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Russia-Ukraine war HIGHLIGHTS: Melitopol city captured by troops; fighting on streets of Kyiv; Air India plane leaves for Bucharest

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Russia-Ukraine war HIGHLIGHTS: Melitopol city captured by troops; fighting on streets of Kyiv; Air India plane leaves for Bucharest

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Russia-Ukraine war HIGHLIGHTS: Russian troops attacked an army base in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv but the assault was repelled, the Ukrainian military said in a Facebook posting early on Saturday. Separately, the Interfax Ukraine agency said Russian soldiers were trying to capture one of the city's electricity generating stations. Russia has further claimed it has captured the southeastern Ukrainian city of Melitopol.Meanwhile, Russia has vetoed a UN Security Council resolution demanding that Moscow immediately stop its attack on Ukraine and withdraw all troops, a defeat the United States and its supporters knew was inevitable but said would highlight Russia's global isolation.India abstained on a US-sponsored UN Security Council resolution that "deplores in the strongest terms" Russia's "aggression" against Ukraine, with New Delhi saying dialogue is the only answer to settling differences and disputes and voicing "regret" that the path of diplomacy was given up.An Air India plane departed from the Mumbai airport on Saturday morning for Romanian capital Bucharest to evacuate Indians stranded in Ukraine due to the Russian military offensive

Russia-Ukraine war HIGHLIGHTS: Melitopol city captured by troops; fighting on streets of Kyiv; Air India plane leaves for Bucharest
  • With that it's a wrap to the LIVE updates on the Russia Ukraine war for tonight. Please join us soon to know all about escalating tensions between Moscow and Kyiv, until then stay tuned to CNBCTV18.com for more news, views and other updates.

  • Russia-Ukraine War LIVE Updates: England says will not play against Russia over Ukraine invasion

    England's Football Association said on Sunday the England soccer team will not play any matches against Russia for the foreseeable future to "whole-heartedly condemn the atrocities being committed by the Russian leadership" after its invasion of Ukraine. Other countries have also announced they will not play soccer matches against Russia. Meanwhile, football governing body FIFA said that Russia can play as 'RFU' team without the country's flag or anthem, but could still be banned from World Cup qualifying.

  • BP to exit Russia oil giant Rosneft at cost of $25 billion over Ukraine invasion
    BP has held a 19.75 percent stake in Rosneft since 2013 and company said that its CEO, Bernard Looney, and former BP executive Bob Dudley will immediately resign from Rosneft's board.
    Russia-Ukraine war HIGHLIGHTS: Melitopol city captured by troops; fighting on streets of Kyiv; Air India plane leaves for Bucharest
  • Russia-Ukraine War LIVE Updates: Anti-war protests held in cities across Russia, 2,000 people arrested

    Police detained more than 2,000 people at anti-war protests held in 48 cities across Russia on Sunday, a protest monitoring group said, as people defied the authorities to show their anger over Russia's invasion of Ukraine. More than 5,500 people have been detained at various anti-war protests since the invasion began on Thursday, according to the OVD-Info monitor, which has documented crackdowns on Russia's opposition for years. In Moscow, riot police often outnumbered protesters, some of whom carried hand-written placards with peace signs and anti-war slogans in Russian and Ukrainian. Some wore masks with the word "Enough" emblazoned in the front. A reporter for the independent television channel Dozhd was arrested during the protests despite showing his accreditation to the police and wearing a press vest.

  • Russia-Ukraine War LIVE Updates: 'Your children dying', say Lithuanian women to Russian mothers

    Several thousand woman protested at the Russian Embassy in the Lithuanian capital on Sunday, calling on Russian women to rise up and stop the war in Ukraine. "Today we send the message for the mothers of Russian soldiers. You can stop this war ... If only you will go to the streets and say 'we don't want this war when we don't want our children to die'," march organiser Daiva Zeimyte said. Protester Ineta Miliniene added: "We want to ask Russian women - stop war. You can do this. You can do this because it is your children dying." Demonstrations against the conflict have been held around the world, including in Russia, where more than 5,500 protesters have been detained since Thursday, the OVD-Info monitoring group said. A Ukrainian presidential adviser has said 3,500 Russian soldiers had been killed or wounded. Reuters was not able to verify the numbers. Western officials have said intelligence shows Russia suffering higher casualties than expected, but Russia has not released casualty figures.

