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Russia-Ukraine crisis: Satellite images show Russian troops near Kyiv. Latest updates

A view of the venue that will host talks between delegations from Ukraine and Russia in Belarus' Gomel regionPremium
A view of the venue that will host talks between delegations from Ukraine and Russia in Belarus' Gomel region

  • Ukraine-Russia crisis: The escalating Ukraine conflict and more severe Western sanctions are roiling markets. The hostilities threaten to stoke inflation by imperiling flows of key resources such as grains, energy and metals, exacerbating the pandemic-era price pressures that were already weighing on world growth.

Officials from Kyiv will meet Russian counterparts at the Belarus border, hours after President Vladimir Putin put Russia’s nuclear forces on higher alert and even as fighting continues inside Ukraine.

01 Mar 2022, 01:59:55 AM IST

Satellite images show Russian troops near Kyiv

Satellite images show Russian troops are attacking Ukraine on multiple fronts and are advancing on the capital city of Kyiv, news agency AP reported.

On Monday, a convoy consisting of hundreds of armored vehicles, tanks, artillery and support vehicles was just 17 miles (25 kilometers) from the center of Kyiv. The city is home to nearly 3 million residents. The images from Maxar Technologies also captured signs of fighting outside Kyiv, including destroyed vehicles and a damaged bridge

01 Mar 2022, 01:53:50 AM IST

12 Russian UN diplomats ordered expelled from US: Russia envoy

Twelve members of Russia's diplomatic mission to the UN have been ordered to leave the United States by March 7, Russia's ambassador to the world body said Monday.

Vassily Nebenzia told reporters at a press conference at the UN headquarters in New York that he had just learned of the expulsion.

28 Feb 2022, 10:15:34 PM IST

UK to freeze assets of all Russian banks 'in days'

The UK on Monday said it will introduce further sanctions against Russia after its invasion of Ukraine, promising a "full assets freeze" on all of the country's banks.

28 Feb 2022, 10:14:25 PM IST

UK bans Russian vessels from its ports

British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps on Monday ordered all UK seaports to turn away Russian vessels, in response to the country's invasion of Ukraine.

28 Feb 2022, 10:00:16 PM IST

Moscow, Kyiv plan 'second round' of conflict talks

Negotiators from Ukraine and Russia will return to their capital cities for consultations and have plans for fresh talks, both sides announced Monday after meeting for their first talks since the outbreak of war last week.

28 Feb 2022, 09:52:49 PM IST

Ukraine President Zelenskyy signs application for EU membership

28 Feb 2022, 09:42:22 PM IST

Russia-Ukraine ceasefire talks end

Ceasefire talks between Russian and Ukrainian officials ended on Monday at the Belarusian border, TASS news agency cited a source as saying.

28 Feb 2022, 09:32:54 PM IST

Putin bans forex transfers to outside Russia from March 1

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a ban on foreign exchange loans and transfers by Russian residents to outside of Russia from March 1, the Kremlin said on Monday, in retaliation for economic sanctions imposed on Moscow by the West.

28 Feb 2022, 09:21:23 PM IST

UK warns against all travel to Russia

The UK government on Monday warned against "all travel to Russia", after the Kremlin ordered its troops into Ukraine, prompting swingeing Western sanctions.

28 Feb 2022, 09:05:41 PM IST

Special UN General Assembly session on Ukraine opens with minute's silence

The United Nations General Assembly observed a minute of silence for Ukraine Monday as it opened a special emergency session to discuss whether to condemn Russia's invasion of its neighbor.

28 Feb 2022, 09:03:24 PM IST

UK's Johnson vows more military support for Ukraine in coming hours

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy he will provide more military support to the former soviet republic in the coming days, a spokesperson for his office said on Monday.

28 Feb 2022, 08:37:31 PM IST

Ukraine-Russia talks at the border are continuing

Talks between Ukraine and Russia are continuing at the Belarussian border, Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak said on Twitter on Monday.

28 Feb 2022, 08:20:59 PM IST

IOC withdraws top Olympic honour from Putin

The International Olympic Committee on Monday stripped Russian President Vladimir Putin of the Olympic Order award in response to the invasion of Ukraine.

28 Feb 2022, 08:09:26 PM IST

Russian shelling kills 11 in Ukraine's second city Kharkiv

At least 11 civilians have been killed in Russian shelling on Ukraine's second most populated city Kharkiv on Monday, the regional governor said, adding dozens more had been injured.

