New York: In Russia, nearly 2,400 people have reportedly been arrested for protesting against the Kremlin’s mobilisation call-up to fight in Ukraine, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday.
Moscow/UNI/Sputnik: The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced on Sunday that a second attempt to evacuate about 200,000 people from Mariupol was unsuccessful.
Ottawa/IBNS: Canada witnessed a surge in its average cost of gas per litre due to the ongoing Ukraine-Russia crisis and adding to the woes of buyers, the housing prices in the North American country proliferated by 21 percent in January compared to the year ago period.
Moscow/UNI/Sputnik: US computer software company Adobe said on Saturday that it has decided to halt sales of all its goods and services in Russia due to the situation in Ukraine.
Ankara/UNI/Sputnik: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has told his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan that he is ready to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Istanbul or Ankara, Ibrahim Kalin, Turkish presidential spokesperson and adviser, said Saturday.
Tel Aviv/UNI/Sputnik: Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett discussed the Iran nuclear deal during his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the prime minister's office said.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin on Saturday to discuss the Ukraine crisis, his spokesperson said.
Russia has arrested America's two-time Olympic champion, Brittney Griner, on narcotics charges amid rising tensions between Moscow and the West over the latter's invasion of Ukraine.
The evacuation of residents from the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol was postponed Saturday, city officials said, accusing Russian forces of breaking their temporary ceasefire as Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the West of the war spilling out of Ukraine if a no-fly zone is set up.
Moscow/UNI/Sputnik: Russia has noticed the presence of militants from the Middle East and some European countries in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday.
In yet another wave of measures to isolate Russia and choke its international money flow, the European Union (EU) on Wednesday blocked seven Russian banks from the SWIFT payment system and banned Kremlin-controlled media outlets RT and Sputnik.
Minsk/UNI: The government of Belarus on Sunday rejected the claims made on internet over participation of its armed forces in the military operation to demilitarise Ukraine.
Kyiv/UNI: Ukraine on Sunday agreed to meet the Russian delegation at the Ukrainian-Belarusian border, near the Pripyat River.
Kyiv/UNI: Head of Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy's office, Mikhail Podolyak said it was untrue that Ukraine has refused negotiations with Russia and added that Moscow set out “unacceptable conditions and ultimatum demands”.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has accepted proposals by Turkey and Azerbaijan to hold peace talks with Russia, media reports said.