  • Russia-Ukraine War LIVE Updates: MEA activates dedicated Twitter handle to assist evacuation of Indians from Ukraine

    The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Sunday activated a dedicated Twitter handle, "OpGanga Helpline" (@opganga), to assist in the evacuation of Indian nationals from war-torn Ukraine. The mission to evacuate the stranded Indians from Ukraine has been named as "Operation Ganga". India has already set up round-the-clock "control centres" in Poland, Romania, Hungary and Slovakia to assist in the evacuation of Indian nationals from Ukraine through border-crossing points with these countries. The helpline numbers of the control room in Poland are: +48225400000, +48795850877 and +48792712511. Those requiring help can also write an email to controlroominwarsaw@gmail.com, according to the MEA.

    The helpline numbers of the control room in Romania are: +40732124309, +40771632567, +40745161631 and +40741528123. The email address for contacting the control room in Romania is controlroombucharest@gmail.com. The MEA said Indians can contact the control room in Hungary on phone numbers +36 308517373, +36 13257742 and +36 13257743. It also has a WhatsApp number: +36 308517373 for assistance. The helpline numbers of the control room in Slovakia are +421 252631377, +421 252962916 and +421 951697560. The email address is hoc.bratislava@mea.gov.in.

  • Russia-Ukraine War LIVE Updates: Russia becomes global, economic and financial pariah, says White House

    Russia has become a global, economic and financial pariah, a senior White House official has said, asserting that the government led by President Vladimir Putin is getting kicked off the international financial system as over 30 countries have announced sanctions and export controls on Moscow. The US and its key allies have imposed tough sanctions on Russia to cripple its economy for invading Ukraine. The leaders of the US, the European Commission, France, Germany, Italy, the UK and Canada on Saturday also decided to launch a joint task force to hunt down assets of sanctioned Russian companies and oligarchs. Russia has become a global, economic, and financial pariah. Over 30 countries representing well over half the world's economy have announced sanctions and export controls on Russia. Putin's government is getting kicked off the international financial system, the senior administration official told reporters. To be clear, this is a sad outcome for the people of Ukraine, the people of Russia, and many others. This is not where we wanted to be, but this is Putin's war of choice, and only Putin can decide how much more cost he is willing to bear. The United States and our allies and partners are unified and will continue to impose costs, said the official on condition of anonymity. As part of the sanctions, the EU will implement a regulation that removes sanctioned Russian banks from the SWIFT international payments network, effectively shutting them out of the world's most important financial system.

  • Russia-Ukraine War LIVE Updates: UN nuclear watchdog to hold emergency meeting to discuss Ukraine

    The UN nuclear watchdog's 35-nation Board of Governors will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday about Ukraine, where war is raging in a country with four operational nuclear power plants and various waste facilities including Chernobyl. Board members Canada and Poland called the meeting at the request of Ukraine, which is not on the Board, diplomats said. International Atomic Energy Agency member states that are not on the Board, like Ukraine, can call a Board meeting but the possible range of topics is wider if a Board member calls one. "The IAEA Board of Governors will hold a meeting on Wednesday to discuss the current situation in Ukraine," the IAEA said in a statement, confirming a report by Reuters.

  • Russia-Ukraine War LIVE Updates: Ukraine-made giant air cargo Mriya burnt in Russian shelling

    The world's largest cargo plane, the Ukrainian-made Antonov-225 Mriya, was burnt in a Russian attack on Hostomel airport near Kyiv, Ukrainian state arms manufacture Ukroboronprom said on Sunday. "The Russian occupiers destroyed the flagship of Ukrainian aviation - the legendary An-225 Mriya. It happened at the Antonov airfield in Hostomel near Kyiv," Ukroboronprom said on its Facebook page. It said that the plane restoration would cost more than $3 billion and take a long time.

