Ukraine: News

02 May 2024


Ukraine introduces AI-generated spokesperson for foreign ministry

Ukraine's foreign ministry has launched an artificial intelligence (AI) spokesperson, Victoria Shi.

30 Apr 2024


Meet Ruviki: Russia's state-controlled version of Wikipedia

Russia has launched a state-controlled version of Wikipedia known as Ruviki.

24 Apr 2024

Joe Biden

US Senate approves $95 billion aid package for Ukraine

The United States Senate has approved a $95 billion aid package intended for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan.

US House Speaker faces backlash over Ukraine aid package

United States (US) House Speaker Mike Johnson's endorsement of a $61 billion aid package for Ukraine has triggered a backlash from his Republican colleagues.

20 Apr 2024


What is 'Blue Whale Challenge' linked to Indian student's death 

A 20-year-old Indian student studying at the University of Massachusetts was found dead in March.

15 Apr 2024

Narendra Modi

'Modi spoke…': Rajnath says Russia-Ukraine war 'stopped for 4.5 hours'

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday claimed that following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's phone call to Russian and Ukrainian presidents, the war was briefly paused to facilitate the evacuation of stranded Indian students in Ukraine.

08 Apr 2024

Travel And Tourism

Things to do in Chernobyl, Ukraine

Chernobyl, Ukraine, is a stark symbol of the 1986 nuclear disaster.

07 Apr 2024


North Korean missile use in Ukraine sparks US deployment plans 

North Korea has been accused of allegedly supplying Russia with its latest nuclear-capable ballistic missiles, which are being used in the latter's assault on Ukraine, Bloomberg reported.

25 Mar 2024


Moscow attack: 3 suspects plead guilty in court

Three of the four Tajikistan citizens—officially indicted by a district court in Russia for "orchestrating a group terrorist attack leading to fatalities" in Moscow—have pleaded guilty, reports said.

24 Mar 2024


Russia launches air attack on Ukraine, missile violates Polish airspace

Ukrainian officials reported a "massive" air assault by Russian forces on the country's capital, Kyiv, and the western region of Lviv on Sunday.

21 Mar 2024


2 bar workers arrested in Russia's first LGBTQ 'extremism' case 

A Russian court has ordered the detention of a bar's administrator and art director, under the country's new law that targets the LGBTQ+ community.

Israel undermining top UN court, says South Africa 

South Africa's foreign minister, Naledi Pandor, has accused Israel of setting a precedent for governments to defy the International Court of Justice (ICJ), as she alleged a "starvation" campaign in Gaza.

18 Mar 2024


Indians stuck in Russia seek PM's help in video appeal

A group of men from Punjab and Haryana have issued a fresh video plea seeking help from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging they were deceived into enlisting in the Russian Army and engaging in the Ukraine conflict.

18 Mar 2024

Vladimir Putin

Russia presidential poll: Vladimir Putin secures record post-Soviet landslide victory

Vladimir Putin has secured a landslide victory in the Russian presidential election, with official figures indicating he garnered 87.97% of the vote.

17 Mar 2024


China 'ready to intervene' if America, NATO attack Russia: Report

A representative of China's Ministry of Defense reportedly stated on Saturday that Beijing is "ready to intervene" if the United States (US) or North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) decides to attack Russia.

16 Mar 2024

Vladimir Putin

Video of person urinating on Putin's parents' grave goes viral

In a shocking development, an unknown individual desecrated the grave of Russian President Vladimir Putin's parents by allegedly urinating on it at the Serafimovsky cemetery in Saint Petersburg.

15 Mar 2024

Vladimir Putin

Explained: Russian presidential polls begin with Putin's expected victory

Russian citizens, in millions, are voting in an election that is expected to give Vladimir Putin at least six more years in power.

13 Mar 2024


Putin warns the West: Russia is ready for nuclear war 

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday cautioned the West that his country is prepared for nuclear war and would view any US troop deployment to Ukraine as a major escalation.

12 Mar 2024


Russian military plane crashes in Ivanovo, killing all 15 onboard

A Russian defense ministry cargo plane, the Ilyushin I1-76 crashed in the Inanovo region, northeast of Moscow, on Tuesday.

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.

06 Mar 2024


7 Indians from Punjab, Haryana 'tricked' into joining Russian Army

At least seven men from Punjab and Haryana have claimed they were deceived into enlisting in the Russian military to fight in Ukraine while visiting Russia as tourists.

Stay away from conflict: MEA to Indians in Russia

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has warned Indian citizens in Russia to be cautious and avoid getting involved in the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

21 Feb 2024

Narendra Modi

Modi meets Mitsotakis: A review of Indo-Greek ties

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi during his two-day state visit to India—the first by any Greek leader in 15 years.

21 Feb 2024

Elon Musk

Musk nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for 'safeguarding free speech'

The name of SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has been proposed for the 2024 Nobel Peace Prize by Norwegian MP Marius Nilsen.

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.

