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Russia Has Destroyed Infrastructure Worth $100 Billion, Ukraine Claims

Catch all the live updates on the Russia-Ukraine war here.

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The Russian invasion has so far destroyed about $100 billion in roads, bridges and businesses in Ukraine, dealing a huge hit to its economy, a Kyiv government official said on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Russia’s energy ministry said on Thursday that Belarusian specialists had restored power supply to the Chernobyl nuclear plant.

The Bank for International Settlements, considered the central bank of central banks, has announced it is suspending the Bank of Russia, deepening Moscow's financial isolation following its invasion of Ukraine

United States Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday said Russian President Vladimir Putin has only made the NATO Western defence alliance "stronger" through his country's invasion of Ukraine.

Three people, including a child, were killed in a Russian air strike on a maternity and children’s hospital in the port city of Mariupol on Wednesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.

Snapshot
  • Three people, including a child, were killed by a Russian air strike on a Mariupol children’s hospital

  • The US has warned that Russia may use chemical weapons in Ukraine

  • UAE to encourage OPEC members to increase oil production in light of US ban on Russia oil imports

  • The UK has announced that it will send anti-tank missiles to Ukraine

  • More than 30,000 NATO troops in Norway will take part in a military exercise

  • Sumy students reach Poland, expected to fly to India today

  • Foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine meet in Turkey

11:10 PM , 10 Mar

Mariupol Maternity Hospital Third to Be Destroyed in Ukraine

Russia's air strike on a maternity hospital in Mariupol that reportedly left three people dead, including one child, marked the third time Ukrainian maternity hospitals have been destroyed since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United Nations said.

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10:44 PM , 10 Mar

US Rejects Russian Claim of Biowarfare Labs in Ukraine

The United States denied Russian accusations that Washington was operating biowarfare labs in Ukraine, calling the claims "laughable" and suggesting Moscow may be laying the groundwork to use a chemical or biological weapon.

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10:12 PM , 10 Mar

1,200 Bodies Recovered From Mariupol

More than 1,200 bodies have been collected on the streets of the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol since Russian shelling began, the city’s deputy mayor Serhiy Orlov said.

Speaking to the BBC, he said he did not know how many people had been killed in total in the city, but the most recent figure was 1,207.

He also said that some 47 people had been buried in a mass grave as it was not possible to reach burial sites outside the city. “Not all of them were identified," the mayor added.

10:00 PM , 10 Mar

Moscow Retaliates Against Western Sanctions

In retaliation against economic sanctions announced by the West, Russia on Thursday said it had banned exports of certain goods and agricultural commodities.

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Published: 10 Mar 2022, 8:13 AM IST
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