Russia-Ukraine war LIVE Updates:
Russia declared a partial ceasefire on Saturday to allow humanitarian corridors out of the Ukrainian cities of Mariupol and Volnovakha, Russia’s defence ministry said.
“From 1000 am Moscow time (0700 GMT), the Russian side declares a ceasefire and the opening of humanitarian corridors to allow civilians to leave Mariupol and Volnovakha,” Russian news agencies quoted the Russian defence ministry as saying.
Meanwhile, Russians are bracing for an uncertain future of spiraling inflation, economic hardship and an even sharper squeeze on imported goods. The rouble has lost a third of its value this week after unprecedented Western sanctions were imposed to punish Russia for invading Ukraine. The moves froze much of the central bank’s $640 billion in reserves and barred several banks from global payments system SWIFT, leaving the rouble in free-fall.
Indian Air Force joined Op Ganga and sent its first C-17 transport aircraft to Romania on 02nd March. This aircraft returned to Hindan airbase near Delhi at 1 am on 03rd March. This aircraft brought 200 Indians back. Since then, Indian Air Force is sending aircrafts for evacuation of Indians.
First Published: IST