achieve what he said were its “noble” objectives.

  • Apr 12, 2022 02:21 PM IST

    Putin flies into Russian far east for Ukraine talks with Belarusian leader

    President Vladimir Putin flew into Russia’s far east Amur region on Tuesday for talks with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko expected to focus on Ukraine and Russian-Belarusian integration.

  • Apr 12, 2022 01:31 PM IST

    UK minister says Russian chemical attack would draw Western ‘response’

    A UK minister warned Tuesday any use of chemical weapons by Russia in its attacks on Ukraine “will get a response and all options are on the table”.

    The stark warning came hours after London said it was trying to verify reports Moscow used chemical weapons Monday in the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol.

    “If they are used at all, then (Russian) President (Vladimir) Putin should know that all possible options are on the table in terms of how the West might respond,” armed forces minister James Heappey told Sky News.

  • Apr 12, 2022 01:05 PM IST

    Russia says it destroyed ammo depots in two Ukrainian regions

    The Russian defence ministry said on Tuesday that its missiles had destroyed ammunition depots in Ukraine’s Khmelnytskyi and Kyiv regions.

    The ministry said Russian forces had struck an ammunition depot and hangar at the Starokostiantyniv airbase in the Khmelnytskyi region, as well as an ammunition depot near Havrylivka north of the capital Kyiv.

  • Apr 12, 2022 12:17 PM IST

    Nokia to stop doing business in Russia

    Telecoms equipment maker Nokia is pulling out of the Russian market, its CEO told Reuters, going a step further than rival Ericsson, which said on Monday it was indefinitely suspending its business in the country.

    Hundreds of foreign companies are cutting ties with Russia following its Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine and after Western sanctions against Moscow.

  • Apr 12, 2022 11:06 AM IST

    UK Says fighting in eastern Ukraine to intensify over the next 2-3 weeks

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine will intensify over the next two to three weeks as Russia continues to refocus its efforts there, the UK’s Ministry of Defence tweeted in a regular bulletin on Tuesday.

     

    Russian attacks remain focused on Ukrainian positions near Donetsk and Luhansk with further fighting around Kherson and Mykolaiv and a renewed push towards Kramatorsk, British military intelligence said.

  • Apr 12, 2022 10:27 AM IST

    Ukrainians ‘surrounded’ in Mariupol

    Ukrainian forces are “surrounded and blocked” in Mariupol as Russian forces push to take the city, Myhaylo Podolyak, an official from President Volodymyr Zelensky’s office tweeted as per Reuters.

    The Ukrainian army insists that “the defence of Mariupol continues”. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says he believes “tens of thousands” of people in the city have been killed.

  • Apr 12, 2022 09:24 AM IST

    Putin to discuss war with Belarus leader Lukashenko on Tuesday: Report

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin will meet Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Tuesday to discuss the situation in Ukraine and Western sanctions, news agencies in Russia and Belarus reported.

  • Apr 12, 2022 08:30 AM IST

    Zelenskyy warns Russia could use chemical weapons

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday warned that Russia could use chemical weapons in the war-hit country and called on the West to impose tougher sanctions to deter Moscow from such acts. Zelenskyy’s warning came amid unconfirmed reports suggesting chemical weapons were used in the southern Ukrainian port of Mariupol. Read more

  • Apr 12, 2022 08:01 AM IST

    Ukraine braces for new Russian offensive as Moscow dismisses rape allegations

    Ukraine pleaded for more weapons from the West to help it end the siege of Mariupol and fend off an expected Russian offensive in the east, as more reports emerged of rape and brutality against Ukrainian civilians by Russian forces, news agency Reuters reported.

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a televised address late on Monday that Russia could resort to chemical weapons as it amassed troops in the eastern Donbas region for a new assault on the port of Mariupol, where thousands are believed to have died under a near-seven week siege.

  • Apr 12, 2022 07:03 AM IST

    India’s total purchases of Russian oil for month less than what Europe does in afternoon: Jaishankar

    In a strong response to criticism of India’s purchase of Russian oil, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday said India’s total purchases of Russian oil for one month were less than what Europe does in one afternoon. 

    Answering a question about India’s import of Russian oil, Jaishankar said, “If you’re looking at (India’s)energy purchases from Russia, I’d suggest your attention should be on Europe. We buy some energy necessary for our energy security. But I suspect, looking at figures, our purchases for the month would be less than what Europe does in an afternoon.” Read more

  • Apr 12, 2022 07:01 AM IST

    Russia aggressively building base in Donetsk and Luhansk for fresh attacks: Ukraine

    Russia has nearly completed its buildup for a renewed assault on Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions, Ukraine’s defence ministry said. The governor of Luhansk said Russia was moving military vehicles closer to the front lines in the region, news agency Reuters reported.

  • Apr 12, 2022 05:47 AM IST

    Austria’s Nehammer says talks with Putin left ‘no optimistic impression’

    Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer said on Monday his meeting with Vladimir Putin did not leave him optimistic after he arrived seeking either an end to the conflict in Ukraine or humanitarian solutions for civilians there, news ganecy Reuters reported.

    “I generally have no optimistic impression that I can report to you from this conversation with President Putin. The offensive (in eastern Ukraine) is evidently being prepared on a massive scale,” Nehammer told a news conference in Moscow after his afternoon meeting with Putin.

Shanghai Covid lockdown: Some residents allowed to step out

The 25 million residents of Shanghai first faced targeted, then staggered and finally a complete lockdown from early April with the ongoing Omicron-driven Covid-19 outbreak logging 200,000 cases since March.

