Moscow/Beijing: Russia has sold crude oil to Beijing at a discounted rate, making it the biggest supplier of oil to China.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 has increased the purchase of Russian oil at discounted rates, Reuters reported.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ottawa: The Ukrainian Finance Ministry said it had signed a $398 million loan agreement with the Canadian government amid the Russian military operation.
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.