Russia-Ukraine crisis LIVE updates: Russia ready to talk if Ukrainian Army lays down arms, says Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

Feb 25, 2022 | 04:12PM IST

Indian Medical Association writes to PM Modi over evacuation of medical students

Feb 25, 2022 | 04:04PM IST

Indian Embassy in Ukraine issues fresh advisory to all Indian nationals and students

Indian Embassy in Ukraine has issued an advisory to all Indian nationals and students stranded in the war-ravaged nation.Indian nations, especially students living closest to the above border checkpoints are being advised to depart first in an organized manner, in coordination with teams from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to actualize this option. The Embassy has told all Indian nationals to carry their respective passports, cash preferably in USD, COVID-19 double vaccination certificate, if available.They have also been told to print out the Indian flag and paste it prominently on vehicles, buses while travelling.

Feb 25, 2022 | 03:43PM IST

Air India planning to operate two flights to Bucharest to evacuate Indians stranded in Ukraine

Air India is planning to operate two flights to the Romanian capital Bucharest to evacuate Indians stranded in Ukraine due to a Russian military offensive, said officials.

Feb 25, 2022 | 03:55PM IST

‘Russian forces approaching Kyiv from northeast and east’

Russian forces are approaching Kyiv from the north and northeast, Ukraine’s army said Friday, with rising fears the capital could fall on the second day of Moscow’s offensive.The soldiers are trying to “bypass” the northern city of Chernigiv — where they were “rebuffed” — to attack Kyiv, the Ukrainian army said on Facebook.They were also advancing on Kyiv from the eastern city of Konotop, which is under Russian control, Kyiv’s army said.

Feb 25, 2022 | 03:41PM IST

Heads of Mission of the EU and its Member States stand in solidarity with Ukraine Ambassador. EU condemns in the strongest possible terms the Russian Federation’s unprovoked & unjustified military attack.

Ambassador of the European Union to India and Bhutan

Feb 25, 2022 | 03:40PM IST

Andhra Pradesh establishes helplines for stranded students in Ukraine

Andhra Pradesh establishes helplines for stranded students in UkraineAP Non-Resident Telugu Society-08632340678WhatsApp:8500027678Delhi: P. Ravi Shanker, OSD- 9871999055; MVS Rama Rao, Asst Commissioner-9871990081; ASRN Saibabu, Asst Commissioner-9871999430 & 011-23384016

Feb 25, 2022 | 03:40PM IST

GoI will arrange evacuation flights for Indian nationals in Ukraine: Sources

The government of India will arrange evacuation flights for Indian nationals in Ukraine, cost will be borne by the government: Sources

Feb 25, 2022 | 02:55PM IST

NATO will meet Friday to counter Russian invasion: Biden

As the Russian forces continue their assault on Friday, President Joe Biden has said that the United States and its NATO allies will meet today to “map out” how they will next counter Moscow.

Feb 25, 2022 | 02:42PM IST

Pressure on Russia must increase: Ukrainian President

As Russia continues with its invasion bid for the second day, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Friday pleaded with the international community to do more, saying sanctions announced so far were not enough. “Not all possibilities for sanctions have been exhausted yet. The pressure on Russia must increase. Said this to @Vonderleyen. I am grateful to the President for her decision on additional financial assistance,” he tweeted.

Feb 25, 2022 | 02:39PM IST

Volodymyr Solohub’s ground report from Ukraine – watch

Feb 25, 2022 | 02:35PM IST

Russia-Ukraine war news: EU wants to isolate Russia financially, says French finance minister

As the Russian forces continue to invade Ukraine, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Friday said that the European Union wanted to isolate Russia financially.”The EU wants to cut ‘all links’ between Russia and global financial system,” Reuters quoted the French minister as saying.

Feb 25, 2022 | 01:47PM IST

Russian-Ukraine war: Most powerful forces watching from afar, says Zelenskyy as Russia continues assault

As Russia continues with the invasion bid, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Friday expressed disappointment with the response of the US and other countries. “This morning we are defending our state alone, as we did yesterday. The world’s most powerful forces are watching from afar. Did yesterday’s sanctions convince Russia? We hear in our sky and see on our earth that this is not enough. Foreign troops are still trying to become more active in our territory,” he said. Adding, “Our men and women – all defenders of Ukraine – did not allow the enemy to realize the operational plan of invasion on the first day. Ukrainians demonstrate real heroism. The enemy was stopped in most directions. There are fights. Therefore, Russia’s attack continues with the expectation that our forces will be tired. But no one is tired.”

Feb 25, 2022 | 01:43PM IST

Airborne Forces took control of Chernobyl nuclear power plant area, confirms Russian Defence Ministry

The Russian Defence Ministry of Friday confirmed that the country’s Airborne Forces have taken control of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant area, reports RT.

Feb 25, 2022 | 01:18PM IST

Russia-Ukraine war: India working to establish evacuation routes from Romania, Hungary

Feb 25, 2022 | 01:17PM IST

Russia-Ukraine crisis news: Russian forces targeting civilians, says Zelensky

While praising his countrymen for their “heroism”, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday said that invading Russian forces are targeting civilians. “They say that civilian objects are not a target for them, but this is another lie,” AFP quoted Zelensky as saying.He spoke as Moscow’s forces reach Kyiv

Feb 25, 2022 | 01:01PM IST

Russia-Ukraine news: Volunteers queue up in Ukrainian cities to fight against Russian forces

Russia-Ukraine news Volunteers queue up in Ukrainian cities to fight against Russian forces

Several volunteers have been queuing up in many Ukrainian cities to join the armed forces amid Russia’s invasion bid.

Photo : PTI

Feb 25, 2022 | 12:45AM IST

Russia-Ukraine news: Odisha CM speaks to Shah urging for safe evacuation of Indians stranded in Ukraine

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on Friday spoke to Union Home Minister Amit Shah and requested him for a safe evacuation of stranded Odia students/labourers from Ukraine. Shah has assured the Odisha CM that the government is in touch with the Ukraine officials and working to bring back Indians stuck in the country at the earliest.

Feb 25, 2022 | 12:23AM IST

Zelensky urges Russians to protest against Ukraine war

As Russia continues its assault against Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday urged Russians to protest against Vladimir Putin’s attack on the neighbouring country as Moscow’s invading forces reached Kyiv. “To the citizens of the Russian Federation that are coming out to protest, we see you. And this means that you have heard us. This means that you believe us. Fight for us. Fight against war,” AFP quoted Zelensky as saying.

Feb 25, 2022 | 12:00AM IST

Russia-Ukraine crisis Latest Update: Ukraine downs enemy aircraft over Kyiv – visuals

Feb 25, 2022 | 11:49AM IST

Russian aircraft shot down over Kyiv, claims Ukraine

The Ukrainian forces downed a Russian aircraft over Kyiv in the early hours on Friday, which then crashed into a residential building and set it on fire, reports Reuters.