Residents walk on a street in Fengjing town of Jinshan district, as the city eases the lockdown in some areas amid Covid-19 outbreak, in Shanghai, China. (REUTERS)

Residents walk on a street in Fengjing town of Jinshan district, as the city eases the lockdown in some areas amid Covid-19 outbreak, in Shanghai, China. (REUTERS)

Published on Apr 12, 2022 05:17 PM IST

Nokia to quit Russian market, 2,000 employees affected

Nokia, which stopped deliveries to the country in early March, “can now announce that we will exit the Russian market,” the mobile telecoms giant said in a statement.

Nokia has 2,000 employees in Russia, including about 200 working with research and development, a spokeswoman told AFP.(Reuters file photo)

Nokia has 2,000 employees in Russia, including about 200 working with research and development, a spokeswoman told AFP.(Reuters file photo)

Published on Apr 12, 2022 05:13 PM IST

India, US urge Taliban to follow UNSC resolution

The Taliban seized power in Afghanistan on August 15, two weeks before the US’ complete troop withdrawal on August 31 after a costly two-decade war.

India, US urge Taliban to follow UNSC resolution(Reuters File Photo)

India, US urge Taliban to follow UNSC resolution(Reuters File Photo)

Published on Apr 12, 2022 04:32 PM IST

Sri Lanka defaults on $51 billion debt. Which other countries have defaulted?

The Indian Ocean island, which is battling its worst economic downturn since independence in 1948, joins a small club of countries that have failed to repay their debts.

Protestors take part in a demonstration against the economic crisis at the entrance of the president's office in Colombo on April 11, 2022. (AFP)

Protestors take part in a demonstration against the economic crisis at the entrance of the president’s office in Colombo on April 11, 2022. (AFP)

Published on Apr 12, 2022 04:23 PM IST

UK says ‘all options are on table’ if Russia uses chemical weapons in Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Monday that Russia could resort to chemical weapons in his country and called on the West to impose stronger sanctions on Moscow that would deter even talk of using such weapons.

A rescuer walks during a search operation for bodies under the rubble of a building destroyed by Russian shelling, amid Russia's Invasion of Ukraine, in Borodyanka, Kyiv region, Ukraine.(Reuters)

A rescuer walks during a search operation for bodies under the rubble of a building destroyed by Russian shelling, amid Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine, in Borodyanka, Kyiv region, Ukraine.(Reuters)

Published on Apr 12, 2022 04:21 PM IST

Death toll from Philippines storm rises to 42: official tallies

  • Emergency personnel suspended the search for survivors around Baybay City, in the central province of Leyte, in the late afternoon as it was “too dangerous” to continue in the dark, said Marissa Miguel Cano, public information officer for the city government.

A man carries a boy on his shoulder as they walk through a flooded road along with rescue personnel, after the tropical storm Megi hit, in Capiz Province, Philippines April 12, 2022. (Philippine Coast Guard/Handout via REUTERS)

A man carries a boy on his shoulder as they walk through a flooded road along with rescue personnel, after the tropical storm Megi hit, in Capiz Province, Philippines April 12, 2022. (Philippine Coast Guard/Handout via REUTERS)

Published on Apr 12, 2022 04:08 PM IST

‘Pakistan desires peaceful ties,’ says Shehbaz Sharif in response to PM Modi

In his congratulatory message to the new Pakistan PM, Modi said that India “desires peace and stability in a region free of terror, so that we can focus on our development challenges and ensure well-being and prosperity of our people”

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif addressing the National Assembly in Islamabad on Monday. (AFP PHOTO)

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif addressing the National Assembly in Islamabad on Monday. (AFP PHOTO)

Updated on Apr 12, 2022 03:19 PM IST

On Ukraine assault, Putin says had no choice but to stop Donbas ‘genocide’ 

Russia sent thousands of troops into Ukraine on February 24 in what it called a special operation to degrade its southern neighbour’s military capabilities and root out people it called dangerous nationalists.

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting in Moscow. (AP file)

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting in Moscow. (AP file)

Updated on Apr 12, 2022 03:12 PM IST

China’s goal in Covid zero pursuit shifts amid Omicron outbreak

Omicron’s extensive spread means returning to zero local cases is a tall order, even in cities that repeatedly test all residents, trace close contacts and confine everyone to their homes while the virus rages. 

A worker in a protective suit keeps watch next to barricades set around a sealed-off area, during a lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 in Shanghai on April 11, 2022. (Reuters Photo)

A worker in a protective suit keeps watch next to barricades set around a sealed-off area, during a lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 in Shanghai on April 11, 2022. (Reuters Photo)

Published on Apr 12, 2022 02:21 PM IST

Ukraine war day 48 | Over 10,000 killed in Mariupol, says official: 10 points

  • More than 19,000 Russian troops have been killed in 48 days of war, Kyiv has said.

A resident walks near a building destroyed in the course of the Ukraine-Russia conflict, in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine.(REUTERS)

A resident walks near a building destroyed in the course of the Ukraine-Russia conflict, in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine.(REUTERS)

Published on Apr 12, 2022 12:00 PM IST

Written by Manjiri Sachin Chitre | Edited by Swati Bhasin

US monitoring rise in ‘rights abuses’ in India, says Antony Blinken

Blinken’s remarks came days after U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar questioned the alleged reluctance of the U.S. government to criticize Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government on human rights.

US secretary of state Antony Blinken (Reuters File Photo)

US secretary of state Antony Blinken (Reuters File Photo)

Published on Apr 12, 2022 10:52 AM IST

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