Russia-Ukraine War: List Of Key Events From Day 26

Bhubaneswar: Russia’s war in Ukraine, now in its 26th day, shows no signs of abating. The invasion has wreaked devastation and destruction, exacting a heavy toll on civilians. The UN says more than 3.38 million people have fled Ukraine.

Here are the latest updates on the crisis:

  1. Russian will not put on pause its military action against Ukraine while conducting peace talks;
  2. Biden Has Put US-Russia Ties ‘on Verge of Rupture’, Says Moscow;
  3. Russian Court Bans Instagram, Facebook as ‘Extremist’;
  4. Ukraine Urges China to Play ‘Important Role’ in Conflict Resolution;
  5. At least 8 Dead as Kyiv Shopping Centre Wrecked by Shelling;
  6. India, Australia Discuss China, Ukraine; Expand Cooperation On Infrastructure, Critical Minerals;
  7. Ukraine’s president says he will not accept Russian ultimatums to end war;
  8. David Beckham hands over Instagram account to Kharkiv doctor;
  9. Russia drops peace talks with Japan over Ukraine: Foreign ministry;
  10. At least 8 Dead as Kyiv Shopping Centre Wrecked by Shelling;
  11. Determined to Deliver More Arms to Ukraine: Germany;
  12. Ukraine and Russia hold more peace talks;
  13. Ukraine rejects Russian demand for surrender in Mariupol;
  14. Zelensky calls on Europe to halt all trade with Russia;
  15. Two Haryana girls stuck in Ukraine, authorities urged to bring them back;
  16. More than 225,000 refugees from Ukraine recorded in Germany so far;
  17. Ukraine says Russia shelled chemical plant;
  18. PM Morrison expressed understanding for India’s position on Ukraine: FS Shringla on PM Modi’s talks with his Australian counterpart;
  19. Kremlin says peace talks with Ukraine yet to yield breakthrough;
  20. Chinese foreign ministry, on ukraine crisis, says Chinese Red Cross to offer additional 10 mln yuan of humanitarian assistance to Ukraine;
  21. Top Russian carmaker Avtovaz said on Monday it was partially halting production at its plants in Togliatti and Izhevsk on March 21-25 due because of to shortages of electronic parts;
  22. At least six people were killed in an overnight bombing on a shopping centre in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv;
  23. Central govt tells Supreme Court that Govt of India has evacuated 22,500 students and Indian nationals from Ukraine and a mammoth task has been completed;
  24. The Sumykhimprom plant is on the eastern outskirts of the city, which has a population of about 263,000 and has been regularly shelled by Russian troops in recent weeks;
  25. China’s ambassador to the US says his country is not sending weapons to Russia for use in Ukraine, but he does not definitively rule out the possibility Beijing might do so in the future;
  26. US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin says that even if Russia is using such weapons, they are not a “game changer” in the war;
  27. Russia uses hypersonic weapons as Ukraine war enters bloodier phase;
  28. Mortal remains of a medical student from Karnataka, who was killed in Russian shelling in war-torn Ukraine, arrived at Bengaluru airport on Monday;
  29. Biden to travel to Poland Friday to discuss Ukraine crisis: White House;
  30. 10 million Ukrainians forced to flee homes amid Russian invasion.