Russia-Ukraine crisis: News

11 Mar 2024

Pakistan News

India sharply cuts arms imports from Russia

India has significantly reduced the import of Russian weapons despite rising tensions with Pakistan and China, The Times of India reported, citing a report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

10 Mar 2024

Narendra Modi

India's intervention made Russia abandon nuclear strikes on Ukraine: Report

India and China might have played a key role in preventing Russia from using nuclear weapons in 2022 during its war with Ukraine, CNN reported, citing United States (US) officials.

18 Feb 2024

S Jaishankar

Jaishankar's 'smart' answer on India-Russia ties elicits smile from Blinken 

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday defended India's decision to purchase Russian oil despite sanctions on Moscow amid the war with Ukraine.

03 Feb 2024


Why HBO dropped Miloš Biković from 'The White Lotus' S03

Serbian-Russian actor-producer Miloš Biković has been dropped from the third season of HBO's The White Lotus, reported Deadline.

Ukraine war boosts US weapons exports to record high

Overseas sales of the United States (US)'s weapons saw a significant increase in 2023, reaching a record total of $238 billion (approximately Rs. 19 lakh crore), BBC reported.

23 Jan 2024


Rat and mice infestations plague warfront in Ukraine

Rats and mice infestations have become a serious concern on the frontlines of Russia's war in Ukraine.

30 Dec 2023

Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ukraine: 31 killed in Russia's 'biggest' air attack, says Kyiv

At least 31 civilians were killed and over 160 injured after Russia launched the "biggest" air strike on Ukraine on Friday (local time), said Kyiv officials.

12 Dec 2023

Vladimir Putin

Putin's fiercest political opponent missing from jail: Everything to know

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, considered the staunchest of President Vladimir Putin, has reportedly gone missing from prison, according to his associates.

11 Dec 2023


Russia-Ukraine war: Zelenskyy to meet Biden, Republicans amid funding crisis

As the Russia-Ukraine conflict approaches its second anniversary, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will reportedly meet his American counterpart, Joe Biden, on Tuesday.

16 Nov 2023

Vladimir Putin

Publisher pulls plug on journalist allegedly under Putin ally's patronage

German publisher Hoffmann und Campe of the Ganske Publishing Group on Wednesday decided to halt sales of two non-fiction books about Russian President Vladimir Putin, authored by award-winning journalist Hubert Seipel.

14 Nov 2023

Pakistan News

Pakistan sold arms worth $364 million to Ukraine: Report 

Pakistan secured at least $364 million from arms deals with two private United States (US) companies last year, providing ammunition to Ukraine in its war with Russia, BBC Urdu has reported.

30 Oct 2023

Sonia Gandhi

'Mischievous': Sonia condemns India skipping UN vote on Gaza ceasefire 

Former Congress President Sonia Gandhi has condemned the Indian government's decision to abstain from the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) vote calling for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

28 Oct 2023


Gujarat: 7 family members found dead, police suspect mass suicide

In a tragic incident, seven family members, including three children, were found dead in their home on Palanpur Jakatnaka Road in Gujarat's Surat on Saturday.

25 Sep 2023


Canada's defense minister calls India ties 'important' amid Nijjar row

Canada's Defence Minister Bill Blair has called the relationship with India "important" despite escalating diplomatic tensions between the two nations.

13 Sep 2023

Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un pledges support to Russia in 'war against west'

North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un on Wednesday promised "unconditional support" to Russia's "sacred fight"—apparently referring to the Ukraine war—to defend its security interests during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, The Associated Press reported.

12 Sep 2023

Vladimir Putin

Trump's prosecution 'politically motivated'; American system 'rotten': Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticized the criminal cases against former United States (US) President Donald Trump, calling them "politically motivated persecution."

12 Sep 2023

Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un arrives in Russia amid Ukraine tensions

North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un reportedly reached Russia on Tuesday to discuss possible defense cooperation and an arms deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid escalating tensions over the Ukraine war, BBC reported.

10 Sep 2023

G20 Summit

'Ukraine issue didn't hijack agenda': Russia lauds India's G20 Presidency

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, on Sunday, praised India's G20 Presidency, reported NDTV.

10 Sep 2023

Amitabh Kant

'200 hours of negotiations': Hard work behind India's G20 consensus

India's G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant and his team have been lauded for their efforts in helping the country secure a 100% consensus on the New Delhi declaration on the first day of the G20 Summit despite contentious issues.

09 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

G20 nations reach consensus on New Delhi declaration: PM Modi

The G20 leaders adopted a joint declaration of nations at New Delhi's G20 Summit on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced, amid various differences.

09 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

What PM Modi, Biden discussed ahead of G20 Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States (US) President Joe Biden held bilateral talks in New Delhi on Friday, reiterating their commitment to enhancing the India-US strategic partnership amid the rising influence of China.

08 Sep 2023

Manmohan Singh

Manmohan Singh lauds India's stance on Russia-Ukraine crisis

Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh commended the Centre's approach to the Russia-Ukraine crisis, saying that prioritizing India's sovereign and economic interests while advocating for peace was the "right thing."

Consensus at G20 Summit unlikely because of China, Russia: US

The upcoming G20 Summit in New Delhi may struggle to produce a joint declaration since China and Russia are "less likely" to sign on to it, United States (US) National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby said.

04 Sep 2023

Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ukraine: Defense minister removed; 'need new approach,' says President Zelenskyy

In a significant development, Ukraine has announced that its Defense Minister Oleksoo Reznikov would be succeeded by Rustem Umerov, a prominent Crimean Tatar lawmaker.