  • Russia-Ukraine War LIVE Updates: BP to offload 19.75% stake in Russian state-owned oil firm

    British oil giant BP will offload its 19.75 percent stake in Russian oil company PAO Rosneft, following Russia's "act of aggression in Ukraine", BBC reported. Both BP-nominated directors will resign from the board of Rosneft with immediate effect and the British company will no longer report reserves, production or profit for Rosneft. Changes in accounting treatment of Rosneft shareholding is expected to lead to a material non-cash charge. BP’s financial frame and distribution guidance remains unchanged, CNBCTV18 reported.

  • Russia-Ukraine War LIVE Updates: Sweden to send military aid to Ukraine, says PM Andersson

    Sweden will send military aid to Ukraine, including anti-tank weapons, helmets and body armour, Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said on Sunday. "Sweden is now proposing direct support for Ukraine's armed forces. It includes 135,000 field rations, 5,000 helmets, 5,000 body shields and 5,000 anti-tank weapons" Andersson told a news conference.

  • Russia-Ukraine War LIVE Updates: EU tightens Russian sanctions and buys weapons for Ukraine

    The European Union will tighten sanctions on Russia, target Russian ally Belarus with measures and fund weapons for Ukraine to help it defend itself against Russia's invasion, top EU officials said on Sunday. "For the first time ever, the European Union will finance the purchase and delivery of weapons and other equipment to a country that is under attack, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said. She said the European Union would close its airspace to Russian aircraft, including the private jets of Russian oligarchs. The bloc will ban Russian state-owned television network Russia Today and news agency Sputnik. Von der Leyen said this was to render them unable to "spread their lies to justify Putin's war and to sow division in our Union".

  • Russia-Ukraine War LIVE Updates: Turkey to implement pact limiting Russian warships to Black Sea

    NATO member Turkey changed its rhetoric to call Russia's assault on Ukraine a "war" on Sunday and pledged to implement parts of an international pact that would potentially limit the transit of Russian warships from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea. Kyiv had appealed to Ankara to block any more Russian ships from entering the Black Sea, from which Moscow launched an incursion on Ukraine's southern coast. At least six Russian warships and a submarine transited Turkey's straits this month. "It is not a couple of air strikes now, the situation in Ukraine is officially a war... We will implement the Montreux Convention," Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkey's foreign minister, said in an interview with broadcaster CNN Turk. Balancing its Western commitments and close ties to Moscow, Ankara has in recent days called the Russian attack unacceptable but until Sunday had not described the situation in Ukraine as a war.

  • Russia-Ukraine War LIVE Updates: Canada, European countries close airspace for Russia

    Canada has joined many European countries who have closed their airspace to all Russian aircraft as the West ramps up pressure on Russia for invading Ukraine. Canadian Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said on Sunday that the country would hold Russia accountable for its unprovoked attacks on Ukraine. Meanwhile, the Bloc also said that it will close its airspace to Russian airlines, fund arms supplies to Ukraine and would ban pro-Kremlin media, reports said. Most European countries have either announced they are closing their airspace or said they intend to do so. So far Spain, Greece, Serbia and Turkey are among the few left that haven't joined in the move against Russia. Air France has decided to stop all operations from and to Russia, the company said on Sunday.

  • Russia-Ukraine War LIVE Updates: Liverpool express support for Ukraine ahead of League Cup final against Chelsea

    Ahead of the Carabao Cup final at the Wembley stadium on Sunday, Liverpool players and the entire stadium stood for a few moments in support of Ukraine. Chelsea lock horns with Liverpool in the final of the League Cup as "trustees of Chelsea's charitable foundation have not yet agreed to Roman Abramovich's idea to hand them 'stewardship' of the club" amid the escalating was between Russia and Ukraine. The Guardian reported that Ukraine flags were being held by Liverpool supporters and Chelsea handed blue and yellow signs to be held up by their fans in support of Chelsea and Ukraine's fight against Russia.