28 Feb 2022, 07:30:37 PM IST

Russia's Lavrov cancels trip to UN in Geneva

Russia's foreign minister has cancelled a trip to the United Nations in Geneva due to the "anti-Russian sanctions" imposed by EU countries, Russia's mission in Geneva said Monday.

28 Feb 2022, 07:24:18 PM IST

Russia reels from sanctions as Putin calls West 'empire of lies'

The ruble collapsed Monday, Russians sought to withdraw their savings and a prominent tycoon urged an end to "state capitalism" in Russia as the country reeled from the effects of Western sanctions over the Kremlin's invasion of Ukraine.

28 Feb 2022, 07:09:52 PM IST

Russia imposes sweeping flight bans on airlines from 36 countries

Russia on Monday barred airlines from 36 countries including Britain, Germany, Spain, Italy and Canada from using Russian airspace in a retaliatory move after sweeping sanctions targeting its aviation sector.

28 Feb 2022, 06:56:54 PM IST

US bans transactions with Russian central bank, wealth fund

President Joe Biden’s administration on Monday banned U.S. people and companies from doing business with the Bank of Russia, the Russian National Wealth Fund and the Ministry of Finance.

28 Feb 2022, 06:30:01 PM IST

US authorizes voluntary departure of non-emergency staff from Moscow embassy

The United States said Monday it is suspending operations at its embassy in Belarus and allowing the departure of non-emergency staff from the American embassy in Moscow.

28 Feb 2022, 05:58:37 PM IST

Dozens killed in rocket strikes on Kharkiv

Dozens of people were killed in rocket strikes by Russian forces on the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Monday morning, Ukrainian Interior Ministry Adviser Anton Herashchenko said.

28 Feb 2022, 05:57:57 PM IST

EU warns Belarus opening door to Russian nukes after vote

The EU warned Monday that Belarus could start hosting Russian nuclear weapons after a "very dangerous" decision at a referendum to drop the country's non-nuclear status.

28 Feb 2022, 05:51:53 PM IST

Anonymous group claims to have hacked Russian news agency TASS

As per reports, Anonymous, the amorphous online activist community, has claimed to have hacked Russian news agency TASS. Reports also suggest that other Russian media and Belarusian publications have been hit.

28 Feb 2022, 05:33:11 PM IST

EU to impose new sanctions on Belarus this week

The European Union is planning to impose new sanctions on Belarus this week for helping the Russian invasion of Ukraine, hitting exports, oligarchs, central bank and cutting Belarusian banks off from SWIFT, a senior EU official said on Monday.

28 Feb 2022, 05:24:47 PM IST

Belarus foreign minister addresses delegation

28 Feb 2022, 05:07:44 PM IST

More than 500,000 refugees flee Ukraine conflict: UN

More than half a million people have fled Ukraine since Russia launched its full-scale invasion five days ago, with more than half fleeing into Poland, the United Nations said Monday.

"More than 500,000 refugees have now fled from Ukraine into neighbouring countries," UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi said in a tweet.

28 Feb 2022, 05:05:57 PM IST

More than 5,000 Ukrainians inquire about moving to Israel

The Jewish Agency said Monday that more than 5,000 Ukrainians have inquired about moving to Israel after Russia launched an invasion of their country.

28 Feb 2022, 04:30:28 PM IST

Bulgaria defence minister sacked over Ukraine restraint

Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov said his defence minister will be fired Monday over his restrained stance on Ukraine, notably stopping short of calling the conflict a "war".

An extraordinary government session would approve Defence Minister Stefan Yanev's resignation, Petkov said.

28 Feb 2022, 04:03:19 PM IST

Russian army says Ukraine civilians can 'freely' leave Kyiv

The Russian army said Monday that Ukrainian civilians could "freely" leave the country's capital Kyiv and claimed its airforce dominated Ukraine's skies as its invasion entered a fifth day.

28 Feb 2022, 03:55:29 PM IST

Canadian TV giants pull Russia's RT network

Major Canadian TV providers have pulled Russian state television network RT from their output, they announced separately Sunday.

28 Feb 2022, 03:53:13 PM IST

Russia to retaliate against sanctions on aviation industry

Moscow will retaliate against Western sanctions targeting Russia's aviation industry over the invasion of Ukraine, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.

