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Biden tells Quad Summit: Russia-Ukraine conflict is a global issue, not a European one

US President Joe Biden

US President Joe Biden stated on Tuesday that the world is at a “transformative moment” that the Russia-Ukraine crisis is not merely a European but a global issue, and that Indo-Pacific states would-be allies and lead a global response to the Ukraine conflict. In his opening remarks at the Quad Leaders Summit conference in Tokyo, …

Over 300 people have been evacuated from Mariupol, according to the United Nations

the United Nations

According to the UN, more than 300 residents have been evacuated from the beleaguered southeastern city of Mariupol and four other towns to Ukrainian-held Zaporizhzhia in a second successful operation to transfer civilians out of areas susceptible to Russian shelling and bombing. According to Osnat Lubrani, the UN humanitarian chief in Ukraine, many residents from …

Since the start of the crisis, Ukraine has received 4.5 billion euros in international aid

Ukraine Prime Minister

According to the official press office, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has stated that Ukraine has received 4.5 billion euros (about $4.73 billion) in financial international aid since the conflict with Russia began. Ukraine has received $500 million in grant monies from the World Bank in the last week, according to Shmyhal. “We are especially …

Oil prices rising as the European Union prepares to impose ban on Russian petroleum

Oil prices rising

Oil prices gained on Tuesday, extending gains from the previous session, as the European Union firmed up plans to increase sanctions on Russia this week, with Germany indicating that it was willing to support an immediate oil embargo. At 0234 GMT, Brent crude prices were up 25 cents, or 0.2 percent, to $107.83 a barrel, …

Zelenskyy urges world to respond to torture as Russia continues atrocities

Zelenskyy urges world to respond

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russian troops in southern Ukraine have been carrying out torture and kidnappings, and he called on the world Sunday to respond. Torture chambers are built there, Zelenskyy said in an evening address to the nation. They abduct representatives of local governments and anyone deemed visible to local communities. Zelenskyy said humanitarian aid …

Russia-Ukraine war threatening developing economies, warns UN

Russia-Ukraine war

A U.N. task force is warning in a new report that Russia’s war against Ukraine threatens to devastate the economies of many developing countries that are now facing even higher food and energy costs and increasingly difficult financial conditions. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched the report Wednesday stressing that the war is supercharging a crisis …

Indian authorities rescue Pakistani student stranded in war-hit Ukraine

Indian authorities rescue Pakistani student

Amid escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine, a Pakistani student stranded in the war-hit country was rescued by the Indian authorities. According to sources, Pakistan’s Asma Shafique, who was rescued by the Indian authorities, is now en route to Western Ukraine for further evacuation out of the country. She will be reunited with her family …

Russian President Putin allows firms to pay foreign creditors in ruble

Putin allows firms to pay foreign creditors in ruble

Russia and Russian companies will be allowed to pay foreign creditors in rubles, according to a decree signed by President Vladimir Putin on Saturday, as a way to stave off defaults while capital controls remain in place. The decree establishes temporary rules for sovereign and corporate debtors to make payments to creditors from “countries that engage in hostile …

Putin orders Russia to begin mass Covid-19 voluntary vaccinations

Putin orders Russia to begin mass Covid-19 voluntary vaccinations

By Administrator_India Capital Sands President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian authorities on Wednesday to begin mass voluntary vaccinations against COVID-19 next week as Russia recorded 589 new daily deaths from the coronavirus. Russia will have produced 2 million vaccine doses within the next few days, Putin said. Russia said last month that its Sputnik V jab was 92% effective at protecting people from …