  • Russia-Ukraine War LIVE Updates: Putin nuclear alert order part of pattern of made-up threats, US says

    President Vladimir Putin's order to put Russian nuclear forces on high alert is part of a pattern of Moscow manufacturing threats to justify aggression, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Sunday. "We've seen him do this time and time again. At no point has Russia been under threat from NATO, has Russia been under threat from Ukraine," Psaki said on ABC's "This Week" program. "This is all a pattern from President Putin and we're going to stand up to it. We have the ability to defend ourselves, but we also need to call out what we're seeing here from President Putin," Psaki added. The United States is open to providing additional assistance to Ukraine, Psaki said. Washington also has not taken sanctions targeting Russia's energy sector off the table, Psaki added. "We have not taken those off, but we also want to do that and make sure we're minimizing the impact on the global marketplace and do it in a united way," Psaki said.

  • Russia-Ukraine War LIVE Updates: US and NATO condemn Putin nuclear alert order

    The United States and NATO on Sunday condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin's order to put his nuclear forces on high alert as dangerous and unacceptable, while the White House said it was considering imposing new sanctions on Russia's energy sector. In issuing the order to prepare Russia's nuclear weapons for increased readiness for launch, Putin cited "aggressive statements" from NATO allies and widespread sanctions imposed by Western nations that have already disrupted his country's economy. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, said on CBS's "Face the Nation" program that Putin's actions had escalated the conflict and were "unacceptable." Thomas-Greenfield said the United States welcomed the news that Russian and Ukrainian officials would meet for talks on the border Belarus, but that it "remains to be seen" if Russia is acting in good faith. Asked if there was a threat of chemical and biological weapons being used by Russia, Thomas-Greenfield said of Putin, "Certainly nothing is off the table with this guy. He's willing to use whatever tools he can to intimidate Ukrainians and the world."

  • Support for Ukraine at Wembley final

    At England's Wembley Stadium there are displays of support for Ukraine from both sets of fans as Liverpool prepare to take on Chelsea in the Carabao Cup. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, a Russian oligarch who is believed to be close to Vladimir Putin, announced that he was handing stewardship of the club to the trustees of its charitable foundation on Saturday. Following Abramovich's statement - which did not reference the invasion of Ukraine - Chelsea released a short statement on Sunday which said the situation in Ukraine was "horrific and devastating". (BBC)

  • French minister says EU to consider resettlement system for Ukrainians

    European Union countries will consider "in the next hours and days" if they need to put in place a resettlement programme for Ukrainians fleeing the conflict in their country, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said on Sunday. (Reuters)

  • Ukraine's ambassador to US: "We're ready for peace talks, we're not ready to surrender"

    Ukrainian Ambassador to the US Oksana Markarova welcomed the news of talks with Russia as a possible way to end the Russian invasion of Ukraine but added her home country is “not ready to surrender." Markarova said in an ABC News interview on Sunday Ukraine’s focus has always been on using diplomacy to resolve the conflict between Russia and Ukraine in response to news Ukraine has agreed to meet with Russian negotiators at the Ukrainian-Belarusian border. (CNN)

  • Spain will close airspace to Russian airlines

    Spain will close its airspace to Russian airlines, according to the Spanish Ministry for Transport. The Ministry for Transport announced the move in a tweet Sunday saying the country would "proceed to close its air space to Russian airlines" following the European Union's directives of cooperation. Spain joins a slew of other countries that have closed their airspace to Russian airlines this weekend in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, including Germany, Italy, France and Canada. (CNN)

  • Turkey to implement pact limiting Russian warships to Black Sea

    NATO member Turkey changed its rhetoric to call Russia's assault on Ukraine a "war" on Sunday and pledged to implement parts of an international pact that would potentially limit the transit of Russian warships from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea. Kyiv had appealed to Ankara to block any more Russian ships from entering the Black Sea, from which Moscow launched an incursion on Ukraine's southern coast. At least six Russian warships and a submarine transited Turkey's straits this month. "It is not a couple of air strikes now, the situation in Ukraine is officially a war... We will implement the Montreux Convention," Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkey's foreign minister, said in an interview with broadcaster CNN Turk. (Reuters)

