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UN aims to boost aid to frontline areas of Ukraine; Black Sea grain exports near 18 million tonnes

New York: The UN on Wednesday said that it aims to increase the number of inter-agency convoys providing aid to parts of Ukraine “close to the frontlines”, in support of work being carried out by local organisations and volunteers.

Ukraine war: No chance for serious peace negotiations yet, says UN chief

New York: The UN Secretary-General said on Wednesday that he did not believe that there was an opportunity yet, to organise “a serious peace negotiation” between the warring parties in Ukraine, nearly a year on from Russia’s full-scale invasion.

Ukraine crisis: Air raid warnings issued in Kharkiv Region

Kiev: Air raid warnings have been issued in Ukraine's Kharkiv Region and the Kiev-controlled part of Russia's Zaporizhzhia Region, according to the online air raid alert map of the Ukrainian Ministry of Digital Transformation.

US providing Ukraine 4,000 Zuni aircraft rockets: Pentagon

Washington: The United States is providing Ukraine with 4,000 Zuni rockets for use by its air assets, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia Laura Cooper said on Friday.

Almost 6,900 civilians killed in Ukraine since Feb 24: OHCHR

Kiev: Nearly 6,900 civilians have been killed and more than 10,900 wounded in Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian military operation, according to an updated UN Human Rights Office report released.

Fighting conflict-related sexual violence in Ukraine

New York: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been described as a crisis for women and girls, with cases of conflict-related sexual violence on the rise. Hrystyna Kit, co-founder of JurFem, the Ukrainian Women Lawyers Association, has found herself pushing forward against a rising tide of gender-based violence.

Russia is using sexual violence as 'a weapon: Ukraine's First Lady Olena Zelenska

Kyiv:  Ukraine's First Lady Olena Zelenska has claimed that the  Russia is using sexual violence as "a weapon".

Ukraine war: Path of further escalation ‘must be reversed’, Security Council hears

New York: Russia’s military escalation in Ukraine will lead to more suffering worldwide and must be reversed, said the UN’s political affairs chief on Friday, adding that further talk of possible nuclear weapons use could lead to a “dangerous spiral”.

Putin imposes martial law in annexed regions of Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared martial law on Wednesday in the four regions Russia has annexed and given additional emergency powers to the heads of the Russian regions, AFP reported.

Ukraine: UN General Assembly demands Russia reverse course on ‘attempted illegal annexation’

New York: The UN General Assembly passed a resolution by a large majority on Wednesday, calling on countries not to recognise the four regions of Ukraine which Russia has claimed, following so-called referendums held late last month, and demanding that Moscow reverse course on its "attempted illegal annexation".

Russia: Alarm over arrests of military mobilization protesters

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.

Ukraine conflict: Russian missile strikes kill 21 in Odesa region

Odesa: Overnight Russian missile strike has left 21 people  ,including one child, dead in Odesa region of Ukraine, media reports said.

Ukraine and rising global insecurity, test for us all, says UN rights chief

New York: War in Ukraine continues to cause mayhem and “destroy the lives of many”, and it is everyone’s responsibility to limit the global food, fuel and financial crisis” that it has sustained, the UN’s top rights official told the Human Rights Council on Monday, in her last session as High Commissioner.

Ukraine: Amid fresh Russian claims, no trace of secret bioweapons programme

New York:  Amid new claims by Moscow of a covert biological weapons programme in Ukraine, the Director of Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) affirmed on Friday that the UN is not aware of any such programme and has neither the mandate nor the technical operational capacity to investigate it - a message first delivered to the Security Council on 11 and 18 March, by High Representative Izumi Nakamitsu.

Russia in spotlight over Ukraine atrocities as Human Rights Council meets

New York: The UN Human Rights Council met in special session on Thursday in Geneva, prompted by increasing concern over atrocities committed against civilians, linked to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February.