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Russia-Ukraine war LIVE: With the war entering the 64th day, the United Kingdom has called for western allies to send tanks, warplanes and other weapons to Ukraine.


Local boy Faddei stands atop a destroyed Russian armoured military vehicle in the village of Kolychivka, in Chernihiv region.(REUTERS)

Updated on Apr 28, 2022 07:59 AM IST

Russia-Ukraine war LIVE: The fighting between the Russian and Ukraine war has entered the 64th days. United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres is in Kyiv after his visit to Moscow where he met the Russian president Vladimir Putin. “I have arrived in Ukraine after visiting Moscow. We will continue our work to expand humanitarian support and secure the evacuation of civilians from conflict zones. The sooner this war ends, the better — for the sake of Ukraine, Russia, and the world,” Guterres wrote on his official Twitter account. Meanwhile, Russia will hold an informal UN Security Council meeting on May 6 to present first-hand information about the situation on the ground in Ukraine, a Russian official told Reuters.

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  • Apr 28, 2022 07:56 AM IST

    Russia began preparing for cyberattacks on Ukraine in early 2021: Report

    Russian-affiliated hackers were positioning themselves for cyberattacks against Ukraine as early as March 2021, according to researchers at Microsoft Corp. A handful of hacking groups secured access to Ukrainian organizations –- including defense, IT and energy networks — for strategic and battlefield intelligence collection, the technology giant revealed in a report published on Wednesday. Full report

  • Apr 28, 2022 07:23 AM IST

    1 Russian aircraft, missile destroyed, claims Ukrainian Air Force

    The Ukrainian Air Force has claimed that it destroyed eight Russian aerial targets including an airplane, a missile and six unmanned aerial vehicles in the past 24 hours, The Kyiv Independent reported.

  • Apr 28, 2022 07:06 AM IST

    Russia cuts off natural gas to 2 NATO nations; EU calls move ‘blackmail’

    Russia’s state energy giant Gazprom has cut off natural gas to two North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries- Poland and Bulgaria, as the war in Ukraine entered the third month. Gazprom said on Wednesday that the decision was taken because both countries, which are part of the European Union (EU), refused to pay in Rubles (Russian currency). Full report

  • Apr 28, 2022 06:43 AM IST

    India, Russia became partners of choice out of necessity as… : United States

    US secretary of state Antony Blinken said India and Russia became partners of choice out of necessity when the United States was not in a position to be New Delhi’s partner. But now that the US is working towards strengthening ties with India, there is a growing strategic convergence between the United States and India, Blinken said at a Congressional hearing by the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations. Full report

  • Apr 28, 2022 06:27 AM IST

    Ukraine war triggers 34% global gold demand surge

    Global demand for gold surged 34% year-on-year in the first quarter to the highest in over three years, driven by investors worried about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and rising inflation, Reuters quoted the World Gold Council (WGC) report.

  • Apr 28, 2022 06:17 AM IST

    US, Russia swap prisoners amid tensions over Ukraine war

    The United States and Russia swapped prisoners on Wednesday amid their most tense relations in decades over the war in Ukraine, with former U.S. Marine Trevor Reed released in exchange for Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko.

  • Apr 28, 2022 06:07 AM IST

    Biden to make fresh statement in support of Ukraine

    US President Joe Biden will deliver remarks in support of Ukraine, Reuters quoted the White House. “The President will deliver remarks on support for Ukrainians defending their country and their freedom against Russia’s brutal war,” the White House said.

  • Apr 28, 2022 06:02 AM IST

    How crucial is imported Russian gas for EU nations

    An info graphic by news agency AFP lists the shares of total imports of Russian gas by European Union countries. Latvia, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia are shown to depend heavily on Russian gas imports

  • Apr 28, 2022 05:47 AM IST

    Canadian lawmakers vote unanimously to declare Russia’s Ukraine invasion a ‘genocide’

    Canadian lawmakers voted unanimously on Wednesday to call Russia’s attacks in Ukraine a “genocide”, with members of parliament saying there was “ample evidence of systemic and massive war crimes against humanity” being committed by Moscow, Reuters reported. 