30 Aug 2023


Russia accuses Ukraine of drone attack on airport, damaging planes 

Russia on Wednesday accused Ukraine of carrying out a major drone attack in Russia, marking the largest such strike since Moscow deployed forces into Ukraine 18 months ago, The Guardian reported.

24 Aug 2023


Who is Yevgeny Prigozhin, Wagner's chief killed in plane crash

Yevgeny Prigozhin, founder of Russia's mercenary force Wagner Group, reportedly died in a plane crash two months after leading an unsuccessful coup against Russian President Vladimir Putin.

23 Aug 2023

Joe Biden

Why President Biden thinks of India as 'most important country'

The United States (US) Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti on Tuesday said that President Joe Biden considers India "the most important country in the world," ANI reported.

22 Jul 2023

Vladimir Putin

Wagner rebellion exposed Putin's weakness, may seek revenge: CIA chief 

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director William J Burns has claimed the short-lived mutiny by Wagner Group in Russia last month under its chief Yevgeny Prigozhin exposed weaknesses in the system built by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

19 Jul 2023

Donald Trump

Donald Trump's poll promise: 'Will end Russia-Ukraine conflict in 24-hours'

Former United States President Donald Trump said that over 500 days of the Russia-Ukraine war could end in a day if he returns to power, Fox News reported.

18 Jul 2023


Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov sustains shrapnel injury; shares update

Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov has been fighting at the frontlines ever since Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The filmmaker shares regular updates too. In a recent update, he said that he sustained shrapnel injuries while fighting in the Zaporizhzhia region of southeastern Ukraine.

11 Jul 2023

Volodymyr Zelenskyy

'Absurd': Zelenskyy slams NATO for delay in Ukraine membership

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday slammed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) for not setting a timeline for Ukraine to join the military alliance.

US welcomes India's role in bringing peace to Ukraine

The United States (US) will welcome the role that India or any other country could play in bringing "just and lasting" peace to Ukraine while recognizing its sovereignty and territorial integrity, US Department of State Spokesperson Matthew Miller said on Monday.

02 Jul 2023

Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ukraine killed 21,000 Wagner mercenaries, claims President Zelenskky

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Saturday at least 21,000 fighters of the Wagner Group had been killed by his forces.

01 Jul 2023

Vladimir Putin

Is Putin losing control of his government: Everything to know

Days after a major "coup" attempt by Wagner Group on Russian President Vladimir Putin's government was averted, fissures have reportedly started emerging in his administration.

29 Jun 2023


India attended secret meeting to discuss Ukraine-Russia peace plan: Report

India reportedly attended a secret conclave of more than 15 nations in Denmark to plan for an alleged peace conference in July.

27 Jun 2023


Russia detained 800 civilians, executed 77 in Ukraine: UN

A United Nations (UN) monitoring team in Ukraine said on Tuesday that Russia had detained over 800 civilians since the Russia-Ukraine crisis began in February 2022, with almost 77 of them being executed, according to Reuters.

25 Jun 2023

Vladimir Putin

Who is Yevgeny Prigozhin—'Putin's chef' behind coup against Russian president 

Russia's powerful mercenary group Wagner and its chief Yevgeny Prigozhin on Saturday launched what was called a "coup" against President Vladimir Putin—which has now been halted—after they decided to take over Moscow.

24 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi arrives in Egypt to elevate trade, defense ties 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Cairo, Egypt, on Saturday for a two-day state visit to the country after his maiden state visit to the United States concluded.

24 Jun 2023

Vladimir Putin

'Russia will have new president soon,' says mercenary Wagner Group

Russia's powerful mercenary group Wagner on Saturday reportedly said that Russian President Vladimir Putin "made the wrong choice" during his latest speech, claiming the country will soon have a new premier.

24 Jun 2023

Vladimir Putin

'Russia's future at stake': Putin vows action against rebel mercenaries 

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that "Russia's future was at stake" after the country's powerful mercenary group Wagner rebelled against the Defence Ministry over an alleged Russian strike against its forces.

24 Jun 2023


High alert in Russia as Putin's mercenary group launches rebellion 

Russia's powerful mercenary group Wagner reportedly threatened Russia's Defence Ministry on Saturday to topple its leadership over the Ukraine stalemate.

17 Jun 2023

Vladimir Putin

'Nuclear weapons moved...: Putin warns West amid Ukraine counterattack 

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said the country has already sent its first batch of "tactical nuclear weapons" to Belarus amid Ukraine's counterattack with help from the Western countries.

07 Jun 2023

Air India

Air India sending ferry flight to Russia for stranded passengers

Air India said on Wednesday that it is sending a ferry flight to Russia, where 216 passengers en route to San Francisco were stranded due to a technical issue on its flight on Tuesday.

06 Jun 2023


Ukraine accuses Russia of blowing up dam, fears massive flooding

Ukraine on Tuesday accused Russia of blowing up a major dam in the Kherson region in southern Ukraine "in panic" to slow down the former's counteroffensive.

03 Jun 2023

Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ukraine ready for counteroffensive against Russia: President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Saturday said that the country was ready to launch its "long-awaited counteroffensive" to recapture the territory occupied by Russia in the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis.

02 Jun 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi backs India's stance on Ukraine-Russia war

Senior Congress leader and former party president Rahul Gandhi backed the Indian government's stance on the ongoing Ukraine-Russia war.

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.