Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, 1 April, met Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who is on a visit to New Delhi amid the war in Ukraine.
Meanwhile, peace talks between Russia and Ukraine resumed on Friday, via video conference, a Russian negotiator told AFP. The focus of the talks will be on a peace framework presented by the Ukrainian delegation during a face-to-face meeting in Istanbul earlier this week.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian helicopters carried out a strike on a fuel storage facility in Russia's western town of Belgorod, the local governor said on Friday.
The United States and Britain had said that they respected India's decision to continue importing oil from Moscow
The US said that President Putin's demand for payment in rubles from foreign buyers was a sign of "desperation"
Ukraine said on Thursday that Russia had vacated the defunct Chernobyl nuclear power plant after weeks of occupation
A convoy of Ukrainian buses left for Mariupol to deliver humanitarian aid and rescue trapped civilians, Ukraine's deputy prime minister said
Ukrainian Parliament Passes Law Allowing Seizure of Property of War Supporters
The Ukrainian Parliament passed a law permitting the seizure of property of Russian war supporters.
The law allows the confiscation of property that belongs not only to the Russian state or its residents but also to non-residents connected to the Russian government, who deny or support Russia's war, The Kyiv Independent reported.
Zelenskyy Speaks to Emmanuel Macron To Discuss Mariupol Evacuation Plan
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke to his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Friday about the need to implement an initiative by Paris to help civilians evacuate Mariupol.
28 Killed in Rocket Strike on Regional Administration Building: Governor
Twenty-eight people have been confirmed killed as a result of Tuesday's rocket strike on the regional administration building in Ukraine's southern city of Mykolaiv, Vitaliy Kim, the region's governor, said.
The nine-storey building was left with a gaping hole after being struck by Russian forces.
UN's Nuclear Watchdog To Lead a Mission to Chernobyl Plant Soon
The head of the UN's nuclear watchdog has said that he will lead a mission to Ukraine's defunct Chernobyl plant as soon as possible after Kyiv said Russian troops left the site.
Rafael Grossi, director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said in a tweet, "It will be the first in a series of such nuclear safety and security missions to Ukraine."