Russia wants to completely block Ukraine’s economy, President Zelenskyy has said. Meamwhile, 80 civilians have been evacuated from the Azovstal plant in Ukraine’s Mariupol, the Russian defence ministry has said. The safe evacuation is a result of ceasefire and the opening of a humanitarian corridor. Russia said that the civilians who wished to leave were delivered to representatives of the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross. Stay with TOI for all the latest updates:Read Less
Russia steps up Ukraine assault as US warns of annexation
Russia on Monday launched a fresh assault on the critical Ukrainian port of Odessa as the United States warned that Moscow was preparing formally to annex embattled regions in the east. The new heavy fighting came as the European Union said it was bracing for a complete end to Russian gas supplies with the bloc preparing another package of sanctions sure to anger President Vladimir Putin.
Ukraine’s Zelenskyy says Russia forgot World War Two lessons
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Monday that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s suggestion that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler had Jewish origins showed that Moscow has forgotten, or never learned, the lessons of World War Two.
Civilians rescued from Mariupol steel plant head for safety
The first civilians evacuated from the bombed-out steel plant that has become the last stronghold of Ukrainian fighters in Mariupol slowly made their way toward safety Monday, as others who managed to escape the city described terrifying weeks of bombardment and deprivation.
Push to arm Ukraine putting strain on US weapons stockpile
The planes take off almost daily from Dover Air Force Base in Delaware — hulking C-17s loaded up with Javelins, Stingers, Howitzers and other materiel being hustled to eastern Europe to resupply Ukraine’s military in its fight against Russia.
EU readies for end of Russia gas, warns won’t pay in rubles
The European Union warned member states Monday to prepare for a possible complete breakdown in gas supplies from Russia, insisting it would not cede to Moscow’s demand that imports be paid for in rubles. The European Commission will on Tuesday propose to member states a new package of sanctions to punish President Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin for its invasion of Ukraine, including an embargo on Russian oil, officials said.
Teenage boy killed in new Russian strike on Odessa: City council
Sanctions won’t be lifted until Russia signs peace deal with Ukraine: Scholz
The sanctions imposed on Russia as a result of its invasion of Ukraine will not be lifted until Moscow reaches a peace agreement with Ukraine, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said, adding that it was for Ukraine to decide what peace it wanted.
‘Heavy fighting’ in Ukraine’s east as Mariupol evacuation delayed
Ukrainian authorities were hoping Monday to evacuate more civilians from the besieged southern port city of Mariupol, as Russia’s offensive in the east of Ukraine continued with “active and heavy” fighting.Kyiv said more than 100 civilians were evacuated over the weekend from the sprawling Azovstal plant, the last holdout of Ukrainian forces in Mariupol which has been surrounded by Russian forces since they invaded Ukraine on February 24.They were awaited Monday in Ukraine-controlled Zaporizhzhia, where vehicles from UNICEF and other international NGOs were on standby.
No country can emerge victorious in the Ukraine conflict, we are for peace, appeal to end the war: PM Modi
Israel slams Russian claims on Hitler over Ukraine war
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on Monday slammed his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov for alleging Adolf Hitler may have “had Jewish blood” and summoned Moscow’s ambassador for “clarifications”. Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, Israel has sought to keep a delicate balance between the two sides, but remarks by Lavrov to an Italian channel sparked anger in Israel. Moscow has previously said it wants to “de-militarise” and “de-Nazify” Ukraine.
More than 3,000 civilians killed in Ukraine so far: UN
The U.N. human rights office (OHCHR) said on Monday that the death toll of civilians killed in Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion on Feb. 24 had exceeded 3,000 people.The toll of 3,153 killed so far represents an increase of 254 from Friday. OHCHR said that the real toll was likely to be considerably higher, citing access difficulties and ongoing corroboration efforts.Most of the victims were killed by explosive weapons with a wide impact area, such as missile strikes and air strikes, the rights office said, without attributing responsibility.
EU not aware of any companies paying roubles for Russian gas
The European Commission has no information that any European company has paid in roubles for Russian gas, after Moscow demanded foreign buyers comply with a mechanism to convert payments from euros or dollars to roubles, the European Union’s energy policy chief said on Monday.”The Commission doesn’t have information about any countries or private company who is willing to do so,” European energy commissioner Kadri Simson said on arrival at a meeting of European Union energy ministers in Brussels.
First group of civilians leave Mariupol steel plant; hundreds remain
People fleeing besieged Mariupol described weeks of bombardments and deprivations as they arrived Monday in Ukrainian-held territory, where relief workers awaited the first group of civilians freed from a steel plant that is last redoubt of Ukrainian fighters in the devastated port city.Video posted online Sunday by Ukrainian forces showed elderly women and mothers with small children climbing over a steep pile of rubble from the sprawling Azovstal steel plant and eventually boarding a bus.More than 100 civilians from the plant were expected to arrive in Zaporizhzhia, about 140 miles (230 kilometers) northwest of Mariupol, on Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
Russian rocket strike hits strategic bridge in southwest Ukraine – local authorities
A Russian rocket strike hit a strategically important bridge across the Dniester estuary in the Odesa region of southwest Ukraine on Monday, local authorities said.The bridge, which has already been hit twice by Russian forces, provides the only road and rail link on Ukrainian territory to a large southern section of the Odesa region.Serhiy Bratchuk, the Odesa regional administration’s spokesman, reported the strike on the Telegram messaging app but gave no further details.
Ukraine to be crucial part of PM Modi’s deliberations during his Europe visit: BJP official
Dr Vijay Chauthaiwale, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Foreign Affairs Department In-Charge, said that Ukraine will be an important part of deliberations during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s three day Europe visit.”Bilateral collaboration with the three European countries and Ukraine will be an important part of deliberations during this visit,” said Chauthaiwale.He also added that on the backdrop of post-pandemic recovery which is challenged by the Ukraine war the importance of PM Modi’s three-nation visit cannot be emphasized more.
Civilians evacuated from Ukraine’s Mariupol but many remain trapped
Humanitarian organisations worked to evacuate more civilians from the devastated Ukrainian port city of Mariupol on Monday but hundreds of people remained trapped in the Azovstal steel works, the last stronghold of resistance to the Russian siege.A first group of evacuees was due to arrive in a Ukrainian-held town northwest of Mariupol on Monday morning. But Russian forces had resumed shelling the steel works on Sunday as soon as the buses had left the plant, a city official said on Monday.
Russia says its military shot down Ukrainian MiG-29 fighter jet
Russia’s defence ministry said on Monday that the Russian military had shot down a Ukrainian MiG-29 fighter jet near Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine. (Reuters)
Russia does not let ships come in or go out, it is controlling the Black Sea. Russia wants to completely block our country's economy.
Ukraine may lose tens of millions of tonnes of grain: Zelenskyy
Ukraine could lose tens of millions of tonnes of grain due to Russia’s blockade of its Black Sea ports, triggering a food crisis that will affect Europe, Asia and Africa, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Monday. (Reuters)
“Russia wants to completely block our country’s economy,” Ukrainian President Zelenskyy has claimed. (Reuters)