Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Ukrainian statehood is in jeopardy and likened the West's sanctions on Russia to “declaring war," while a promised cease-fire in the besieged port city of Mariupol collapsed amid scenes of terror.
US, Europeans discussing banning Russian oil imports, Blinken says
The United States and European partners are exploring banning Russian oil imports, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday, but stressed the importance of steady oil supplies globally.
Macron urged Putin to end military operations and protect Ukraine nuclear sites
French President Emmanuel Macron urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to end Russia's military operations in Ukraine and to ensure the protection and security of Ukraine's nuclear sites, said an official from Macron's office.
Russia says sovereign bond payments will depend on sanctions
Russia's finance ministry said on Sunday that sovereign bond payments to non-residents would depend on the sanctions imposed by the West.
US sees 'very credible reports' of deliberate attacks on civilians in Ukraine
The United States has seen "very credible reports" of deliberate attacks on civilians, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday, adding that Washington was documenting these reports to support appropriate organizations in their potential war crimes investigation.
Putin blames Kyiv for failed civilian evacuations from Mariupol
Russian President Vladimir Putin in a telephone call with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron blamed Kyiv for failed civilian evacuations from the key Ukrainian port city of Mariupol which is surrounded by Russian troops, the Kremlin said Sunday.
'Unlawful' for Britons to fight in Ukraine
The head of the UK armed forces Admiral Tony Radakin said on Sunday that it was "unlawful and unhelpful" for Britons to go and fight against Russia in Ukraine.
Putin says Ukraine responsible for March 3 power plant incident
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday accused Ukrainian radicals for an incident on March 3 at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, the Kremlin said.
French President Emmanuel Macron asked Putin by telephone about a fire at Europe's biggest nuclear power plant. "Vladimir Putin informed about the provocation by Ukrainian radicals in the area of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant," the Kremlin said. "The radiation levels are normal."
UN says 364 civilian deaths confirmed so far
The U.N. human rights office says it has confirmed the deaths of 364 civilians in Ukraine since the Russian invasion began on Feb. 24.
Pope deplores Ukraine 'rivers of blood and tears'
Pope Francis on Sunday deplored the "rivers of blood and tears" flowing in Ukraine following the Russian invasion and demanded the creation of humanitarian corridors for refugees.
Putin says demands must be met to end fighting
Vladimir Putin told his Turkish counterpart that Kyiv must to agree to his demands if fighting is to end, lowering hopes for progress at a third round of Ukraine-Russia talks that could happen as soon as Monday but isn’t yet confirmed.
Russia cracks down on media, protests as Ukraine war rages
Russian authorities on Sunday continued to block independent news outlets and to arrest protesters in an effort to tighten control over what information the domestic audience sees about the invasion of Ukraine.
Ukraine official says assault halts evacuations for 2nd time
A Ukrainian official says a second attempt to evacuate civilians from a southern city under siege for a week has failed due to continued Russian shelling.
Russia's detains over 2,000 people at anti-war protests
Police detained more than 2,034 people at anti-war protests in cities across Russia on Sunday, the OVD-Info protest monitor said.
Ukraine central bank allows foreign currency purchases for strategic imports
The Ukrainian central bank on Sunday said it would allow foreign currency to be purchased on the local interbank market to pay for imports of strategically important goods, easing a restriction imposed at the start of Russia's invasion.
Ukrainian refugee, 11, crosses Slovak border alone
An 11-year-old boy from Ukraine has crossed the border into Slovakia with just a plastic bag, a passport and a telephone number written on his hand, Slovak police said Sunday.
Putin, Macron are holding talks
Russian President Vladimir Putin is holding talks with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, Russian state television reported on Sunday.
Vinnytsia airport in central Ukraine destroyed by Russian strike
Vinnytsia airport in central Ukraine destroyed by Russian strike, Zelensky says
Russia's Putin calls on Ukraine to stop fighting
President Vladimir Putin warned Ukraine on Sunday that Russia's military operation would only be halted if Kyiv stopped resisting and fulfilled all of the Kremlin's demands.
