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Ukraine War: Russia becomes biggest oil supplier of China

Moscow/Beijing: Russia has sold crude oil to Beijing at a discounted rate, making it the biggest supplier of oil to China.

Canada’s defence minister Anita Anand to provide more military aid to Ukraine

Brussels/IBNS:  Canada’s Minister of National Defence Anita Anand, during her participation in the United States-led Ukraine Defense Contact Group meeting, announced that her country would provide military aid valued at approximately $9 million to Ukraine with 10 replacement barrels to enable the sustainment of M777 howitzer artillery guns.

Death sentence for Ukraine foreign fighters is a war crime: UN rights office

New Delhi: The UN human rights office, OHCHR, on Friday condemned the death sentence handed down to three foreign fighters in Ukraine by a court in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. “Such trials against prisoners of war amount to a war crime,” said OHCHR spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani.

Ukraine: After 100 days of war, Guterres calls for end to violence, as UN works to free up vital food and fertilizer exports

New York: As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine entered its 100th day on Friday, António Guterres marked the grim milestone with a renewed call for an immediate end to the violence, while the United Nations kept up its push to secure food and fertilizer exports from the war-torn region to the wider world, amid rising levels of food insecurity.

Canada: 306 Ukrainians fleeing war arrive in Montreal

Montreal/IBNS: A second charter flight carrying those fleeing war in Ukraine landed on Sunday morning at the Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Canada.

Canada makes its largest military aid donation of $98 million to war-hit Ukraine

Ottawa/IBNS: The federal government of Canada has announced its biggest single donation of $98 million in military aid for Ukraine since the start of Russia’s invasion.

China is secretly increasing sea-borne oil imports from Russia at bargain prices

China has increased the purchase of Russian oil at discounted rates, Reuters reported.

Ukraine war: Russia expels Bulgarian, Romanian diplomats in tit-for-tat move

Moscow/UNI/Sputnik: The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday said it had ordered 10 Romanian and one Bulgarian diplomat to leave the country in response to the expulsion of its diplomats last month.

Ukraine: UN labour agency update shows 4.8 million jobs lost to war

New York: An estimated 4.8 million jobs have been lost in Ukraine since Russia’s 24 February invasion, according to a brief published on Wednesday by the UN’s labour agency.

Ukraine can use our weapons against Russia: UK Defence Minister

London/UNI: UK's Defence Minister has said that it would be acceptable for Ukrainian forces to use Western weapons to attack military targets on Russian soil, BBC reported on Tuesday.

Turkey shuts airspace for Syria bound Russian planes: Report

Ankara: Turkey has shut its airspace for Syria-bound Russian civilian and military planes, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was quoted as saying Saturday by local media.

Ukraine war: Over 20 pc drop in Russian contributors on YouTube

Moscow: YouTube has witnessed a 21 percent drop in the number of Russian-language active contributors from February 24, the day when Russia launched its military operation in Ukraine, to April 20, according to the data unveiled on Saturday by the Russian analytical group Brand Analytics.

S Korea's import price keeps rising on expensive crude oil

Seoul: The price of imported goods in South Korea rose continuously in March due to the higher price of raw materials, especially crude oil, central bank data showed Thursday.

Canada to help Ukraine with $398 million loan

Ottawa: The Ukrainian Finance Ministry said it had signed a $398 million loan agreement with the Canadian government amid the Russian military operation.

Ukraine war 'permanently polluted' Vladimir Putin's reputation: Boris Johnson during Kyiv visit

Kyiv/IBNS: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson who visited Ukraine's Kyiv on Saturday, said the destruction in the country's towns has "permanently polluted" Russian President Vladimir Putin's reputation.