- Russia-Ukraine war LIVE updates: The fighting between the two countries entered its 73rd day with no signs of peace. Thousands of people have been killed in the war, with the latest attack on Azovstal steel work plant.
Updated on May 07, 2022 05:01 PM IST
Russia-Ukraine war LIVE updates: The fighting between Vladimir Putin’s Russia and Volodymyr Zelensky’s Ukraine is continuing for the 73rd straight day, with no signs of peace between the two countries. The Ukrainian forces have accused Russia of violating ceasefire aimed at evacuating civilians who were trapped underground in the bombed Azovstal steel work plant.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called on German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Friday to take a “powerful step” and visit Kyiv on May 9.
While the United Kingdom is donating an additional 287 mobile generators to the war-torn country, US president Joe Biden is set to sign lend-lease for Ukraine into law on May 9.
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May 07, 2022 05:01 PM IST
Putin’s ‘girlfriend’ on EU sanctions radar; West vs Russia gets ‘personal’ | Watch video
EU makes fight with Russian President Vladimir Putin even more personal. The European Union is likely to now sanction Putin’s ‘girlfriend’ and Olympic champion Alina Kabaeva next. The final decision is yet to come as approvals by European governments have not been given. Watch this video
May 07, 2022 04:24 PM IST
Ukraine conflict taking ‘heavy toll’ on Russia’s elite units, says UK
In yet another indication of the extent of losses suffered by Russia during its ongoing invasion of Ukraine, and its failure to make significant inroads against its much smaller neighbour, the United Kingdom said on Friday that some of Russia’s ‘most capable units’ had suffered ‘heavy losses’, adding that it will take Moscow a ‘long time’ to reconstitute its armed forces. Full report
May 07, 2022 04:09 PM IST
Continued targeting of cities highlights Russia’s desire for full control access to Black Sea: UK intelligence
UK intelligence has said that the continued targeting of Ukraine’s key cities highlights Russia’s desire to fully control access to the Black Sea, which would enable them to fully control Ukraine’s sea lines of communication
May 07, 2022 03:49 PM IST
Jill Biden lauds Romanian efforts to help Ukrainian refugees
U.S. first lady Jill Biden on Saturday praised the Romanian government and relief organizations for the range of humanitarian aid they are providing to Ukrainians who are fleeing Russia’s war against their country. She called the show of solidary “amazing” but also “just the beginning.”
May 07, 2022 03:21 PM IST
UN Security Council adopts first declaration on war
Marking its first declaration on Ukraine since Russia’s February 24 invasion of its neighbour, the UN Security Council unanimously adopts a text backing Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ efforts to find a “peaceful solution” to the war. The declaration stops short of supporting a mediation effort by Guterres, as was laid out in an earlier version of the text.
May 07, 2022 02:51 PM IST
Moldova separatists report drone strikes near Ukraine border
Pro-Russian separatists in Moldova said on Saturday their region had been hit four times by suspected drones overnight near the Ukrainian border. Nearly two weeks of similar reported incidents in the Transdniestria breakaway region have raised international alarm that Russia’s war in Ukraine could spread over the frontier.
May 07, 2022 02:34 PM IST
Donetsk forces say another 50 people evacuated from Azovstal plant
The territorial defence headquarters of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) said on Saturday that 50 more people had been evacuated from the besieged Azovstal steelworks in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, according to Russia’s Interfax news agency, Reuters reported.
May 07, 2022 02:27 PM IST
Biden announces $150 million weapons package to Ukraine
US President Joe Biden announces a new $150 million weapons package to Ukraine, including artillery munitions and radar, while urging Congress to pass a $33 billion aid package including $20 billion in military aid, AFP reported.
The new batch brings the total value of US weaponry sent by the Biden administration to Ukraine — including heavy artillery, shoulder-held Stinger anti-aircraft missiles and drones — to $3.8 billion since Russia invaded on February 24, says Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
May 07, 2022 02:01 PM IST
UK intelligence: Russia’s war takes a toll on its most advanced capabilities
A UK intelligence report says that Russia’s war on Ukraine has taken a toll on its most advanced capabilities.
May 07, 2022 01:08 PM IST
NATO calls for more modern weapons for Ukraine
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has called on the West to supply more modern weapons to Ukraine.
