Russian President Putin accepts PM Modi’s request to release Indian military recruits on Russia-Ukraine warfront

Russian President Putin accepts PM Modi’s request to release Indian military recruits on Russia-Ukraine warfront

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi walk during their meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence near Moscow, Russia on July 8, 2024 | Photo Credit: via Reuters In what will be relief for the families of men recruited into the Russian military to serve at the warfront with Ukraine, Russian President … Read more

A major Russian missile attack on Ukraine kills at least 20 people and hits a children’s hospital

A major Russian missile attack on Ukraine kills at least 20 people and hits a children’s hospital

Emergency workers respond at the Okhmatdyt children’s hospital hit by Russian missiles, in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, July 8, 2024. A major Russian missile attack across Ukraine on Monday killed at least 31 people and injured 154, officials said, with one striking a large children’s hospital in the capital of Kyiv, where emergency crews searched the … Read more

China’s Xi calls on world powers to help Russia and Ukraine resume direct dialogue

China’s Xi calls on world powers to help Russia and Ukraine resume direct dialogue

In this picture issued by the Hungarian Prime Minister’s Press Office, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands before a meeting in Beijing, China, on July 8, 2024. | Photo Credit: AP Chinese President Xi Jinping called on world powers to help Russia and Ukraine resume direct dialogue and … Read more

Russia says captured another village in east Ukraine

Russia says captured another village in east Ukraine

Image used for representative purpose only. | Photo Credit: REUTERS Russia on Sunday said its forces had captured another village in Ukraine‘s eastern Donetsk region, the latest modest territorial gain for its advancing forces. Russian troops had “liberated the village of Chigari” in the Donetsk region, the Defence Ministry said in a daily briefing posted on social … Read more

The Hindu Morning Digest: June 25, 2024

The Hindu Morning Digest: June 25, 2024

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to plead guilty to the U.S justice dept. File photo | Photo Credit: AP WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will plead guilty in deal with U.S. and return to Australia WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will plead guilty to a felony charge in a deal with the U.S. Justice Department that will free … Read more

Kremlin warns U.S. after Ukrainian strike on Crimea

Kremlin warns U.S. after Ukrainian strike on Crimea

A man walks past the Kremlin’s Spasskaya Tower and St. Basil’s Cathedral in downtown Moscow. File | Photo Credit: AFP The Kremlin on Monday warned the United States of “consequences” and summoned its Ambassador after Moscow said a Ukrainian strike with a U.S. missile on Crimea killed four persons. Moscow has increasingly blasted Washington and … Read more

Russia launches ‘massive’ attack on Ukraine power grid

Russia launches ‘massive’ attack on Ukraine power grid

Ukraine on Saturday said Russia had launched a “massive” overnight attack on energy infrastructure in the west and south, adding that at least seven persons died in strikes elsewhere. Russia launched 16 cruise missiles from land, sea and air as well as 13 attack drones, aiming at energy infrastructure in several regions, Ukraine’s military said. … Read more

Ukraine peace summit ends with hope

Ukraine peace summit ends with hope

Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (L), President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, Swiss Federal President Viola Amherd, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky, Chile’s President Gabriel Boric and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attend the closing press conference during the Summit on Peace in Ukraine on June 16, 2024 in Lucerne, Switzerland. | … Read more

Russia takes control of village in Ukraine’s Kharkiv region, defence ministry says

Russia takes control of village in Ukraine’s Kharkiv region, defence ministry says

Smoke rises after a Russian missile strike, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kharkiv, Ukraine on May 17, 2024. | Photo Credit: REUTERS Russian forces have captured the village of Starytsia in Ukraine’s Kharkiv region, Russia’s defence ministry said on Saturday. It added that Russian troops are continuing to advance in the area. (Reporting by … Read more

Ukraine says Russia launches cross-border offensive in northeast

Ukraine says Russia launches cross-border offensive in northeast

Ukraine pushed back Russian forces from most of Kharkiv region in late 2022, but Moscow is now back on the offensive there as Kyiv’s troops struggle with ammunition and manpower shortages. File | Photo Credit: AP Russia launched a cross-border ground offensive into Ukraine’s northeast Kharkiv region and civilians were being evacuated amid the fighting, … Read more