Russia detains over 1,100 at Ukraine conflict protests
Over 1,100 people in cities across Russia have been detained at protests on Sunday against Moscow's military operation in Ukraine, a monitor said, more than a week after the assault began.
Poland says over 900,000 crossed from Ukraine
Poland’s border guard agency says that over 922,000 refugees have crossed the border from Ukraine since Feb. 24, when Russia launched its invasion.
Ukraine civilians race to evacuate under 11-hour cease-fire
Ukrainian authorities prepared Sunday for a second attempt to evacuate civilians from a southern city pounded by a week-long Russian attack as economic pressure on Moscow intensified and diplomats shuttled around Europe to try to end the war.
Russia planning to encircle Dnipro, Ukraine security official says
Russia is mustering forces to encircle the Ukrainian city of Dnipro and is turning its main attention to cutting Ukraine off from the Black Sea, Ukraine's top security official Oleksiy Danilov wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday.
Israeli PM vows more Ukraine talks, even if prospects 'not great'
Israel's premier said Sunday his country had a "moral obligation" to help stem fighting in Ukraine even if chances of success were "not great", after shuttle diplomacy that saw him visit the Kremlin.
Zelenskyy pushes call for Ukraine no-fly zone
Ukrainian President Voldymyr Zelenskyy is pushing his call for foreign countries to impose a no-fly zone over Ukraine.
Russia banks turn to China after Visa, Mastercard suspension
Russian banks said Sunday they planned to issue cards using China's UnionPay system after Visa and Mastercard moved to suspend operations in Russia over Moscow's military intervention in Ukraine.
Ukraine is Europe's 'fastest growing refugee' crisis since WWII
The number of people fleeing Russia's invasion of Ukraine has topped 1.5 million, making it Europe's fastest growing refugee crisis since World War II, the United Nations said on Sunday.
Ukraine warns Russia preparing to shell port city Odessa
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky warned Sunday that Russian forces are preparing to shell Odessa, a historic port city on the Black Sea coast.
US 'working actively' on deal for Polish fighter jets to Ukraine
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday that the United States was "working actively" on a deal with Poland to supply Ukraine with jets.
Over 559 people detained at anti-war protests in Russia
More than 559 people were detained at protests on Sunday in 21 cities across Russia against President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine, according to an independent Russian-based protest monitor.
Albania renames street in capital Tirana as Free Ukraine
Albania will rename a street in its capital Tirana where the Russian and Ukrainian embassies are located as Free Ukraine to honour Ukraine's resistance to war, the mayor said on Sunday.
Limited Russian cease-fire revived in Ukraine; talks planned
Russian forces will observe a temporary cease-fire Sunday in two Ukrainian cities, an official in one of the country's two pro-Russia separatist regions said after an agreement to allow civilians to evacuate collapsed a day earlier amid continued shelling.
More than 1.5 million refugees flee Ukraine in past 10 days: UN
The number of people fleeing Russia's invasion of Ukraine has topped 1.5 million, making it Europe's "fastest growing refugee crisis" since World War II, the United Nations said.
Turkey's Erdogan holds phone call with Putin
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone with Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Sunday and discussed the war in Ukraine, the RIA news agency reported.
UK: Talk of Russian nuclear escalation is rhetoric and brinkmanship
British Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab described talk of the threat of Russia using nuclear weapons in its invasion of Ukraine as brinkmanship and rejected President Putin's statement that likened Western sanctions to a declaration of war.
"I think its rhetoric and brinkmanship," Raab told Sky News when asked about a possible nuclear escalation by the Kremlin.
South Korea to hit Belarus with export controls
South Korea said Sunday it will implement export controls against close Moscow ally Belarus for "effectively supporting the Russian invasion of Ukraine".
Russian gas flows to Europe via Ukraine continue unchanged
Russian state gas company Gazprom was shipping natural gas to Europe via Ukraine in the same volume of 109.5 million cubic metres per day as on Saturday, the Interfax news agency cited Gazprom as saying on Sunday.
Russian shops to limit food sales to counter black market
Retailers in Russia will limit sales of essential foodstuffs to limit black market speculation and ensure affordability, the government said Sunday, as sanctions imposed over Moscow's military incursion into Ukraine began to bite.