15 Feb 2024


'Superpower': Sean Penn's documentary on Zelenskyy sold to HBO-History Channel

Superpower, a documentary by Sean Penn and Aaron Kaufman, has secured new sales deals, bringing the film to a wider audience.

09 Feb 2024

Vladimir Putin

Putin accuses West of 'prolonging Ukraine conflict'

In his first media interview since the start of the Russia-Ukraine war, Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States (US) and other Western nations of prolonging the conflict.

06 Feb 2024


Ukraine-born Miss Japan Karolina Shiino relinquishes title over affair scandal

Karolina Shiino, a 26-year-old Ukraine-born beauty queen, recently gave up her Miss Japan title after a tabloid exposed her alleged romance with a married man.

US House to vote on standalone Israel aid next week

The United States (US) House of Representatives has planned to vote on a standalone $17.6 billion (approximately Rs. 1.5 lakh crore) military aid package for Israel next week, House Speaker Mike Johnson said.

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.

03 Feb 2024

World War 2

5 dark tourism sites across the globe

Dark tourism refers to the phenomenon of visiting places that are associated with tragedy, or historical atrocities.

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.

24 Jan 2024


Russian plane carrying 65 prisoners of war crashes; no survivors

All passengers on board, including 65 Ukraine prisoners of war (POWs), were killed after a Russian Ilyushin Il-76 military transport plane crashed in the southern Belgorod region on Wednesday.

23 Jan 2024

Russia-Ukraine crisis

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.

16 Jan 2024


India's engineering goods exports surge by over 10% in December 

India's engineering goods exports experienced a 10.20% year-on-year growth, reaching $10.04 billion in December 2023.

16 Jan 2024

Donald Trump

Indian-origin Vivek Ramaswamy drops out of 2024 US presidential race

Indian-American entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy dropped out of the 2024 United States presidential race on Monday night (local time), according to NBC News.

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.

13 Dec 2023

Vladimir Putin

Ukraine war claimed lives of 87% of Russia's troops: Report

Russia has lost 87% of its active-duty ground troops and two-thirds of its pre-invasion tanks since invading Ukraine, a declassified United States (US) intelligence assessment given to Congress revealed, per CNN.

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

Volodymyr Zelenskyy

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.

29 Nov 2023


Ukraine spy chief's wife poisoned in alleged Russian assassination attempt

Marianna Budanova, the spouse of Ukraine's intelligence chief, has been poisoned with heavy metals in what is believed to be an alleged assassination attempt.

28 Nov 2023

Kim Jong-un

North Korea claims spy satellite photographed White House, Pentagon

North Korea on Tuesday claimed its new Malligyong-1 spy satellite has captured images of several United States (US) sites like the White House, the Pentagon, and nuclear aircraft carriers, KCNA reported.

16 Nov 2023

Joe Biden

Biden-Jinping summit results in key agreements: Everything to know

United States (US) President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping met in San Francisco, US, for the first time since their summit in Bali, Indonesia last year.

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.

13 Nov 2023

David Cameron

UK: David Cameron is new foreign secretary

Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs in the UK.

12 Nov 2023


Russia to block VPN services deemed 'threat' to national security

Russia will block specific virtual private network (VPN) services and protocols deemed as "threats" by an expert panel, per state news agency RIA.

27 Oct 2023

US Government

US defense contractors see revenue boost amid global armed conflicts

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has resulted in a significant boost in revenue for major US defense contractors, as the US government and European nations ramp up their defense budgets in response to Moscow's hostile actions.

Biden makes urgent budget request to support Israel and Ukraine

United States (US) President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that he will send an urgent budget request to Congress in a bid to garner funds to support its allies and cater to America's security needs.

14 Oct 2023

Indian Army

Indian Army closely studying Israel-Hamas war to improve strategy: Report

The Indian Army is closely studying the recent multi-pronged attacks on Israel by the Hamas group, aiming to learn valuable lessons and improve India's defense strategies, The Hindu reported.

07 Oct 2023


Israel: Mayor among 22 killed in Hamas rocket attacks

At least 22 people, including the mayor of Israel's Sha'ar Hanegev region, Ofir Libstein, have reportedly been killed in rocket attacks by the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

25 Sep 2023


Trudeau slammed for Canadian Parliament's standing ovation to Nazi veteran

Canada's leader of the opposition, Pierre Poilievre, has slammed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accusing him of personally meeting and honoring Yaroslav Hunka (98), a Nazi who participated in the genocide of Jews, in the Canadian Parliament.

18 Sep 2023

S Jaishankar

Get over 'West is bad guy' syndrome: Jaishankar to China

External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Sunday took an indirect swipe at China, saying that there was a need to move beyond the "syndrome" of seeing the West as the "bad guy."

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.

11 Sep 2023

Vladimir Putin

Kremlin hints at Putin's 'win' in 2024 presidential polls

Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said on Monday if Russian President Vladimir Putin runs for the 2024 presidential elections, no one will be able to compete with him as he has the absolute support of the people.

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.

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.