A Kyiv government official said that the country of Ukraine has suffered damages worth at least $1 trillion since the beginning of the Russian invasion. Economic advisor to president Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Oleg Ustenko, said that the damages include “direct and indirect costs”. He further stated that the figure is equivalent to five times Ukraine’s annual GDP. He also said, Ukraine suffered $100 billion in losses, after the first two weeks.
Ukraine has claimed to have recaptured over 20 settlements in the last 24 hours. Ukrainian troops have strategically gained control over 20 settlements which were captured by Russian troops. According to Ukraine, the Russian troops just “abandoned their positions and fled”. Ukraine has seen success in south and east including the cities of Izyum, Kupiansk and Balakliya in the weekend.
Austria's city of Vienna has been named as the "most liveable city" in the world. The report titled "Global Liveability Index 2022" by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has not included Ukrainian city of Kyiv, due to the ongoing Russian invasion. Russian city's like Moscow and St Petersburg fell in the rankings due to western sanctions. Meanwhile, Auckland has been pushed to the 34th spot due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
Russia has withdrew two-third of the troops from around Kyiv, and back to Belarus as a "goodwill gesture" to promote peace talks with Ukraine. However, Western Military Analysts believe that Russia failed to succeed with its siege on Kyiv. Russia's two conditions to stop the war are as follows; Legal provisions should be made to prevent Ukraine from joining NATO and Ukraine should recognise the independence of Donetsk and Lugansk.
In Ukraine's Kyiv region, the administration urged civilians to run to bomb shelter after an air alert was issued, amid ongoing Ukraine-Russia invasion crisis. On March 9, as per local media, an raid alert has been issued in Kyiv, Chernihiv, Lubny, Poltava, and Vasylkiv. Meanwhile, the situation in Ukraine is worsening and thousands of army as well as civilians were feared to be killed. Furthermore, Russia-Ukraine entered 14-day of fighting… read-more
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Amid the Russia-Ukraine crisis, Air India will start evacuation flights to countries bordering Ukraine for stranded Indians. Air India will operate four flights in which two will be sent to Romania, one to Hungary, and another is on its way. "The government of India is completely seized with the matter. Every Indian will go back home," said Partha Satpath, Indian Ambassador. Notably, on February 24, Russia declared war against Ukraine.
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Powerful explosions were reported in Ukraine's Kyiv (Capital) and Kharkiv, the second-largest city of Ukraine. The explosions were reported on February 24, hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced "military operations". Early today, Putin announced war, asking Ukraine military officials to step back, and warned other nations of interfering or face "consequences". The Russian-Ukraine crisis over border issue and NATO is… read-more
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