  • Apr 28, 2022 05:36 AM IST

    Russia to hold informal UNSC meet on May 6 over Ukraine war

    Russia will hold an informal UN Security Council meeting on May 6 on the current ground situation in Ukraine, ANI quoted Russian news agency Sputnik. “If you want to learn the truth about real situation with the ground, come to our aria-formula meeting on May 6, we plan to give the floor to some independent voices working on the front line to demonstrate you facts, not fakes,” a Russian official said.

  • Apr 28, 2022 05:22 AM IST

    Russian forces claim control over Kherson: Report

    Russian forces used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse a pro-Ukraine rally in the occupied city of Kherson on Wednesday, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General said, as Moscow tightened its grip over the southern region, Reuters reported.

US Prez Biden to meet PM Modi at Quad summit in Tokyo next month: White House

Joe Biden’s trip to South Korea and Japan has been scheduled for May 20 to 24. “This trip will advance the Biden-Harris Administration’s rock-solid commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Wednesday. 

File photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets US President Joe Biden in the White House in September 2021.

File photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets US President Joe Biden in the White House in September 2021.

Published on Apr 28, 2022 07:46 AM IST

Canada lawmakers vote unanimously to call Russia’s attack in Ukraine as genocide

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said it was “absolutely right” for more and more people to describe Russia’s actions in Ukraine as genocide, supporting an accusation made by US President Joe Biden a day earlier.

Ukraine servicemen walk next to a parking space full of Lada cars, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine in Sloviansk, in Donetsk region, on April 27, 2022. (Reuters photo)

Ukraine servicemen walk next to a parking space full of Lada cars, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in Sloviansk, in Donetsk region, on April 27, 2022. (Reuters photo)

Published on Apr 28, 2022 07:18 AM IST

Russia cuts off natural gas to 2 NATO nations; EU calls move ‘blackmail’

The gas cuts in Poland and Bulgaria did not immediately put them into any dire trouble, and Russia’s supplies to both countries were expected to end later this year.

Gazprom said on Wednesday that the decision was taken because Poland and Bulgaria, which are part of the European Union (EU), refused to pay in Rubles (Russian currency).(Bloomberg file photo. Representative image)

Gazprom said on Wednesday that the decision was taken because Poland and Bulgaria, which are part of the European Union (EU), refused to pay in Rubles (Russian currency).(Bloomberg file photo. Representative image)

Updated on Apr 28, 2022 06:43 AM IST

Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi

US: 4 dead after shooting in motel, shooter killed after standoff with police

According to the Gulfport Police Department chief Adam Cooper, the suspect was holed up at a convenience store after fleeing from a stolen vehicle. Gulfport is just west of Biloxi, where the shooting took place at the Broadway Inn Express motel.

Law enforcement inspect the Biloxi Broadway Inn Express, cordoned off by crime scene tape and vehicles. The fatal shooting at the hotel on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast has police in a standoff with the suspect at a business a few miles away.(AP)

Law enforcement inspect the Biloxi Broadway Inn Express, cordoned off by crime scene tape and vehicles. The fatal shooting at the hotel on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast has police in a standoff with the suspect at a business a few miles away.(AP)

Published on Apr 28, 2022 05:57 AM IST

Russia-Ukraine War LIVE Updates: Russian forces claim control over Kherson

Russia-Ukraine war LIVE: With the war entering the 64th day, the United Kingdom has called for western allies to send tanks, warplanes and other weapons to Ukraine.