Russia's losses, according to Ukraine
Ukraine port city Mariupol to attempt civilian evacuation
The Ukraine port city of Mariupol, which is surrounded by Russian troops, said Sunday it will begin efforts to evacuate its civilian population, after earlier efforts were scuppered by ceasefire violations.
Putin threatens Ukraine 'statehood' as Moscow sanctions tighten
Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened the existence of Ukrainian statehood as his army's invasion of the neighbour faces stiff resistance Sunday and his economy is increasingly asphyxiated by sanctions.
Austrian OMV company exiting Russia projects
Austrian energy company OMV says it has decided not to pursue any future investments in Russia and is starting a “strategic review" of its stake in the Yuzhno Rosskoye gas and oil field, which could result in its exit.
India sends humanitarian aid to Ukraine
Russia strikes Ukrainian military air base with long-range weapons
Russia struck and disabled Ukraine's Starokostiantyniv military air base with long-range high-precision weapons, Russia's defence ministry said on Sunday.
Ukraine conflict to last months, if not years: UK deputy PM Raab
The conflict in Ukraine is set to last months, if not years, Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday, adding international allies would need to show "strategic stamina" to ensure Russian President Vladimir Putin fails.
US top diplomat praises Moldova for taking in refugees from Ukraine
Washington’s top diplomat Antony Blinken on Sunday praised Moldova’s leaders for taking in refugees from Ukraine as he visited the country on a tour through eastern Europe in the wake of Russia’s invasion.
Britain compares Russia's tactics to Chechnya
British military officials on Sunday compared Russia’s tactics in Ukraine to those used in Chechnya and Syria, where cities were bombarded and heavily damaged after Russian forces faced unexpected resistance from their defenders.
Fiece battle going on the edge of the southern city of Mykolaiv
Ukraine's military says it is fighting "fierce battles" with Russian forces on the edge of the southern city of Mykolaiv -- which controls the road to the key Black Sea city of Odessa in the west.
Dozens of civilians are being killed in the battle for Chernihiv in the north, with those who remain living in craters or among the ruins, with AFP witnessing scenes of devastation.
Ukraine dominates social media info war with Russia
Even as President Volodymyr Zelensky remains bunkered down in Kyiv amid heavy bombardment and the fear of assassination, his government has forced an all-out assault on social media to win supporters for their cause.
Zelensky's daily video addresses, usually published with English subtitles, have become viral sensations, while the defence and foreign ministries tout the military resistance of Ukraine in snazzy graphics.
China tells US don't fuel flames in Ukraine
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken that China opposes any moves that “add fuel to the flames" in Ukraine.
Blinken says the world is watching to see which nations stand up for the principles of freedom and sovereignty.
The two spoke by phone on Saturday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said.
Australia says military supplies arrived in Ukraine
Military equipment including missiles and ammunition has arrived into Ukraine from Australia, Defense Minister Peter Dutton said Sunday.
“We want the Ukranians to have the best opportunity to defend their homeland, and to protect women and children," Dutton told Australian Broadcasting Corp. TV’s “Insiders" program. “There’s more assistance that we want to provide." Dutton declined to specify where the supplies had arrived in Ukraine, and said the delivery had been carried out with help from the U.S. and U.K.
Russian forces intensify shelling: Officials
The city of Chernihiv, located north of Kyiv and with a population of 290,000, has come under heavy fire from Russian forces. Officials said 17 people in the region were killed in the shelling.
A video released Saturday by the Ukrainian government showed people cheering as they watched a Russian military plane fall from the sky and crash.
Visa, MasterCard suspend Russia operations
Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. are suspending their Russia operations after mounting pressure.
All transactions initiated with Visa cards issued in Russia will no longer work abroad. Any Visa cards issued by financial institutions outside of Russia will also no longer work within the country, the company said in a statement Saturday.
Joe Biden speaks to Zelenskiy in call
Biden called Zelenskiy on Saturday evening and the two leaders spoke for about half an hour, according to the White House, which did not immediately provide further details.
Elon Musk sending more Starlink terminals to Ukraine
Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp., promised another batch of Starlink satellite terminals for Ukraine to help keep internet communication working as the country fights Russia’s invasion.
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