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Russia-Ukraine War Highlights: Quad countries accepted India's position on conflict in Ukraine, says Australia

Russia-Ukraine War Highlights: Quad countries accepted India's position on conflict in Ukraine, says Australia
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Russia-Ukraine War LIVE Updates: Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on Saturday for meaningful talks with Russia to stop its invasion of Ukraine, warning it would take "several generations" for Moscow to recover from battlefield losses if it does not reverse course. Since launching an assault on February 24, Russian troops facing tough resistance have largely stalled in their advance, even as they encroach on the capital Kyiv. Looking to regain momentum, they have laid siege to cities and blasted urban areas to rubble. Unprecedented Western sanctions aimed at isolating Russia's economy have done little to halt what President Vladimir Putin calls a 'special operation' to reduce its neighbour's military capabilities and 'denazify' its government.After Russia said it was 'tightening the noose' around the key port of Mariupol on the Azov Sea, Ukraine's defence ministry acknowledged on Friday it had 'temporarily' lost access to that body of water, which connects to the Black Sea and would be a major loss for Ukraine. But Western officials say that Russia has taken heavy losses with signs of flagging morale amongst its troops, a trend Zelenskiy alluded to in a video message in which he urged renewed negotiations to end the war.Follow latest updates on the Russia-Ukraine war here Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has ordered to suspend activities of 11 political parties with links to Russia. The largest of them is the Opposition Platform for Life, which has 44 out of 450 seats in the country's parliament. The party is led by Viktor Medvedchuk, who has friendly ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is the godfather of Medvedchuks daughter. Also on the list is the Nashi (Ours) party led by Yevheniy Murayev. Before the Russian invasion. the British authorities had warned that Russia wanted to install Murayev as the leader of Ukraine. Speaking in a video address early Sunday, Zelenskyy said that given a large-scale war unleashed by the Russian Federation and links between it and some political structures, the activities of a number of political parties is suspended for the period of the martial law. He added that activities by politicians aimed at discord and collaboration will not succeed. Zelenskyy's announcement follows the introduction of martial law that envisages a ban on parties associated with Russia.

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With that it's a wrap to the LIVE updates on the Russia-Ukraine war for today. Do join us tomorrow for the top developments as tensions continue to rise between Moscow and rest of the Western world. Until then, stay tuned to CNBCTV18.com for more news, views and other updates.

Mar 21, 2022 2:52 PM

A total of 918 students returned from Ukraine: AP govt

The Andhra Pradesh government on Sunday said a total of 918 students, including a few belonging to other states, had been repatriated to the state from war-hit Ukraine. While 692 students were brought back by the government under Operation Ganga, another 226 returned home on their own, AP Special Task Force chairman M T Krishna Babu said. Only one student said he was staying back in Ukraine while another reached his relatives house in Poland, Krishna Babu said in a release.Among those brought back by the AP government were six students from Telangana, two from Karnataka and one each from Kerala and Odisha.

Mar 20, 2022 9:24 PM

Quad countries accepted India's position on conflict in Ukraine: Australia

Australia on Sunday said that the Quad member countries have accepted India's position on the crisis in Ukraine and it is evident that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been using his contacts to call for an end to the conflict in that country. The comments by Australian High Commissioner to India Barry O'Farrell came a day before a virtual summit between Modi and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison during which they are set to discuss the situation in Ukraine. "The Quad countries have accepted India's position. We understand that each country has a bilateral relationship and it is clear from the comments of the MEA (Ministry of External Affairs) and Prime Minister Modi himself that he has used his contacts to call for the end of the conflict and no country will be unhappy with that," he told reporters. The Australian envoy was asked about increasing disquiet in the West over India's position on the Russian invasion of Ukraine and its purchase of discounted crude oil from Russia.

Mar 20, 2022 8:41 PM

S.Korea, Germany hold energy talks in Qatar amid Ukraine conflict

German and South Korean officials held talks in gas-rich Qatar on Sunday, underlining efforts by major energy importers to find alternatives to Russian supplies amid disruptions to oil and gas markets caused by the Ukraine war. Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani met South Korean Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum and German Economy Minister Robert Habeck for talks on bilateral cooperation focusing on the energy sector, the state Qatar News Agency reported. The Gulf Arab state is the world's top exporter of liquefied natural gas and holds the third largest gas reserves after Russia and Iran.

Mar 20, 2022 7:51 PM

At least 902 civilians killed in Ukraine since conflict began: UN

At least 902 civilians have been killed and 1,459 injured in Ukraine as of midnight local time on March 19, the U.N. human rights office (OHCHR) said on Sunday. Most of the casualties were from explosive weapons such as shelling from heavy artillery and multiple-launch rocket systems, and missile and air strikes, OHCHR said.The actual toll is thought to be considerably higher since OHCHR, which has a large monitoring team in the country, has not yet been able to receive or verify casualty reports from several badly hit cities including Mariupol, it said.

