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UN official says ‘brutal and far-reaching’ war continues in Ukraine

As the world’s attention focuses on the unfolding emergency in the Gaza Strip, a senior UN aid official on Tuesday urged the Security Council not to overlook the equally “brutal and far-reaching” crisis in Ukraine.

No legal grounds for Russian ‘so-called elections’ in occupied Ukraine: UN official

The so-called elections held by Russia in occupied areas of Ukraine “have no legal grounds”, a senior political affairs official said on Friday, reiterating UN’s commitment to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

Kim Jong Un may visit Russia to discuss weapons supply with Vladimir Putin: Reports

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is planning to visit Russia and meet the country's President Vladimir Putin, media reports said.

NATO expansion into Asia undermines peace and stability in region, warns China

Beijing: China has warned that NATO's ''continued incursion'' into the East Asia-Pacific and its ''interference'' in internal affairs will ''inevitably'' take away peace and stability in the region, after the possible opening of a NATO office in Japan came to light.

Ukraine: Russian large-scale strikes are ‘unacceptable escalation’, says Guterres

The UN chief António Guterres said that large-scale strikes by the Russian military on the Ukrainian capital Kyiv and other locations on Monday, were deeply shocking and represented “another unacceptable escalation” of the war.

Russia vetoes Security Council resolution condemning attempted annexation of Ukraine regions

New York: Russia on Friday vetoed a Security Council resolution which described its attempts to unlawfully annex four regions of Ukraine earlier in the day with a formal ceremony in Moscow, as “a threat to international peace and security”, demanding that the decision be immediately and unconditionally reversed.

Cultural destruction in Ukraine by Russian forces will reverberate for years, UN rights expert warns

New York: The attempted destruction of Ukraine’s historic culture by invading Russian forces, will have a devastating impact on the pace of recovery in the post-war era, an independent UN human rights expert warned on Wednesday.

Russia issues ultimatum for Ukrainian forces, calling them to 'immediately lay down arms'

Moscow/IBNS: In a new ultimatum for Ukraine, Russia on Tuesday called on its neighbouring country's forces to "immediately" lay down arms and give up resistance.

Ukraine crisis: Volodymyr Zelensky, Vladimir Putin likely to meet after today's talks

Istanbul/IBNS: Ukraine's top negotiator said that enough progress has been made at talks that took place in Turkey on Tuesday to resolve the conflict with Russia and also to enable a meeting between the presidents of the two nations.

Russian troops withdrawing from Kyiv, Chernihiv: Ukraine

Kyiv/UNI: The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has claimed that "certain units" of Russia's military are withdrawing from battlefronts in the capital, Kyiv, and from the northern city of Chernihiv.

US to provide $100 million in security assistance to Kiyv

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: The United States is going to allocate an additional $100 million in security aid to Kyiv amid Russia's ongoing special military operation in Ukraine, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.

Volodymyr Zelensky to address Greek Parliament

Athens/UNI/Sputnik: The Greek government on Friday said that Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky will make a virtual address to the Greek Parliament at an unspecified time.

Volodymyr Zelensky accuses Russia of using phosphorus bombs, urges NATO to provide unrestricted military aid

Brussels/IBNS: Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday urged NATO to provide Kyiv with unrestricted military aid as the Russian attack continues for a month now.

Two powerful bombs rock Ukraine's Mariupol amid rescue efforts

Kyiv/IBNS: Two superpowerful bombs rocked Mariupol in Ukraine as authorities made a fresh attempt at rescuing civilians from the besieged port city which has suffered innumerable shelling since Russia's invasion, media reports said on Tuesday.

Russian shelling hits Ukraine school, cultural centre, leaves 21 dead

Kyiv/IBNS: At least 21 people were killed and 25 others injured on Thursday when Russian forces shelled a town in eastern Ukraine, media reports said.