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UNGA Votes to End Russian Aggression in Ukraine; Modi, Putin Hold Call on Crisis

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UNGA Votes to End Russian Aggression in Ukraine; Modi, Putin Hold Call on Crisis
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The UN General Assembly on Wednesday, 2 March approved a resolution demanding Russia to withdraw from Ukrainian territory. Meanwhile, PM Narendra Modi spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on call and reviewed the situation in the eastern European country.

As per Arindam Bagchi, the spokesperson for the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, 15 repatriation flights have landed in India till now and the total number of Indians who have returned on these flights are 3,352.

The Russian military said that it had taken control of the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson, as its invasion of the country entered the seventh day.

The Governor of Kherson confirmed that the city was completely surrounded by Russians, however said that it was still in the hands of Ukrainian forces.

Snapshot
  • EAM S Jaishankar took to social media to inform on Wednesday that India had evacuated 1,377 citizens from Ukraine in the past 24 hours

  • President of the United States Joe Biden announced that the US will closing its airspace to Russian planes

  • A column of Russian logistic and combat vehicles, estimated to be 64 km long, continues to make its way to the capital city of Kyiv

  • Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has claimed that almost 6,000 Russians were killed over the past six days of the war

  • An Indian student was among those killed during shelling in Kharkiv city on Tuesday

  • Russian forces, on Tuesday, attacked a television tower in Ukraine's capital Kyiv, potentially disrupting its signal

  • As per a Russian official, both the countries are likely to engage in ceasefire talks on the Poland-Belarus border on Thursday

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10:41 PM , 02 Mar

498 Russian Troops Killed, 1597 Wounded Till Now

Russia's Defense Ministry has said that 498 military personnel have been killed in Ukraine and 1,597 wounded in their first estimate on military casualties, news agency AP reported.

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10:40 PM , 02 Mar

UNGA Votes to End Russian Aggression in Ukraine, India Abstains 

The UN General Assembly on Wednesday, 2 March approved a resolution demanding Russia to withdraw from Ukrainian territory, 'strongly deploring' Moscow's onslaught of the country.

India abstained from voting against Russia on the UN General Assembly resolution, which condemned the offensive.

10:28 PM , 02 Mar

3500 Indian Students to be Evacuated From Bucharest in Next 2 Days: Union Aviation Min

"A total of 3500 students will leave for India from Bucharest and around 1300 from Suceava in the next 2 days. Tomorrow I will be leaving for Siret border and stay there for 2 days until each and every Indian is not evacuated from Siret," Union Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said on Wednesday, ANI reported.

The government is reportedly setting up two call centres -- one in Bucharest and another in the Siret (Romania) to coordinate the Indian students, the minister said.

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10:14 PM , 02 Mar

We Regret Indian Casualty in Kharkiv: Ukraine UN Ambassador

"Ukraine deeply regrets that a student from India has become a victim of this shelling by the Russian Armed Forces in Kharkiv. We offer our deepest sympathies to India & the relatives of the victim," Ukraine Ambassador to UN Sergiy Kyslytsya said while addressing the UN General Assembly on Wednesday.


Published: 02 Mar 2022, 7:36 AM IST
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