Russia-Ukraine War: Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to send a delegation of high-ranking officials to Minsk to hold talks with Kiev, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said.
India is planning to stage another evacuation as Russian troops continue pressing their offensive with loud explosions rocking Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. Intense fighting has also raged in the country’s east.
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The regional governor, Dmytro Zhivitsky, has said that Russian convoys have kept rolling west toward the Ukrainian capital.India is exploring ways to set up a rupee payment mechanism for trade with Russia to soften the blow on New Delhi of Western sanctions imposed on Russia after its invasion of Ukraine, government and banking sources said.
Meanwhile, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has expressed dissatisfaction over the western coalition’s efforts against Moscow. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday announced a military operation in Ukraine, claiming it’s intended to protect civilians.
#UkraineRussiaCrisis | Air India flight AI1947 to land at about 12.35 pm today— ANI (@ANI) February 24, 2022
Ukraine has asked South Korea for support in the face of mounting cybersecurity attacks on government infrastructure.Afghanistan’s Taliban government, which has yet to be recognised by any country, has called for restraint from both sides and said it was concerned about civilian casualties in Ukraine.
Russia’s foreign minister Sergiy Lavrov dismissed Ukraine’s offer to negotiate, claiming Zelenskyy was “lying”. As Russian forces moved deeper into Ukraine on Friday, sports bodies moved quickly to strip Russia of events, with St Petersburg losing the Champions League final while the Formula One Grand Prix will not be held in Sochi.
There is no direct impact of the Russia-Ukraine crisis on India in terms of bilateral trade but a surge in oil prices poses considerable risk to the economy, an analyst report said on Friday.