28 Feb 2022, 03:40:16 PM IST

British PM Boris Johnson offers UK visas to Ukrainian relatives

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion can come to the UK if they already have members of their immediate family settled in the country.

28 Feb 2022, 03:35:48 PM IST

Kazakh provider blocks Russian TV stations over Ukraine war

A company providing Internet and television services in one of the provinces of Kazakhstan, a close ally of Moscow, has blocked all Russian television stations over their coverage of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, it said on Monday.

28 Feb 2022, 03:19:35 PM IST

NATO allies are stepping up military support to Ukraine

NATO partners are providing Ukraine with air-defence missiles and anti-tank weapons, NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg said in a tweet on Monday, adding that he had held another phone conversation with Ukraine's president earlier.

28 Feb 2022, 03:11:09 PM IST

Lufthansa cancels 30 flights to Russia this week

German flag airline Lufthansa said on Monday it had cancelled 30 flights to Russia of the Lufthansa, Eurowings and Austrian Airlines carriers this week.

28 Feb 2022, 03:09:59 PM IST

EU plans to grant Ukrainians right to stay for up to 3 years

The European Union is preparing to grant Ukrainians who flee the war the right to stay and work in the 27-nation bloc for up to three years, senior EU and French officials said.

28 Feb 2022, 02:56:28 PM IST

Ukraine leader urges Russian soldiers to lay down arms

Ukraine's president Volodymr Zelensky on Monday urged Russian soldiers to lay down their weapons and desert as Ukrainian and Russian delegations were set to hold talks on Moscow's invasion.

28 Feb 2022, 02:55:17 PM IST

Zelensky demands 'immediate' EU membership for Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Monday asked the European Union to allow Ukraine to gain membership under a special procedure immediately as it defends itself from invasion by Russian forces.

"Our goal is to be with all Europeans and, most importantly, to be equal. I'm sure that's fair. I am sure we deserve it," he said in a video speech shared on social media.

28 Feb 2022, 02:41:40 PM IST

Russian forces seize two small cities in Ukraine

Russian invasion forces seized two small cities in southeastern Ukraine and the area around a nuclear power plant, the Interfax news agency reported on Monday, but ran into stiff resistance elsewhere as Moscow's diplomatic and economic isolation deepened.

28 Feb 2022, 02:28:17 PM IST

Ukraine demands 'immediate ceasefire', Russian withdrawal

Ukraine demanded an immediate Russian ceasefire and troop withdrawal on Monday as a Kyiv delegation arrived for talks with Russian negotiators on the fifth day of the Kremlin's offensive against the country. "The Ukrainian delegation arrived at the Ukrainian-Belarusian border to take part in talks with representatives of the Russian Federation," the Ukrainian presidency said in a statement. "The key issue of the talks is an immediate ceasefire and the withdrawal of troops from Ukraine."

28 Feb 2022, 02:24:08 PM IST

UN team confirms 94 civilian deaths in Ukraine

A U.N. human rights monitoring team has confirmed 376 civilian casualties in Ukraine, including 94 deaths, after three days of clashes, a U.N. report showed on Monday.

It said the fighting had triggered "severe humanitarian consequences" and that casualties could be considerably higher.

28 Feb 2022, 01:32:54 PM IST

Russia says Kyiv residents can leave safely

The Russian military says that residents of the Ukrainian capital can use a safe corridor to leave the city if they want. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Monday that Kyiv residents can safely use a highway leading to Vasylkiv just southwest of the Ukrainian capital. The statement came as fighting raged in various parts of the Ukrainian capital, with Ukrainian authorities saying that they were fighting small groups of Russian forces in various sectors of the capital.

28 Feb 2022, 12:39:12 PM IST

Bank of Russia Raises Key Rate to 20% From 9.5%

Russia’s central bank raises rate effective today due to “cardinal" changes in economy, according to website statement. Bank of Russia Governor Elvira Nabiullina will make a statement at 4 p.m. Moscow time.

28 Feb 2022, 12:26:13 PM IST

Ukraine says Russian troops 'reduced pace of offensive'

The Ukrainian military today said that Russian troops had slowed down "the pace of the offensive", as Moscow's assault against Ukraine went into its fifth day. "The Russian occupiers have reduced the pace of the offensive, but are still trying to develop success in some areas," the general staff of the armed forces said.

