Russia-Ukraine war: The war between the two neighbours continues with no end in sight. Russian troops entered Ukraine on February 24 on the orders of President Vladimir Putin.
Russia-Ukraine war Live updates: The Russia-Ukraine war, which began on February 24 with Russian troops arriving on Ukrainian soil on the orders of President Vladimir Putin, entered day 79 on Friday with no end in sight to the crisis. On May 9, on the occasion of ‘Victory Day’, President Putin was expected to make a major announcement, possibly calling off the war; however, no such announcement was made.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, Finland, which was contemplating joining NATO in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, announced it is in favour of applying for membership, ‘as soon as possible’. This prompted a warning from Moscow, which said it will be ‘forced to take retaliatory steps of military-technical and other characteristics in order to counter the emerging threats to its national security’.
Finland’s neighbour, Sweden, is also likely to announce soon that it is in favour of being a member of the intergovernmental military alliance.
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May 13, 2022 08:08 AM IST
Nearly 100 youngsters killed in Ukraine in last month
“The war in Ukraine is a child rights crisis where education is under attack, nearly 100 youngsters have been killed in just the last month,” said Omar Abdi, deputy executive director of the UNICEF, in an address to the Security Council.
May 13, 2022 07:24 AM IST
Ukraine claims it has damaged a Russian naval logistics shop
Thanks to the actions of our naval seamen, the support vessel Vsevolod Bobrov caught fire – it is one of the newest in the Russian fleet: Serhiy Bratchuk, spokesman, Odesa regional military administration