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Ukraine says doing ‘everything’ to defend Donbas from Russia

KRAMATORSK: Ukraine said it is doing “everything” to defend the eastern Donbas region, where Russia confirmed Saturday it had captured a strategic town in its intensifying offensive. Russia is waging all-out war for the Donetsk and Lugansk regions that make

20 countries offer new arms for Ukraine

WASHINGTON: Some 20 countries offered new security assistance packages for Ukraine to battle invading Russian forces in a meeting of allies, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced. In their second gathering, nearly four dozen countries and organizations forming the

Ukraine vows to fight till the end in Mariupol as ultimatum expires

KYIV: Ukraine has vowed to fight to the end in Mariupol after a Russian ultimatum expired for remaining forces to surrender in the Black Sea port city where Moscow is pushing for a major strategic victory. “The city still has

Ukraine says 2,500-3,000 of its troops killed in war

KYIV: Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said about 2,500 to 3,000 Ukrainian troops have been killed in seven weeks of war with Russia and about 10,000 have been injured. There was no count of civilian casualties, he told international media. He

Volodymyr calls for ‘firm global response’ to train station bombing

KRAMATORSK: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called for a “firm global response” Saturday after a missile strike killed 52 people at a train station in eastern Ukraine where civilians had gathered to flee a feared Russian offensive. “This is another Russian

Ukraine attacks Russian oil depot

MOSCOW: Russia accused Ukrainian forces of staging a daring air raid against an oil depot inside Russian territory. The regional governor said two Ukrainian helicopters attacked the fuel facility in Belgorod, about 20 miles inside Russia, and video showed storage

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy seeks peace ‘without delay’ in talks

LVIV: Ukraine could declare neutrality and offer security guarantees to Russia to secure peace “without delay,” President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said ahead of another planned round of talks — though he said only a face-to-face meeting with Russia’s leader could end

Ukraine says 300 died in theater attack, hunger grips cities

KYIV: About 300 people were killed in the Russian airstrike last week that blasted open a Mariupol theater, Ukrainian authorities said in what would make it the war’s deadliest known attack on civilians yet. In a vain attempt to protect

Ukraine rejects Russian ultimatum to surrender Mariupol

KYIV: Ukraine has rejected an ultimatum to surrender the besieged port city of Mariupol to Russian forces, its deputy prime minister told Ukrainian media Monday. “There can be no talk of surrendering weapons. We have already informed the Russian side

Russia fires hypersonic missiles in Ukraine

MOSCOW: Russia said on Sunday it has again fired its newest Kinzhal hypersonic missiles in Ukraine, destroying a fuel storage site in the country’s south. The Russian defence ministry also said it killed more than 100 members of Ukrainian special

Pakistan sends aid to Ukraine

ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan has sent humanitarian aid to Ukraine as a message of solidarity to the war-hit people. As per details, the government of Pakistan has sent aid on the basis of humanitarian grounds at the request of

High-level talks between Russia and Ukraine fail

KYIV: Russia and Ukraine failed to make a breakthrough on Thursday in their first top-level talks since Moscow’s invasion two weeks ago, amid international outrage over the bombing of a children’s hospital that Kyiv said killed three people, including a

Ukraine accepts Russia’s demands

KYIV: Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy expressed willingness to discuss Russia’s demands for Kyiv to recognize annexed Crimea and the breakaway pro-Moscow territories in an interview with ABC News. “I think that items regarding temporarily occupied territories and pseudo-republics not recognized

Ukrainian soldiers tie the knot at checkpoint on the outskirts of Kyiv

In several acts of defiance, Ukrainian couples have decided to tie the knot, despite the incredibly stressful Russian invasion in their country. Lesia Fylymonova and Valerii Filimonov recently walked down the aisle near a checkpoint in Kyiv. She wore camouflage

Invasion of Ukraine and Russian literature – V

Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky do not view man as merely one sex. In other words, according to them, a man from any of the four corners of the world is not the only thing that you suggest the same

