26 Flights Over Next 3 Days to Bring Back Indians From Ukraine: Foreign Secy

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26 Flights Over Next 3 Days to Bring Back Indians From Ukraine: Foreign Secy

As Russia's war on Ukraine continued for the sixth day on Tuesday, 1 March, the second round of talks between the two countries have reportedly been planned for 2 March.

Eight people died from a Russian air strike on a residential block in Kharkiv city later on Tuesday. This came amidst reports of air strikes and bombings from across the country, and a Russian shelling incident in Kharkiv's Freedom Square earlier in the day.

Calling it “frank, undisguised terror", Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy described the action as a war crime on Tuesday. “Nobody will forgive. Nobody will forget. ... This is state terrorism of the Russian Federation," he added.

Amid the fighting, Zelenskyy on Monday, had signed an official request to join the European Union under a special procedure.

  • A total of 406 civilian deaths were recorded in Ukraine until 27 February night, the United Nations said on Monday

  • Talks held at the Belarus border between officials from Russia and Ukraine reportedly ended with the agreement to continue negotiations

  • The UN General Assembly held an Emergency Special Session on the Ukraine crisis on Monday, urging all parties for an immediate ceasefire

  • A White House official asserted the US's reluctance towards implementing a no-fly zone over Ukraine, which they said would result in a US-Russia confrontation

  • More than 70 Ukrainian soldiers were killed after Russian artillery hit a military base in Okhtyrka, a city between Kharkiv and Kyiv

  • Satellite images indicate that a 40 miles-long (64 km) Russian military convoy is approaching capital city Kyiv from the north

9:37 PM , 01 Mar

26 Flights Scheduled Over Next 3 Days to Bring Back Indians: Foreign Secy

26 flights have been scheduled over the next three days to bring out Indian citizens from Ukraine. Apart from Bucharest and Budapest, airports in Poland and Slovak Republic will also be used to operate evacuation flights, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said.

9:35 PM , 01 Mar

All Indian Nationals Have Left Kyiv, Says Foreign Secretary

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Tuesday said that all Indian nationals have left Kyiv.

"The information with us is that we have no more nationals left in Kyiv, nobody has contacted us from Kyiv since. All our inquiries reveal that each and every one of our nationals has come out of Kyiv," he said.

Shringla said that there were an estimated 20,000 Indian students in Ukraine at the time of the first advisory.

"From that number approximately 12,000 have since left Ukraine, which is 60 percent of the total number of our citizens in Ukraine," he said.

"Of the remaining 40 percent, roughly half remain in the conflict zone in Kharkiv, Sumy area and the other half have either reached the western borders of Ukraine or are heading towards the western part of Ukraine," he added.

9:22 PM , 01 Mar

Russian Forces Attack Television Tower in Kyiv

Russian forces have attacked a television tower in Ukraine's capital Kyiv, potentially disrupting its signal, Ukrainian Interior Ministry adviser Anton Herashchenko said, reported Reuters.

9:14 PM , 01 Mar

8 Dead in Russia Strike on Residential Block in Kharkiv

Eight people have died from a Russian air strike on a residential block in Kharkiv city, news agency AFP quoted Ukraine's emergency services as saying.

Published: 01 Mar 2022, 7:48 AM IST
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