Ukraine

Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov sells Nobel Peace medal for $ 103 million to help Ukraine’s child refugees

Moscow: Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov, who had won the Nobel Peace Prize last year, sold off his medal for $103.5 million in an auction. The entire proceeds will go to the UNICEF for assistance to child refugees from Ukraine. Dmitry Muratov, the editor-in-chief of Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, was the co-winner of 2021 Nobel Peace...

Russia-Ukraine war: Leaders of France, Germany, Italy, Romania visit Zelenskyy, support EU membership bid

Kyiv: The leader of four European nations visited Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskky in Kyiv on Friday. They pledged their support to Ukraine becoming an official candidate of the European Union. French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi reached Kyiv from Poland by train. They were joined by Romanian...

Russian soldier gets life sentence at first war crime trial since war on Ukraine

Kyiv: A 21-year-old Russian tank commander who was captured by Ukrainian forces was convicted for killing a 62-year-old civilian. The conviction of Sgt Vadim Shishimarin is the first of the war crime trials since the war between the two countries began. Shishimarin was found guilty of killing Oleksandr Shelipov in a village called Chupakhivka on...

Japan revokes Russia’s status of ‘most favoured nation’ for trade over Ukraine war

Tokyo: Days after announcing its intention to revoke the status of most favoured nation for trade given to Russia, Japan on Wednesday formally revoked it. This was one of the sanctions announced by Japan PM Fumio Kishida following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The revocation of the trade status will also apply to Russian imports. Besides...

UN suspends Russia from UNHRC; India abstains from voting

Geneva: The United Nations on Thursday suspended Russia from its Human Rights Council (UNHRC) after a majority of the members voted in favour of the suspension. India once again abstained from voting, continuing with its neutral stand and calling for diplomatic solution to the war. A total of 93 members voted for Russia’s suspension from...

Russia wants war to end by May 9, claims Ukraine army

Kyiv: The war between Russia and Ukraine has entered its second month. According to reports, the Ukraine army has claimed that Russia wants to end the war by May 9 which it celebrates as the day of victory over the Nazi Germany. The Kyiv Independent has reported that according to intelligence from the general staff...

Ukraine will no longer press for NATO membership: Zelenskyy

Kyiv: Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said he would no longer press for membership of NATO, the key point that Russia for the war. Talking about his earlier request for NATO membership for Ukraine, Zelenskyy said he did not want to be the president of a country which is “begging something on its knees”. In an...

Foreign medical graduates can complete internship in India

NMC issues circular for all foreign medical graduates returning to India due to emergencies; will be eligible after clearing the FMG exam New Delhi: In a major relief to foreign medical graduates, including those returning from Ukraine, the National Medical Commission has said that they will be able to complete their unfinished internships in India...

Russia announces temporary ceasefire to allow civilian evacuation in Ukraine

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced a temporary ceasefire in two cities of Ukraine on Saturday to allow civilians to peacefully evacuate from the war zone. The Russian media Sputnik quoted the country’s Defence minister as saying that starting 10 am Moscow time, the country would begin a ceasefire to open humanitarian corridors for...

Ukraine delegates reach Belarus for talks with Russia

Minsk (Belarus): Representatives of Ukraine reached Belarus on Thursday for the second round of talks with the Russians. The Belarus foreign ministry had said on Wednesday that the venue had been set up for the talks. Earlier in the day, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin had a phone call with French President Emmanuel Macron. He is...

US closes airspace for Russian flights in support for Ukraine

Washington: The United States has closed its airspace for Russian flights. In his State of the Union (SOTU) address, US President Joe Biden announced that the ex-Soviet nation’s aircraft would be banned from entering American airspace. On Monday, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy had urged the US and European nations to close their airspace for Russia....

Standing ovation for Ukraine President Zelenskyy at European Parliament

Kyiv: Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy received a standing ovation, accompanied by thunderous applause, after his address at the European Union meeting on Tuesday. Speaking at the European Parliament via video conference, Zelenskyy said, “We are also fighting to be equal members of Europe.” “The European Union is going to be much stronger with us, that’s...