Live Updates: Western allies agree on new financial sanctions against Russia

Live Updates: Western allies agree on new financial sanctions against Russia

Live Updates: Western allies agree on new financial sanctions against Russia

Russia-Ukraine Crisis Live Updates: With Ukrainian forces resisting the Russian advance, Western officials say President Vladimir Putin is genuinely interested in paying the maximum price for the invasion.

Russia-Ukraine crisis live updates: Western allies agree on new financial sanctions against Russia

Ukrainian officials said 198 civilians had been killed since the Russian attack.

Western allies agreed on Saturday a new volley of financial sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, including taking the crucial step of removing several Russian banks from the SWIFT interbank system.

In a joint statement, the White House said the grouping of world powers “resolve to continue to impose costs on Russia that will isolate Russia from the international financial system and our economies.”

Amid the Ukrainian military’s opposition to the Russian offensive, Western officials say there is a genuine interest in ensuring that President Vladimir Putin pays the maximum price for the invasion.

Ukrainian officials said 198 civilians, including three children, had been killed since Russia’s attack on Thursday, and warned that Russian saboteurs were active in Kiev as blasts rocked the capital, leaving residents vulnerable to safety. was forced to flee underground.

But, three days after Russia’s invasion, defiant Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky vowed that his country would never give in to the Kremlin. Washington said the attacking force was “lacking speed”.

Here are the updates on the Russia-Ukraine crisis:

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Feb 27, 2022 07:38 (IST)
Ukraine’s city near Kiev hit by missiles, oil terminal fires

The city’s mayor said in a video posted online that Russian missiles set fire to an oil terminal after hitting the Ukrainian city of Vasilkiv, southwest of the capital Kiev.
Images and videos posted online show huge flames rising under the night sky.

Feb 27, 2022 07:27 (IST)
Nice to be back: Indians evacuated from Ukraine heave a sigh of relief

Indian nationals, mostly students, who were evacuated from Ukraine heaved a sigh of relief as the Air India plane carrying them landed at the airport here in the early hours of Sunday.
The returnees were from various states including Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh and Kerala etc. He thanked the Indian government for evacuating him and saving his life.

Feb 27, 2022 07:16 (IST)
Ukraine’s President speaks to PM Modi as Russia praises India’s UN stand

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday said he spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking “political support”, soon after Russia condemned India’s decision to abstain from a vote at the United Nations to condemn its attack. praised.
President Zelensky, who has earned international acclaim for maintaining his base in the capital city of Kiev and rejecting evacuation offers, said he briefed Prime Minister Modi about the Russian attack with more than 1 million invaders. More

Feb 27, 2022 07:01 (IST)
Macron urges Lukashenko to withdraw Russian troops from Belarus

French President Emmanuel Macron called on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko to demand an early withdrawal of Russian troops from Belarus, the Elysee Palace said in a statement after the two leaders’ phone talks.

Feb 27, 2022 06:31 (IST)
Second evacuation flight with 250 Indians from Ukraine reaches Delhi
Air India’s second evacuation flight carrying 250 Indian nationals stranded in Ukraine from Romanian capital Bucharest landed at the Delhi airport early on Sunday, government officials said.

Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia welcomed those evacuated at the airport by giving them roses.

February 27, 2022 06:30 (IST)
US, allies agree to exclude Russia from global payments system SWIFT
Germany and its Western allies have agreed to exclude Russia from the SWIFT global payments system, a spokesman for the German government said on Saturday in a third sanctions package aimed at halting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The sanctions, agreed with the United States, France, Canada, Italy, Great Britain and the European Commission, also include limiting the ability of Russia’s central bank to support the ruble.


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