28 Feb 2022, 11:14:31 AM IST

Russian rouble slumps to all-time low vs US dollar

The rouble plunged to a record low on Monday and the dollar soared against most peers after Western nations announced fresh sanctions to punish Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, and President Vladimir Putin put its nuclear forces on high alert. The rouble dropped to as low as 119 per dollar in early trading, tumbling beyond its previous low of 90 roubles per dollar. It was last at 109.

28 Feb 2022, 11:04:45 AM IST

Belarus Preps to Send Troops to Ukraine: Report

Belarus is preparing to send soldiers into Ukraine in support of Russia as soon as Monday, the Washington Post reported, citing comments from an unidentified U.S. official.

28 Feb 2022, 10:34:23 AM IST

Bank of Russia bans foreigners from selling Russian securities

Russia's central bank has ordered brokers to suspend the execution of all orders by foreign legal entities and individuals to sell Russian securities. The bank also said in a statement it had yet to decide whether to open markets other than the forex and money market on Monday. 

28 Feb 2022, 09:15:47 AM IST

EU countries to send fighter jets to Ukraine

EU countries will send “fighter jets" to Ukraine at Kyiv's request to help it counter the Russian air and land assault, the bloc's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said. "We're going to provide even fighting jets. We're not talking about just ammunition. We are providing more important arms to go to a war," he told a press conference. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has told the EU "they need the kind of fighting jets that the Ukrainian army is able to operate... some member states have these kinds of planes," Borrell said.

28 Feb 2022, 08:49:35 AM IST

Blasts heard in Ukraine's Kyiv, Kharkiv

Blasts were heard in Ukrainian capital of Kyiv and in the major city of Kharkiv on today morning, Ukraine's State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection said. Kyiv had been quiet for a few hours prior to that, it said in a brief statement on the Telegram messaging app. In a separate statement, the agency said a residential building in the city of Chernihiv in northern Ukraine was on fire after being struck by a missile.

28 Feb 2022, 08:26:44 AM IST

US stock futures slide as West imposes harsher sanctions on Russia

US equity futures slid today after a strong rally on Friday amid heightened market uncertainty after Western nations unveiled harsher sanctions on Russia for the invasion of Ukraine. S&P 500 contracts and those for the technology-heavy Nasdaq 100 were down over 2%. Oil and palladium jumped, with Brent crude again vaulting above $100 a barrel while bonds rose.

28 Feb 2022, 08:17:53 AM IST

Australia to send lethal weapons to Ukraine

The Australian government will provide lethal military equipment to Ukraine to help the Ukrainians resist the Russian invasion but it gave no details on what material it may be sending. Australia has also imposed sanctions on more than 350 Russian individuals, including Russian President Vladimir Putin. 

28 Feb 2022, 07:16:59 AM IST

Google temporarily disables Google Maps live traffic data in Ukraine

Alphabet Inc's Google confirmed on Sunday it has temporarily disabled for Ukraine some Google Maps tools which provide live information about traffic conditions and how busy different places are.

28 Feb 2022, 06:22:46 AM IST

Next 24 hours crucial for Ukraine: Zelenskiy tells UK's Johnson

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy told UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson by telephone on Sunday that the next 24 hours are crucial for Ukraine, a Downing Street spokesperson said.

Johnson said the UK and its allies would do everything possible to guarantee that defensive aid reached Ukraine, the spokesperson said in a statement.

28 Feb 2022, 06:22:46 AM IST

352 Ukrainian civilians have been killed

Ukraine’s Interior Ministry says 352 Ukrainian civilians have been killed during Russia’s invasion, including 14 children. It says an additional 1,684 people, including 116 children, have been wounded.

28 Feb 2022, 06:22:46 AM IST

Canada provides millitary equipment to Ukraine

Canada will send an additional $25 million worth of defensive military equipment to Ukraine in an effort to help the country defend against Russia’s invasion.

28 Feb 2022, 06:22:46 AM IST

US sends Stinger missiles to Ukraine

The U.S. for the first time has approved the direct delivery of Stinger missiles to Ukraine as part of a package approved by the White House on Friday.

28 Feb 2022, 06:22:46 AM IST

Belarus detains 500-plus at invasion protests

More than 500 people have been detained in Belarus for protesting against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to the country’s most prominent human rights group.

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