Russia-Ukraine crisis: News

25 May 2023

Narendra Modi

Russia-Ukraine crisis: Zelenskyy seeks Modi's support for peace proposal

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in Japan's Hiroshima on Sunday and sought India's support for a proposed peace plan to end the Russia-Ukraine war.

25 May 2023


Germany enters recession after a second consecutive GDP contraction

Germany, the biggest economy in Europe, shrunk in the first quarter of 2023 compared to the previous three months. The gross domestic product (GDP) fell 0.3%, thereby marking the country's entry into recession.

21 May 2023


Russia claims Ukrainian city of Bakhmut captured, Kyiv denies

Russia claimed on Saturday that it has fully captured the key eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut, which marks the end of one of the longest and bloodiest battles of the 15-month war, reported Reuters.

20 May 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi, Zelenskyy meet for 1st time since Russia-Ukraine war

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy reportedly held bilateral talks on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in Japan's Hiroshima on Saturday.

17 May 2023


India to become world's fastest-growing economy in 2024: UN

India's economic growth is expected to be the fastest in the world in 2024 amid economic challenges faced by other South Asian nations, a new report by United Nations (UN) said.

17 May 2023


EU warns India for allegedly reselling Russian oil, Jaishankar responds

European Union (EU) Foreign Affairs and Security Policy High Representative Josep Borrell has recommended action against India for allegedly reselling Russian oil to Europe.

05 May 2023


Wagner boss Prigozhin threatens to withdraw troops from Ukraine's Bakhmut

Yevgeny Prigozhin, the leader of the Wagner Group, a Russian private military company, threatened to pull out his troops from the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut after Wednesday, citing a lack of ammunition.

30 Apr 2023


Russia could face mutiny from Wagner Group: Former Russian commander

Russia could face mutiny from the Wagner Group, a private military company reportedly with close ties to President Vladimir Putin, in its ongoing war against Ukraine, former Russian commander Igor Girkin has claimed.

29 Apr 2023


Ukraine: 26 people, including 5 children, killed in Russian strikes

At least 26 people, including five children, were killed in Ukraine on Friday after Russian forces resumed air strikes on its capital Kyiv and other cities, AFP reported.

01 Apr 2023

LPG Cylinder

Delhi: Commercial LPG cylinder price cut by Rs. 91.5

Amid the soaring inflation across India, petroleum and oil marketing companies have reportedly decided to slash the price of commercial liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders in Delhi by Rs. 91.5 per unit with immediate effect from Saturday.

RBI may pause interest hikes, keep 6.5% terminal repo rate

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is likely to pause interest rate hikes in the next Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting in April, said State Bank of India (SBI) Research, per ANI.

25 Mar 2023


Russia to recruit 400,000 soldiers amid Ukraine's 'major counteroffensive' plans

Russia's Ministry of Defence is planning to recruit 400,000 additional contract soldiers from April, with a focus on thwarting a "major counteroffensive" being planned by Ukraine, Bloomberg reported.

23 Mar 2023

Vladimir Putin

Russia will 'bomb' country that arrests President Putin, warns ally 

Dmitry Medvedev, Russian President Vladimir Putin's close ally, warned that Russia will launch a war and bomb any country that arrests Putin. The threatening message was made by him in a video posted on Telegram.

19 Mar 2023

Vladimir Putin

Putin's replacement in offing, dissatisfaction growing within Russia: Ukraine official

Vladimir Putin might soon be replaced as Russia's president as dissatisfaction against him is allegedly growing within the country amid the Russia-Ukraine crisis, claimed a Ukrainian intelligence official.

18 Mar 2023


Japan PM to seek India's support for new Indo-Pacific plan 

Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will arrive on a two-day visit to India on Monday, where he will announce a new plan to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific, reported Reuters.

Biden to host Modi for state dinner; China on 'menu' 

United States (US) President Joe Biden will likely host PM Narendra Modi for a state dinner this summer amid deepening Indo-US ties in various sectors, reported Bloomberg.

18 Mar 2023

Vladimir Putin

Arrest warrant issued against Putin, but can he be apprehended

An arrest warrant was issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday against Russian President Vladimir Putin over war crime allegations of illegally deporting children from Ukraine.

16 Mar 2023

Nobel Committee

Asle Toje calls out "fake" quote over Modi's Nobel contendership

Asle Toje, the deputy leader of the Nobel Prize Committee, has called out a "fake" quote that is being reported widely as his acknowledgment that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is "the biggest contender for the Nobel Peace Prize."

15 Mar 2023


Russian fighter jet collides with US drone over Black Sea

Russian fighter jets dumped fuel on a United States (US) drone and then collided with it over the Black Sea on Tuesday, causing the unmanned aircraft to crash. The US military has slammed Russia's action as "reckless, environmentally unsound, and unprofessional."

