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Russia-Ukraine war: Over 260 Ukrainian soldiers evacuated from besieged Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol
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Russia-Ukraine war: Over 260 Ukrainian soldiers evacuated from besieged Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol

Ukraine's deputy defence minister Ganna Malyar said that the soldiers were evacuated through humanitarian corridors to areas under Moscow and Russia-backed separatists' control. 'An exchange procedure will be carried out for their further return home,' he added

Watch | U2's Bono and the Edge perform in Kyiv metro station, share stage with pop-rock band Antytila
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Watch | U2's Bono and the Edge perform in Kyiv metro station, share stage with pop-rock band Antytila

According to the official Twitter handle of U2, the band members had been invited to perform by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy “as a show of solidarity with the Ukrainian people”

Russian Victory Day: Invasion of Ukraine was 'right decision', preemptive move to ward off aggression, says Putin
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Russian Victory Day: Invasion of Ukraine was 'right decision', preemptive move to ward off aggression, says Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed Ukraine and the West for the conflict, saying that Kyiv and its allies have been preparing for 'an invasion' in 'our historical lands' including the Russian-speaking Donbas region and Crimea

Russia 'trying to destroy' soldiers holed up in Mariupol's Azovstal steel plant: Ukraine
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Russia 'trying to destroy' soldiers holed up in Mariupol's Azovstal steel plant: Ukraine

Kyiv army said that Russian occupiers are focusing on blocking and trying to destroy Ukrainian units in the Azovstal area. It further alleged that Russian, with support of aircraft have resumed the offensive in order to take control of the plant

Russia admits to carrying out air strike on Kyiv during UN chief visit
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Russia admits to carrying out air strike on Kyiv during UN chief visit

Russia's defence ministry said it had deployed ‘high-precision, long-range air-based weapons’ that it added ‘destroyed the production buildings of the Artyom missile and space enterprise in Kyiv’

Russian strikes Kyiv after UN chief’s meeting with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky
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Russian strikes Kyiv after UN chief’s meeting with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky

The attack took place less than an hour after Antonio Guterres and Volodymyr Zelensky held a joint press conference some 3.5 kilometres from the point of impact

Move 'heaven and earth' to keep Ukraine well-supplied with weapons, says US amid fears of expanding war with Russia
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Move 'heaven and earth' to keep Ukraine well-supplied with weapons, says US amid fears of expanding war with Russia

Two months into the fighting, Western arms have helped Ukraine stall Russia’s invasion, however, Russian forces continue to rain fire on eastern and southern Ukraine amid the growing new fears that the war could spill over the country's borders

Ukraine receives fighter planes, parts to bolster air force, says Pentagon
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Ukraine receives fighter planes, parts to bolster air force, says Pentagon

The move indicates a change in attitude in the West, which had initially refused to provide Ukraine with heavy armaments to avoid action Russia could consider direct involvement in the conflict

Reconciling war with peace amid Ukrainian crisis: Through the works of a Russian poet and an Indian rishi
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Reconciling war with peace amid Ukrainian crisis: Through the works of a Russian poet and an Indian rishi

How the writings of Sri Aurobindo and Alexander Pushkin provide us with a compass that will show us the right direction in this overwhelmingly chaotic world of ours

India receives simulators, training equipment from Russia for S-400 training squadron
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India receives simulators, training equipment from Russia for S-400 training squadron

India is one of the largest users of Russian weaponry including major platforms like fighter jets, transport aircraft, helicopters, warships, tanks, infantry combat vehicles and submarines

GhoseSpot | India has changed and it will be a mistake to judge it by the lens of the past
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GhoseSpot | India has changed and it will be a mistake to judge it by the lens of the past

As seen in the Modi government’s handling of the Ukraine crisis or Jaishankar’s aggressive diplomacy in the US, it’s obvious that the old order now has to deal with a new India which will talk in its own idiom and walk at its own pace

Russia hits military plant in Ukraine, warns of bigger attack in capital Kyiv
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Russia hits military plant in Ukraine, warns of bigger attack in capital Kyiv

Russian defence ministry said the number and scale of missile strikes against targets in Kyiv will increase in response to any terrorist attacks or sabotage committed by the nationalist regime on Russian territory

How Ukraine crisis undermines nuclear non-proliferation regime and may lead to more countries developing nukes
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How Ukraine crisis undermines nuclear non-proliferation regime and may lead to more countries developing nukes

The Ukrainian conflict has clearly brought to the fore the glaring inequalities between five of the world's largest nuclear powers and the rest

An old man died, his wife next: Ukraine residents recall horror of being forced into basement at gunpoint after Russian invasion
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An old man died, his wife next: Ukraine residents recall horror of being forced into basement at gunpoint after Russian invasion

A woman recalled that a Russian soldier who was 'either drunk or high' made her drink from a flask at gunpoint, other said they were not allowed to step out from the basement which was packed with people

Platforms supporting Ukrainian refugees must prioritise their safety — or risk exposing them to trafficking and exploitation
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Platforms supporting Ukrainian refugees must prioritise their safety — or risk exposing them to trafficking and exploitation

Many of these well-meaning projects have been developed with limited humanitarian knowledge, and without collaboration with governments or experienced NGOs. As such, they also risk opening the door for human trafficking and exploitation.

Neighbourhood, not Ukraine war, should be India’s priority now
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Neighbourhood, not Ukraine war, should be India’s priority now

At a time when there are suggestions for India to play a peacemaker's role in the Ukraine war, the South Asian neighbourhood — from Pakistan on the land-side to Sri Lanka on the Oceanfront — is in trouble

How a new world order is emerging from the ruins of Ukraine — and India is at the heart of it
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How a new world order is emerging from the ruins of Ukraine — and India is at the heart of it

Ukraine is a wake-up call for the West. To wake up to the reality of a rapidly emerging new international order: Less weighed down by old loyalties or ideological hang-ups and more transactional and driven by national interests

Russia-Ukraine war: More than 4.4 million have fled their homes since beginning of invasion
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Russia-Ukraine war: More than 4.4 million have fled their homes since beginning of invasion

Ninety percent of those who have fled Ukraine are women and children, as the Ukrainian authorities do not allow men of military age to leave

Right Word | NATO is a guarantee for peace and Russia cannot accept it because of its imperialism: Polish Ambassador
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Right Word | NATO is a guarantee for peace and Russia cannot accept it because of its imperialism: Polish Ambassador

Polish Ambassador Adam Burakowski said that Poland understood the finer nuances of India’s stand on the Ukraine-Russia conflict

EU condemns Kramatorsk train station attack; Russia denies
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EU condemns Kramatorsk train station attack; Russia denies

Russia denied its forces attacked the Kramatorsk train station, calling allegations that they did "absolutely untrue"