Russia-Ukraine conflict Live Updates: India abstains from voting against Russia at UNGA, demands safe passage for its citizens from conflict zones

Mar 02, 2022 | 23:21PM IST

India demand safe passage for all its citizens from conflict zones

We demand safe and uninterrupted passage for all Indian nationals including our students, particularly from Kharkiv and other conflict zones. My government has deployed senior ministers to neighbouring countries of Ukraine to facilitate evacuation Ind, says India’s Permanent Representative to UN, TS Tirumurti.

Mar 02, 2022 | 23:13PM IST

India deeply concerned about deteriorating situation in Ukraine: Tirumurti

India is deeply concerned about the deteriorating situation in Ukraine. An Indian national was killed in Kharkiv yesterday. We express our deepest condolences to his family and to every civilian who has lost his/her life in this conflict, says India’s Permanent Representative to UN, TS Tirumurti, at UNSC.

Mar 02, 2022 | 23:12PM IST

India abstains from voting against Russia at UNGA

India today abstained from voting against Russia at the UN General Assembly. The 193-member General Assembly was voting to reaffirm its commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity, and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognised borders and “deplores in the strongest terms” Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. The resolution was adopted with 141 votes in favour, five Member States voting against, and 35 abstentions.

Mar 02, 2022 | 23:05PM IST

Not carrying out strikes on civilian facilities, civilians: Russia at UN

We are not carrying out strikes on civilian facilities and civilians. A peaceful scenario of Ukraine could happen if the radicals concerned about preserving civilian lives rather than hiding behind them, says Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia.

Mar 02, 2022 | 22:58PM IST

Operation Ganga: Scindia en route to offload essential supplies for evacuees in Romania camps

En route to offload essential supplies from the C-17 Globemaster for our evacuees in camps in Romania, tweets Civil Aviation Minister Jyotraditya Scindia.

Mar 02, 2022 | 22:56PM IST

Russia-Ukraine war: Ukraine delegation expected for talks Thursday, says Russian official

A Ukraine delegation is on its way for talks with Russia on the Poland-Belarus border, said Kyiv. Meanwhile, a Russian official has said that the talks that had been set to start Wednesday have now been postponed until the following day.

Mar 02, 2022 | 22:47PM IST

Russia-Ukraine talks postponed to Thursday

Ukraine delegation to arrive Thursday for peace talks, said head of Russian delegation. The talks had been set to start Wednesday but have been postponed until the following day.

Mar 02, 2022 | 22:46PM IST

PM Modi speaks to Putin; discusses safe evacuation of Indians from conflict areas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on phone today with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The leaders reviewed the situation in Ukraine, especially in the city of Kharkiv where many Indian students are stuck. They discussed the safe evacuation of the Indian nationals from the conflict areas.

Mar 02, 2022 | 22:13PM IST

US launches task force to pursue ‘corrupt Russian oligarchs’

The United States on Wednesday announced a multi-agency task force to pursue “corrupt Russian oligarchs” and violators of sanctions imposed on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. “The Justice Department will use all of its authorities to seize the assets of individuals and entities who violate these sanctions,” US Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement announcing the launch of “Task Force KleptoCapture.”

Mar 02, 2022 | 22:09PM IST

Ukraine Ambassador to UN condoles death of Indian student in Kharkiv

Ukraine deeply regrets that a student from India has become a victim of this shelling by the Russian Armed Forces in Kharkiv. We offer our deepest sympathies to India and the relatives of the victim, says Ukraine Ambassador to UN Sergiy Kyslytsya.

Mar 02, 2022 | 21:58PM IST

PM Modi chairs high-level meeting on Ukraine issue

Amid the ongoing Operation Ganga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired a high-level meeting on the Ukraine issue. India is evacuating its citizens stranded in Ukraine from its neighbouring countries as the Ukrainian airspace has been shut down since February 24.

Mar 02, 2022 | 21:37PM IST

NDRF sends relief material to war-hit Ukraine

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has sent relief material to Ukraine on Wednesday. This comes amid ongoing Operation Ganga, the initiative launched by the Government of India to bring back Indians stranded in Ukraine. The NDRF has provided relief material including blankets, sleeping mats, solar study lamps, etc. for the people of Ukraine.The relief material was sent through a flight that left for Poland this morning and another on an Indian Air Force (IAF) flight that left for Romania this afternoon, the Ministry of Home Affairs informed today.

Mar 02, 2022 | 21:36PM IST

China won’t join in sanctions on Russia

China will not join in sanctions on Russia that have been led by the West, the country’s banking regulator said on Wednesday, adding that he believed the impact of the measures on China would be limited, reports Reuters.

Mar 02, 2022 | 21:35PM IST

Sanctions against Russian oil imports not ‘off the table’: Biden

As Russia continues its offensive against Ukraine, US President Joe Biden has said that a ban on Russian oil imports to the United States in retaliation for the invasion of Ukraine is not “off the table.””Nothing is off the table,” he told reporters when asked if oil could be the next target of unprecedented US and Western sanctions against Moscow.The United States, together with EU and other allies, has already imposed sanctions aimed at crippling the Russian currency, commercial banking sector, airlines and other targets.

Mar 02, 2022 | 21:22PM IST

Efforts underway to evacuate all Indian students from Ukraine: G Kishan Reddy

As a consequence of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, we are evacuating Indian students from the war zone area. Efforts are underway to evacuate all Indian students from Ukraine, says Union Minister G Kishan Reddy.

Mar 02, 2022 | 21:20PM IST

Polish Universities to open doors for Indians evacuated from Ukraine: VK Singh

Union Minister VK Singh on Wednesday stated that Polish universities will be opening their doors to Indian students evacuated from Ukraine so that they can finish their studies. Singh also interacted with 600 Indian students at Hotel Prezydenckie in Rzeszow, Poland. “If your course isn’t complete…all people I met in Poland said that they’ll take up responsibility for education of all students who were in Ukraine,” ANI quoted Singh as saying.

Mar 02, 2022 | 20:52PM IST

Russia-Ukraine crisis: Tears and hugs at Delhi airport as stranded Indian students reunite with their families – watch

Mar 02, 2022 | 20:51PM IST

Russia-Ukraine war: Bombs damage residential areas in Donetsk region – pics

Mar 02, 2022 | 20:17PM IST

PM Modi to chair a high-level meeting on Ukraine issue

Mar 02, 2022 | 20:16PM IST

Russia-Ukraine war: US, Korea stand together against Russia, says Blinken

The United States and the Republic of Korea stand together against Russia for its premeditated, unprovoked, and unjustified attack on Ukraine. The ROK’s support for denying selected Russian banks access to SWIFT and imposition of export controls are helping place massive costs on Russia, says US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.