  • EU says needs to prepare for millions of refugees from Ukraine

    The European Union needs to prepare for millions of Ukrainian refugees arriving in the bloc, EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson said on Sunday, as Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his nuclear-armed forces to be put on high alert. Thousands of Ukrainian civilians, mainly women and children, have fled into neighbouring countries since Russia's invasion, the biggest assault on a European state since World War Two, began last Thursday. At least 300,000 refugees had already arrived in the EU by Sunday and many more were likely to come, Johansson said. "I think we need to prepare for millions," she told reporters in Brussels, where the bloc's home affairs ministers gathered for a special meeting to discuss the fallout of the war in Ukraine. Denmark said it was ready to take in Ukrainian refugees. (Reuters)

  • Bulgaria will send humanitarian, military aid to Ukraine

    Bulgaria will send humanitarian and military aid to Ukraine, joining a group of 25 donor countries from NATO and the European Union, the government said in a statement on Sunday. (Reuters)

  • Medical oxygen running out in Ukraine as war rages, WHO warns

    Ukraine is running out of oxygen supplies that critically ill people need, the World Health Organization said on Sunday, calling for safe passage for emergency imports as combat rages. "The oxygen supply situation is nearing a very dangerous point in Ukraine. Trucks are unable to transport oxygen supplies from plants to hospitals across the country, including the capital Kyiv," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and WHO Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge said in a statement. "The majority of hospitals could exhaust their oxygen reserves within the next 24 hours. Some have already run out. This puts thousands of lives at risk." (Reuters)

  • Russia denies talks with Ukraine have started, officials arriving - Interfax

    Russia denied on Sunday that talks with Ukraine had begun but said the two sides were arriving at the destination for negotiations, Interfax news agency quoted the Foreign Ministry as saying. The negotiations could possibly offer some room to try to de-escalate the crisis after Russia invaded Ukraine from several directions. Earlier, an adviser to Ukraine's Interior Ministry said the talks had already begun. (Reuters)

  • Putin nuclear warning 'dangerous' - Nato chief

    The chief of Nato says Vladimir Putin's order to the Russian military to put its nuclear forces on a higher level of alert is "dangerous" and "irresponsible". It adds to the Russian leader's aggression over Ukraine, Jens Stoltenberg says. "Of course when you combine this rhetoric with what they are doing on the ground in Ukraine - waging war against an independent, sovereign nation, conducting full-fledged invasion of Ukraine - this adds to the seriousness of the situation," he tells CNN. (BBC)

  • White House says Russia's invasion of Ukraine will be part of Biden's State of the Union address Tuesday

    White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Sunday that the current Russian invasion of Ukraine will be included in US President Joe Biden's State of the Union address on Tuesday. "I think there's no question that in the State of the Union, the American people and anybody watching around the world will hear the President talk about the efforts that he has led over the past several months to build a global coalition to fight against the autocracy and the efforts of President Putin to invade a foreign country. That is certainly something that is present in all of our lives and certainly in the President's life in this moment," Psaki told ABC's George Stephanopoulos on "This week." (CNN)

Russia-Ukraine war HIGHLIGHTS:
Russian troops attacked an army base in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv but the assault was repelled, the Ukrainian military said in a Facebook posting early on Saturday. Separately, the Interfax Ukraine agency said Russian soldiers were trying to capture one of the city's electricity generating stations. Russia has further claimed it has captured the southeastern Ukrainian city of Melitopol.
Meanwhile, Russia has vetoed a UN Security Council resolution demanding that Moscow immediately stop its attack on Ukraine and withdraw all troops, a defeat the United States and its supporters knew was inevitable but said would highlight Russia's global isolation.
India abstained on a US-sponsored UN Security Council resolution that "deplores in the strongest terms" Russia's "aggression" against Ukraine, with New Delhi saying dialogue is the only answer to settling differences and disputes and voicing "regret" that the path of diplomacy was given up.
An Air India plane departed from the Mumbai airport on Saturday morning for Romanian capital Bucharest to evacuate Indians stranded in Ukraine due to the Russian military offensive.

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