Putin’s troops push towards Kiev; India will attempt further evacuations; Oil above $100/barrel

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Russian-Ukrainian crisis live:

India plans to stage another evacuation as Russian troops have entered Ukraine’s capital Kyiv with missiles raining destruction all around them. Intense fighting also raged in the east of the country. Regional Governor Dmytro Zhivitsky said Russian convoys continued to drive west towards the Ukrainian capital.

India is exploring ways to set up a rupee payment mechanism for trade with Russia to ease the blow to New Delhi from Western sanctions imposed on Russia after its invasion of Ukraine, it said. government and banking sources.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky expressed his dissatisfaction with the Western coalition’s efforts against Moscow.

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a military operation in Ukraine on Thursday, saying it was meant to protect civilians. Ukraine has asked South Korea for help amid rising cybersecurity attacks on government infrastructure.

The Afghan Taliban government, which has yet to be recognized by any country, has urged restraint on both sides and expressed concern over civilian casualties in Ukraine.

Football governing bodies have decided to move key matches, including the May 28 Champions League final, out of Russia, while Formula 1 canceled the Sochi Grand Prix.

(Edited by : Abhishek Jha)

First post: STI

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