Ukraine’s Zelensky asks Biden for more support

KYIV: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Sunday he spoke by phone with his US counterpart Joe Biden to discuss financial support and sanctions against Russia as his country faces an intensifying onslaught. “As part of the constant dialogue, I

Stranded in Ukraine

Thousands of Pakistani students and nationals have been stranded in Ukraine, frantically sending messages to evacuate them in the aftermath of Russian invasion. The Pakistan Embassy claims it is making strenuous efforts to locate citizens and rescue them from a

Pakistan’s Embassy in Ukraine engages in supporting, evacuating students

KYIV: Pakistan’s Embassy in Ukraine is engaged in supporting and evacuating Pakistani students in every possible way. According to the latest fact sheet provided by Pakistan’s Embassy in Ukraine, the majority of the 3,000 Pakistani students have already left Ukraine

Ukraine crisis: India’s Russia stance worries US

WASHINGTON: The United States (US) has approached the Indian government overt its stance towards the Russian invasion of Ukraine and abstention in UNSC voting against Moscow. New Delhi has yet to clearly condemn Russia’s assault that has disturbed Washington. “We

Pakistani students advised to leave Ukraine immediately

KYIV: Pakistani Ambassador in Ukraine Major General (R) Nool Israel Khokhar has advised Pakistani students in Ukraine to leave the country as soon as possible. As per details, the ambassador held a virtual meeting with 40 Pakistani students on Thursday

Russia-Ukraine standoff

US President Joe Biden has warned there is a distinct possibility Russia might invade Ukraine in a few months. The United States and Russia have kept the door to diplomacy open but huge gaps remain while there is a clear

Britain considering major NATO deployment amid Ukraine crisis

LONDON: Britain is considering making a major NATO deployment as part of a plan to strengthen Europe’s borders in response to Russia massing troops on the border with Ukraine, the government said. Britain has said that any Russian incursion into

No breakthrough on Ukraine between Russia and US

GENEVA: Russia told the United States at tense talks Monday that it had no plans to invade Ukraine, as the two sides agreed to more efforts to keep tensions from turning into a full-blown confrontation. After more than seven hours

Putin warns West of harsh response if it crosses ‘red lines’

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin warned the West not to cross Russia’s “red lines”, saying Moscow would respond swiftly and harshly to any provocations and those responsible would regret it. At a time of acute crisis in ties with the United

Iran’s report on downed Ukrainian jet absolves armed forces

TEHRAN: Iran released its final report on the Ukrainian passenger jet it shot down last year killing 176 people, devoting two paragraphs to causes and absolving the armed forces. Iran’s civil aviation body blamed a misaligned radar and an error

UN panel urges Iran to speed up investigation of downed jet

MONTREAL: A governing panel at the United Nations aviation agency urged Iran to accelerate an investigation into the downing of a Ukrainian airliner in January, while an Iranian official said a final report on the crash would be circulated soon.

22 dead in Ukraine military plane crash

KYIV: At least 22 people including military cadets were killed and two others were seriously injured when a Ukrainian air force plane crashed near Kharkiv in the east of the country. Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko confirmed the death toll,

First vessel carrying wheat imported from Ukraine to reach Karachi

KARACHI: The first vessel carrying 60,804 metric tons of wheat from Ukraine will reach Karachi port on Wednesday afternoon. This import is part of the government’s efforts to ensure relief in wake of ongoing price hike of wheat flour which

Diplomat dismissed for harassment at embassy in Ukraine

ISLAMABAD: An senior officer posted at the Pakistani Embassy in Ukrainian capital Kyiv has been dismissed from service for sexual harassment. Waqar Ahmad, a BS-18 officer, was posted as the first secretary at the embassy. He was charged with gross

Chernobyl – the world’s worst nuclear disaster

The catastrophic Chernobyl nuclear accident in Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union, marked its 34th anniversary on Sunday. “Sunday is International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day. The women, men & children affected by radioactive contamination must never be forgotten,” the