13 Mar 2023

Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping to visit Russia soon, might mediate Ukraine conflict

Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to visit Russia next week to hold bilateral talks with his counterpart Vladimir Putin.

07 Mar 2023


Russia to simplify visa process for Indians

India and Russia are currently reviewing their bilateral trade and have committed to working together to improve their economic relationship.

07 Mar 2023

India China Border

India-China situation like Russia-Ukraine, Jaishankar doesn't understand threat: Rahul Gandhi

Equating the border dispute between India and China in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh to the Russia-Ukraine crisis, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday questioned the Bharatiya Janata Party-led (BJP) Centre's position on Beijing.

04 Mar 2023


Ukraine starts withdrawing troops from Bakhmut as Russia inches closer

Ukraine has begun withdrawing its troops from the Bakhmut area as Russia inches closer to the city, according to Sky News.

02 Mar 2023

S Jaishankar

Jaishankar meets Chinese counterpart Qin Gang on G20 meet sidelines

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his Chinese counterpart Qin Gang on the sidelines of the G20 Foreign Minister's Meeting in New Delhi on Thursday.

02 Mar 2023

G20 Summit

Global governance failed, says Modi at G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting

While emphasizing the failure of global governance to avert wars, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday told the foreign ministers of G20 nations that they are meeting at a time of serious "global divisions" where talks are "affected by the geopolitical tensions of the day."

01 Mar 2023

LPG Cylinder

Domestic and commercial LPG cylinder prices hiked across India

The prices of domestic and commercial LPG cylinders have been raised across the country starting Wednesday.

25 Feb 2023


German Chancellor Scholz begins India visit; Ukraine, trade on agenda

Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz kickstarted his two-day visit to India on Saturday.

Russia-Ukraine crisis: India, China abstain from UN vote on 'peace'

On the eve of the first anniversary of the Russia-Ukraine crisis on Thursday, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) called for a resolution demanding Russia's immediate withdrawal from Ukraine and "lasting peace" in the country.

23 Feb 2023

G20 Summit

Host India doesn't want G20 to discuss Russia sanctions: Reports

India, which is hosting the G20 this year, reportedly does not want the forum's member nations to discuss additional sanctions by Western countries on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.

22 Feb 2023


Russia suspends last US nuclear treaty after Biden's Ukraine visit

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared on Tuesday that Moscow will suspend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START)—its last remaining nuclear pact with the United States.

21 Feb 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Easy to defeat Modi, alternative to 'fascism' needed: Rahul Gandhi 

Underlining the alleged rise of "fascism" in India, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, in an interview with an Italian daily, said PM Narendra Modi could be defeated in the next Lok Sabha elections if other parties come together.

21 Feb 2023

Vladimir Putin

Impossible to defeat Russia, will continue Ukraine offensive 'systematically': Putin

In his annual state of the nation address on Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed to "systematically" continue its offensive against Ukraine.

21 Feb 2023

Joe Biden

US President Joe Biden to meet NATO allies in Poland

United States President Joe Biden is all set to meet the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies in Poland to reinforce American and NATO support for Ukraine in the war against Russia.

21 Feb 2023

Joe Biden

How did US keep Biden's surprise Ukraine visit a secret

United States President Joe Biden's visit to Ukraine on Monday amid the war surprised everyone, including the political establishment in Washington.

20 Feb 2023

Joe Biden

Biden makes surprise Kyiv visit ahead of Russia-Ukraine war anniversary

United States President Joe Biden made a surprise visit to Ukraine on Monday as the ongoing war in the country is closing in on its one-year anniversary.

20 Feb 2023


Australian PM to visit India; Indo-Pacific ties, China on agenda 

Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Norman Albanese is set to visit India for the first time since assuming office next month.

US concerned about Russia's alleged 'coup' attempts in Moldova

The United States (US) on Tuesday voiced serious concern over suspected Russian plans to stage a coup in Ukraine's ally Moldova.

US fostering Islamic terrorists for attack: Russian spy service

Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) has claimed it received inputs that the United States (US) is grooming Islamic terrorists to attack targets in Russia and the former Soviet Union, Reuters reported.

Leave Russia immediately: US tells its citizens fearing arbitrary arrests

The United States (US) has asked all its citizens in Russia to leave the country immediately in view of the Russia-Ukraine war and the risk of arbitrary arrest by law enforcement agencies and forced military enlistment.

Comfortable with India buying Russian oil, ties most consequential: US

The United States (US) is comfortable with India continuing to buy crude oil from Russia and is not looking to sanction it as India-US relations are the most consequential, US assistant secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Karen Donfried said on Wednesday.

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