Mar 20, 2022 7:50 PM

Russia-Ukraine war: Protest in Poland snarls Belarus-bound trucks

Trucks headed for Belarus are backed up for 40 kilometres while they wait to reach the Koroszczyn border point as a group of protesters block the road there, Polish officials say. According to the officials, the protesters are calling for a ban on trade with Russia and its ally Belarus. The Ukrainians and Poles have been blocking access to the crossing -- on and off for some two weeks -- to pressure Moscow into ending its war on Ukraine. The latest round of the NO Trade with Russia! protest in eastern Poland began early Saturday. Some 950 trucks were waiting to cross into Belarus early Sunday, according to spokesman for the local tax office, Michal Derus. The waiting time was 32 hours, he said. The road leading to the border point has been closed and the police were separating the protesters from the trucks and the drivers, road infrastructure authorities said.

Mar 20, 2022 7:04 PM
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Mar 20, 2022 6:34 PM

Russia-Ukraine conflict: Pope slams war as 'sacrilege' and 'repugnant'

Denouncing Russia's repugnant war against Ukraine as a cruel and sacrilegious inhumanity, Pope Francis on Sunday told thousands of people in St. Peter's Square that every day brought more atrocities in a senseless massacre". In some of his strongest words yet since Russia's February 24 invasion, Francis said there was "no justification for this". He said this in an apparent reference to Russia, which sought to justify its invasion as vital for its own defence, but again stopped short of naming Russia as the aggressor. Pontiffs typically have decried wars and their devastating toll on civilians without citing warmongers by name. Francis also called on all actors in the international community to work toward ending the war.

Mar 20, 2022 6:22 PM

Ukraine Ministry of Foreign Affairs tweets information on the "losses of the Russian armed forces in Ukraine, March 20"

Mar 20, 2022 6:02 PM
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Russia-Ukraine War Highlights: Quad countries accepted India's position on conflict in Ukraine, says Australia
Mar 20, 2022 5:59 PM

Ukraine neighbour Slovakia starts deploying Patriot air defence system

The Patriot air defence system has started arriving in Slovakia from NATO partner countries and the deployment will continue in the coming days, Slovakia's defence minister said on Sunday. The system will be operated by German and Dutch troops and will initially be deployed at the Sliac airport in central Slovakia to help reinforce the defence of NATO's eastern flank. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has prompted the alliance to bolster its defences. The Patriot system will be part of a new NATO battlegroup in Slovakia, which neighbours Ukraine.

Mar 20, 2022 5:41 PM
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Russia-Ukraine War Highlights: Quad countries accepted India's position on conflict in Ukraine, says Australia
Mar 20, 2022 5:20 PM

Russia-Ukraine war: Nearly 40,000 fled Mariupol in past week

The authorities in the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol say that nearly 40,000 people have fled over the past week. That's nearly 10 per cent of its 430,000 population. The city council in the Azov Sea port city said Sunday that 39,426 residents have safely evacuated from Mariupol in their own vehicles. It said the evacuees used more than 8,000 vehicles to leave via a humanitarian corridor via Berdyansk to Zaporizhzhia. The strategic city has been encircled by the Russian troops and faced a relentless Russian bombardment for three weeks, coming to symbolize the horror of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Local authorities have said the siege has cut off food, water and energy supplies, and killed at least 2,300 people, some of whom had to be buried in mass graves. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Sunday that the siege of Mariupol would go down in history for what he said were war crimes committed by Russian troops.

Mar 20, 2022 4:19 PM

Russia-Ukraine war: 5 killed in Russian shelling of Kharkiv

Authorities in Ukraine's eastern city of Kharkiv say at least five civilians have been killed in the latest Russian shelling. Regional police in Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city, said the victims of the Russian artillery attack early Sunday included a 9-year-old boy. Kharkiv has been besieged by Russian forces since the start of the invasion and has come under a relentless barrage. ___ Key developments in the Russia-Ukraine war: School bombed in Ukraine city; Zelenskyy cites war crimes. Even if Russia is denied an easy victory, Putin can keep pounding Ukraine for months. Surrogate babies born in Ukraine wait out war in basement. Grassroots groups help rescue Holocaust survivors in Ukraine. Minister: Clearing the live ordnance now scattered across Ukraine will take years and outside help Other developments: Kyiv: Authorities in Ukraine have evacuated scores of baby orphans from a city engulfed by combat.

Mar 20, 2022 4:08 PM

US' Indo-Pacific strategy as 'dangerous' as NATO expansion resulting in Ukraine crisis: China

The US' Indo-Pacific strategy is as "dangerous" as NATO's eastward expansion in Europe resulting in Russia's military offensive against Ukraine, a senior Chinese diplomat has said. "With the disintegration of the Soviet Union, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) should have been consigned to history alongside the Warsaw Pact," China's Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng said while addressing the International Forum on Security and Strategy hosted by the Centre for International Security and Strategy of Tsinghua University on Saturday.

Mar 20, 2022 3:39 PM

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