Russia-Ukraine crisis LIVE updates: Zelensky says Ukraine has ‘derailed’ Moscow’s attack plan, urges Russians to pressure Putin into halting war

Feb 26, 2022 | 05:03PM IST

The Embassy of India in Slovakia issues advisory for evacuation through Uzhhorod-Vysne Nemecke border

Feb 26, 2022 | 05:03PM IST

Zelenskyy urges Russians to pressure Putin into halting war

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has announced that Ukraine has “derailed” Russia’s attack plan and urged Russians to pressure Putin into halting war. He further issued an appeal to Germany and Hungary to support cutting Russia from SWIFT.

Feb 26, 2022 | 04:43PM IST

‘France ready to supply weapons and military equipment to help Ukraine defend itself’

Feb 26, 2022 | 04:37PM IST

100,000 Ukrainians cross border into Poland

Polish Deputy Interior Minister Pawel Szefernaker on Saturday said 100,000 people have crossed the border into Poland from Ukraine since Russia’s invasion this week. “From the onset of warfare in Ukraine through today, along the entire border with Ukraine, 100,000 people have crossed the border from Ukraine into Poland,” Szefernaker told reporters in the border village of Medyka, southeastern Poland. He said 90 per cent of the refugees have concrete places to go in Poland, such as the homes of friends or family, but that the remainder are seeking help at nine reception centres set up along the border.

Feb 26, 2022 | 04:30PM IST

Russian forces continue their advance on Kyiv, 30 km away from city centre

Feb 26, 2022 | 04:10PM IST

We are controlling Kyiv and key points around the city: Ukraine President

“We are controlling Kyiv and key points around the city. Who wants to come and help us do, we will arm you. We need to stop this war, we can live in peace,” says Ukraine President Vladimir Zelenskyy.

Feb 26, 2022 | 03:44PM IST

Jaishankar assures CM Bommai full cooperation in evacuating Indians stranded in Ukraine

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday assured Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai full cooperation and support from the Government of India to evacuate people from Karnataka who are stranded in Ukraine. The Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA), led by its commissioner Dr Manoj Rajan, said in a statement that Bommai called Jaishankar and spoke regarding the stranded people from the state, most of whom are students.

Feb 26, 2022 | 03:35PM IST

This is the beginning of a new page in the history of our states. Italian PM Mario Draghi in a phone conversation supported Russia’s disconnection from SWIFT, the provision of defense assistance. Ukraine must become part of the EU.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Feb 26, 2022 | 03:32PM IST

More allies have come forward with defensive and humanitarian aid: UK PM

Feb 26, 2022 | 03:27PM IST

198 Ukrainians killed, more than 1,000 wounded in the Russian offensive

The Ukrainian health minister says that 198 people have been killed and more than 1,000 others have been wounded in the Russian offensive.Health Minister Viktor Lyashko said Saturday that there were three children among those killed. His statement made it unclear whether the casualties included both military and civilians.

Feb 26, 2022 | 03:21PM IST

Dutch move Ukraine embassy to Poland

The Dutch ministry of foreign affairs said Saturday it was moving its embassy in Ukraine to Poland to ensure the safety of its staff after Russia’s invasion of the pro-Western country. “Foreign affairs minister Wopke Hoekstra has decided that ambassador Jennes de Mol and his team will immediately move to Jaroslaw, on the Polish side of the border with Ukraine, to continue their work there,” the ministry said in a statement.

Feb 26, 2022 | 03:20PM IST

Rajasthan to reimburse airfare of students of state returning from Ukraine

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday said his government will reimburse the airfare of students from the state who are returning from Ukraine at their own expense. “Instructions have been given by the government of Rajasthan to facilitate the safe return of Rajasthanis arriving at Delhi, Mumbai and other airports. For this, the Rajasthan Foundation will co-ordinate,” he said.

Feb 26, 2022 | 03:18PM IST

Reassure all parents to have faith in GoI: Assam CM

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma speaks to EAM Jaishankar on the safety of Indian students in Ukraine. “He informed me that MEA is working closely with the Indian Embassy for expeditious evacuation of students and residents incl those from Assam. I reassure all parents to have faith in GoI,” the CM added.

Feb 26, 2022 | 03:15PM IST

‘Remember this day 26th Feb in your life…’: Indian Ambassador in Romania to Indians evacuated from Ukraine

Feb 26, 2022 | 03:08PM IST

Polish Ambassador to India calls Ukrainians patriotic people fighting for their country

The aggressive action by Russia in Ukraine has created a major problem for our citizens too. Indians who have escaped the Russian bombs in Ukraine, we are helping them cross into Poland, said Ambassador of Poland to India, Adam Burakowski. “Poland stands with Ukraine, we condemn the Russian aggression. Ukrainians are very patriotic people who are fighting for their country,” he added.

Feb 26, 2022 | 03:03PM IST

Govt working day & night to evacuate everyone: Indian Ambassador in Romania to evacuated Indians from Ukraine

Feb 26, 2022 | 02:50PM IST

Poland and other countries supplying Ukraine with weapons

Feb 26, 2022 | 02:48PM IST

Congress’ Venugopal urges EAM to ensure coordination at Hungarian, Romanian points for evacuation of Indians from Ukraine

Feb 26, 2022 | 02:20PM IST

MoE appeals to Indian students stranded in Ukraine to follow guidelines issued by MEA, embassy

The Ministry of Education (MoE) appealed to the Indian students stranded in Ukraine on Saturday to follow all the guidelines issued by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Indian embassy. It also assured the students that all possible efforts are being made by the government to bring them back from Ukraine.

Feb 26, 2022 | 02:19PM IST

CM Stalin speaks to stranded Tamil Nadu students in Ukraine

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Saturday spoke to some of the students from the state stranded in Ukraine, against which Russia has mounted a military offensive since February 24.Stalin spoke to three students, hailing from Erode, Tiruchirappally and Tuticorin districts, via video call and enquired about the prevailing situation there, an official release here said.