Russia-Ukraine War LIVE: Putin declared war on Western sanctions, said – will not impose martial law in Russia

07:17 PM, 05-Mar-2022

Poland will not recognize any regional changes

Poland’s Foreign Minister Jbigniew Rau has said that we will not recognize any regional change brought about by unprovoked and illegal aggression. He said this after talks with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Russia’s attack on Ukraine.

07:11 PM, 05-Mar-2022

Putin said – West’s sanctions are like a declaration of war

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Western sanctions on Russia amounted to a declaration of war. He said Moscow needed to protect its own interests as well as those of Russian speakers in eastern Ukraine. Russia wants Ukraine to remain demilitarized, unorganized and neutral. He also said that Russia has no plans to declare martial law.

07:05 PM, 05-Mar-2022

Italian police confiscated the properties of four Russians

Four high-profile Russian nationals were placed on the sanctions list following Russia’s attack on Ukraine. Italian police have confiscated the villas and yachts of these four citizens. Their price is being told around 140 million euros (about Rs 11 billion 69 crore 48 lakh 97 thousand 498). According to the information, one villa seized is of billionaire businessman Alishan Usmanov and one villa of Russian TV host Vladimir Solovyov. At the same time, yachts of Russia’s richest man Alexei Mordashov and Gennady Timchenko have been seized. He has close ties with Russian President Putin.

06:58 PM, 05-Mar-2022

13300 Indians brought in 63 flights so far

Arindam Bagchi said that 15 flights have reached India in the last 24 hours. In these, about 2900 Indians have been evacuated. 63 flights have so far reached India carrying around 13,300 Indians under Operation Ganga. There are 13 more flight schedules in the next 24 hours. “Now we will see how many more Indians are still in Ukraine,” he said. The embassy will contact those who are likely to be there but have not yet registered.

06:51 PM, 05-Mar-2022

All Indians expelled from Kharkiv-Pisochin

Indian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi has said that almost all Indian nationals have been evacuated from Kharkiv city of Ukraine. “We will evacuate all the people from Pisochin and Kharkiv in the next few hours,” Bagchi said. As far as I know there are no Indians left in Kharkiv. Now our main focus is on Sumi. The continuing violence and lack of traffic are major challenges there. The best option is a ceasefire.

06:43 PM, 05-Mar-2022

VK Singh expressed his gratitude to the Government of Poland

Union Minister General VK Singh, who went to Poland to coordinate Operation Ganga, met Marshal Wadysaw Ortil of Podkarpaci, Poland. More Indians are using this area after crossing the border with Ukraine. Singh said that I thank the Polish government for providing facilities to our citizens.

06:37 PM, 05-Mar-2022

Three buses reached Pisochin to pick up Indians

The Indian Embassy in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv has said that three buses have reached Pisochin, which has been arranged by the Government of India. Soon these buses will leave west. Soon two more buses will reach here.

06:29 PM, 05-Mar-2022

Ukrainian citizens demonstrated in Kharsan

Russia has captured the city of Kharsan in Ukraine. Here Ukrainian citizens demonstrated against the actions of Russia. The protesters said that the presence of Russian troops in the city does not mean that they have taken over the city. Here the protesters waving the flag of Ukraine raised slogans against Russia.

06:21 PM, 05-Mar-2022

Talks on ceasefire in Mariupol and Volnovakha: Ukraine

Ukraine has said a ceasefire is being negotiated with Russia to set up humanitarian corridors outside Mariupol and Volnovakha, after civilian evacuations were suspended due to Russian shelling. Kirillo Timoshenko, the deputy chairman of President Zelensky’s office, said the Russian side was not adhering to the ceasefire and continued to attack Mariupol and surrounding areas. At the same time, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshchuk has said that Russia has also violated the agreement in Volnovakha. We urge Russia to stop the attack.

06:13 PM, 05-Mar-2022

Ukrainian refugees could reach 1.5 million by weekend

The head of the UN refugee agency has said the number of people leaving Ukraine because of Russia’s attack could reach 1.5 million by the end of this week. Right now this figure is 13 lakhs. UNHCR President Filippo Grandi said that we are witnessing the fastest growing refugee crisis in Europe since World War II.

05:58 PM, 05-Mar-2022

Russia’s Aeroflot airline will stop operating international flights

According to a report in Russia’s Moscow Times, the Russian flag carrier Aeroflot has announced the suspension of all international flights from March 8. However, flights to Belarus will continue to operate. Aeroflot is the largest airline in Russia.

05:46 PM, 05-Mar-2022

Russian embassy made many allegations

The Russian embassy has claimed that Western countries have brought mercenaries to war zones in Ukraine. Britain, Denmark, Latvia, Poland and Croatia have officially allowed their citizens to take part in fighting on the territory of Ukraine. At the same time, the Russian embassy alleged that the US has launched a massive campaign to recruit private military organizations such as Academy, Cubic and Dyncorp. The French Foreign Legion is also planning to send people of Ukrainian origin. There is talk of many fighters coming from Germany. The embassy said that according to Zelensky, about 16,000 foreign fighters are expected to arrive in Ukraine. About 200 Croatian mercenaries have already entered the country through Poland and joined the Nationalists’ faction in Ukraine’s southeast.

05:26 PM, 05-Mar-2022

Over 1.2 million people left Ukraine

So far, more than 1.2 million Ukrainians have crossed the country’s borders since Russia launched an attack on Ukraine. Most of these have entered Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania. Poland has so far given asylum to more than eight million Ukrainian citizens.

05:09 PM, 05-Mar-2022

Service International Europe carrying out relief work in Ukraine

Vinod B Pillai of Sewa International Europe is helping people across Ukraine with food and shelter. He said that we have volunteers in many cities who are helping everyone including Indians. So far, more than 30 thousand people have been supported.

04:55 PM, 05-Mar-2022

Civilian evacuation from Mariupol postponed

Officials in Mariupol, Ukraine, said a civilian evacuation planned for Saturday had been postponed. Officials said this was due to the lack of respect for a mutually enforced ceasefire by Russian troops besieging the city. In a statement, the city council has asked people to return to their shelters and wait for further information.