May 07, 2022 12:15 PM IST
Estonia to help Ukraine rebuild infrastructure
Estonia’s Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets announced plans to assist in the reconstruction of major infrastructure in Ukraine.
May 07, 2022 11:11 AM IST
Russia shares ‘evidence’ of ‘Ukraine Military’s crimes’
In an informal ‘Arria Formula’ with the members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Russian diplomats presented evidence of unlawful acts committed by the Ukrainian military and nationalist groups, claiming it hindered the process of evacuation of people. (ANI)
May 07, 2022 10:06 AM IST
Dozens more rescued from Ukrainian steel plant
Dozens more civilians have been rescued on Friday from the tunnels under the besieged steel mill.
May 07, 2022 09:03 AM IST
Ukraine repels 8 Russian attacks
Russian forces continue to attack Ukrainian positions in eastern Ukraine, but are reportedly suffering heavy material and personnel loses as Ukrainian troops repelled 8 Russian attacks.
May 07, 2022 07:31 AM IST
US authorizes additional $150 million in military assistance to Ukraine
The US has authorized an additional $150 million in military assistance to Ukraine.
May 07, 2022 06:38 AM IST
UN council backs UN chief’s efforts to find a peaceful solution to the war
The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted its first statement on Ukraine since Russia’s military action began on February 24, expressing “strong support” for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ efforts to find a peaceful solution to the 10-week “dispute.”
May 07, 2022 06:21 AM IST
UK government donates additional 287 mobile generators to Ukraine
The UK government is providing an additional 287 mobile generators to Ukraine which are enough to power nearly 8,000 homes. They will be used for hospitals, shelters and other essential services.
Ukraine conflict taking ‘heavy toll’ on Russia’s elite units, says UK
Russia-Ukraine war: Russia’s losses include at least one T90-M, its most advanced tank, the UK’s ministry of defence said.
Published on May 07, 2022 04:17 PM IST
Canadians being targeted by intel services linked to China, Russia: Report
The Public Report 2021 also warned of the growing threat of terrorist activity from Afghanistan, which came under the control of the Taliban last year
Published on May 07, 2022 03:53 PM IST
France’s Macron sworn in for second term as president
In a country where presidents rarely get re-elected, Macron won 58.5% of the votes in the second round against the far-right’s Marine Le Pen, despite strong opposition to his pro-business policies and a proposal to raise the retirement age.
Published on May 07, 2022 03:48 PM IST
Six Indian nationals arrested after failed attempt to cross into the US
Six of those apprehended were identified as Indian citizens. All were between 19 and 21 years old and have been charged with ‘Improper Entry by (an) Alien’
Updated on May 07, 2022 04:23 PM IST
Sri Lanka, IMF to start next round of technical discussions
The two sides held the first round of discussions at the IMF headquarters last month.
Published on May 07, 2022 01:51 PM IST
Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa likely to resign: Report
The Sri Lankan Cabinet had been informed that owing to the failure of the Prime Minister to cope with the country’s ongoing economic crisis, Mahinda Rajapaksa has sought to resign from his position.
Published on May 07, 2022 01:24 PM IST
Quake damages over 80 houses in Pakistan’s Balochistan: Report
According to the meteorological office, the quake’s epicenter was located near Aurnaji, and hit the area at 11.55 am on Friday.
Published on May 07, 2022 01:19 PM IST
Schools in Pakistan urge govt to ban toy guns, cites increasing violence
- In a letter sent to the government on Friday, APPSF president Kashif Mirza said toy guns were also encouraging criminal activities amongst children in Pakistan.
Published on May 07, 2022 01:12 PM IST
North Korea likely launched submarine missile, South Korea says
- The latest launch comes just three days after Pyongyang last fired a missile, as warnings grow that it may conduct a nuclear test.
Updated on May 07, 2022 12:45 PM IST
UK PM Boris Johnson rides out voter anger at ‘Partygate’
If Boris Johnson’s Conservative critics were waiting for proof that “partygate” and a U.K. cost of living crisis have damaged his premiership beyond repair, Thursday’s local elections did not provide it.
Published on May 07, 2022 11:02 AM IST
Long Covid risk worse after Delta than Omicron, shows data
More than two-thirds of those with self-reported long Covid, or 1.2 million people, said their symptoms adversely affected their day-to-day activities, and almost a fifth said their symptoms limited them a lot, according to the statistics bureau.
Published on May 07, 2022 09:29 AM IST