Local boy Faddei stands atop a destroyed Russian armoured military vehicle in the village of Kolychivka, in Chernihiv region.(REUTERS)

Local boy Faddei stands atop a destroyed Russian armoured military vehicle in the village of Kolychivka, in Chernihiv region.(REUTERS)

Updated on Apr 28, 2022 07:59 AM IST

UK: Allies must ‘double down’ and send Ukraine tanks, jets

  • Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said “this is a time for courage, not caution” among nations helping Ukraine fight Russia’s invasion.

A building damaged by shelling in Kharkiv, eastern Ukraine, on April 27, 2022, amid Russian invasion of Ukraine. (AFP)

A building damaged by shelling in Kharkiv, eastern Ukraine, on April 27, 2022, amid Russian invasion of Ukraine. (AFP)

Updated on Apr 28, 2022 04:24 AM IST

‘Imran Khan was so desperate…’: Maryam Nawaz claims ex-PM begged to save govt

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz vice- president Maryam Nawaz was referring to Imran Khan’s desperate efforts to delay the vote on no-confidence against him till the Supreme Court opened midnight on April 10 and ordered him to let the constitutional process complete.

PML-N vice-president Maryam Nawaz. She is the daughter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. (AP/PTI)

PML-N vice-president Maryam Nawaz. She is the daughter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. (AP/PTI)

Published on Apr 27, 2022 11:40 PM IST

Russia began preparing for cyberattacks on Ukraine in early 2021: Report

While Russia’s invasion has been viewed as poorly planned and executed, Microsoft researchers describe a cyber campaign that often coincided with military plans.

Russia began preparing for cyberattacks on Ukraine in early 2021: Report(Representative image)

Russia began preparing for cyberattacks on Ukraine in early 2021: Report(Representative image)

Published on Apr 27, 2022 11:00 PM IST

Measles cases surge 80%, other diseases could follow: UN

  • More than 17,300 measles cases were reported globally in January and February, compared to around 9,600 during those months last year, according to new data from the UN agencies.

Measles cases surge 80%, other diseases could follow: UN(AP)

Measles cases surge 80%, other diseases could follow: UN(AP)

Published on Apr 27, 2022 10:55 PM IST

Anthony Fauci says US ‘out of Covid pandemic phase, but…’

“The world is still in a pandemic. There’s no doubt about that. Don’t anybody get any misinterpretation of that. We are still experiencing a pandemic,” Fauci told the Post.

File photo of Dr. Anthony Fauci.(AP)

File photo of Dr. Anthony Fauci.(AP)

Published on Apr 27, 2022 10:43 PM IST

UN chief Antonio Guterres arrives in Ukraine, says ‘sooner this war…’

Earlier on Tuesday, the UN chief met Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin to discuss the situation in Ukraine.

UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres gestures leaving a joint news conference with Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov following their talks in Moscow, (AP)

UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres gestures leaving a joint news conference with Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov following their talks in Moscow, (AP)

Updated on Apr 27, 2022 10:43 PM IST

Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari becomes ‘youngest’ foreign minister of Pakistan

President Arif Alvi administered the oath to 33-year-old Bilawal at a simple ceremony at the Aiwan-i-Sadr (President’s House), where Prime Minister Shehbaz, former president Asif Ali Zardari and other officials as well as leaders of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) were present.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, son of assasinated former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, and the chief of coalition ally Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), takes oath as the new foreign minister from the Pakistan's President Arif Alvi, in Islamabad.(REUTERS)

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, son of assasinated former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, and the chief of coalition ally Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), takes oath as the new foreign minister from the Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi, in Islamabad.(REUTERS)

Updated on Apr 27, 2022 08:46 PM IST

Retired Colombian soldiers admit to murder of 120 civilians

  • Around 50 of the victims’ family members showed up to the university theater in Ocana, close to Colombia’s northern border with Venezuela, where the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) hearing took place.

Retired Colombian soldiers admit to murder of 120 civilians (AFP)

Retired Colombian soldiers admit to murder of 120 civilians (AFP)

Published on Apr 27, 2022 07:00 PM IST

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