Tag: Russia-Ukraine War


2 Indian-Origin Men Recognised In Singapore For Feeding Ukraine Refugees

The winner of the award was 55-year-old Singaporean-Chinese Anson Ng. (File)Singapore: Two Indian-origin men were among the finalists for the Singaporean of the Year award 2022, which took place in the city-state on Thursday.Organised by The Straits Times newspaper and presented by UBS Singapore, the annual award is given to a Singaporean individual or group that has impacted society.Priveen Suraj Santakumar, 34, and Charanjit Singh Walia, 64, were recognised for their selfless act of providing meals to Ukrainian refugees escaping the Russia-Ukraine war in Poland.Mr Santakumar, a former nurse, flew to Poland in March to help feed those displaced by the conflict after watching the war break out on television. He met Mr Walia, who had been in Poland for the past 25 years, and was helping ...

Climate Change Tops Insurers’ Worries With War Close Behind

Climate change remains at the top of insurance companies’ biggest concerns even as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine stokes fears. Climate change remains at the top of insurance companies' biggest concerns even as Russia's invasion of Ukraine stokes geopolitical and energy-related fears within the industry. Global warming is considered as the biggest risk to society in the next five to 10 years for the second year in a row, according to a report released Sunday by French insurance giant AXA SA. Geopolitical instability, which ranked fourth last year, has risen to second place. “It is clear that uncertainties have increased and keep increasing,” Axa Deputy Chief Executive Officer Frederic de Courtois said at a press conference. The current economic and geopolitical crisis creates an “...

Ukraine Says Last Reactor At Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant Switched Off

Russia denies targeting civilians and accuses Kyiv of shelling the nuclear plant.Kyiv: Ukraine said Sunday the sixth and final reactor at the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station in the south of the country was no longer generating electricity."Today, September 11, 2022, at night, at 03.41 am (0141 GMT), unit No. 6 of the ZNPP was disconnected from the power grid. Preparations are underway for its cooling and transfer to a cold state," state nuclear agency Energoatom said in statement.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.) Source link

Russia Loses Control Of Key Northeast Towns As Ukrainian Troops Advance

The Russian withdrawal was heralded by Ukrainian leaders.(File)Kyiv: Moscow abandoned its main bastion in northeastern Ukraine on Saturday, in a sudden collapse of one of the war's principal front lines after Ukrainian forces made a rapid advance.The swift fall of Izium in Kharkiv province was Moscow's worst defeat since its troops were forced back from the capital Kyiv in March. This could prove a decisive turning point in the 6-month-old war, with thousands of Russian soldiers abandoning ammunition stockpiles and equipment as they fled.Russian forces used Izium as the logistics base for one of their main campaigns - a months-long assault from the north on the adjacent Donbas region comprised of Donetsk and Luhansk.The state-run TASS news agency quoted Russia's defence ministry as sayi...

Russia “Regrouping” Its Forces After Ukraine Announces Gains In Kharkiv

Russia said it is "regrouping" its forces to back efforts in the Donetsk region. (File)Moscow: Moscow announced Saturday that it was withdrawing forces in the eastern Kharkiv region of Ukraine after Kyiv said its troops had made sweeping gains in the territory held for months by Russia's army."To achieve the goals of the special military operation to liberate Donbas, a decision was made to regroup Russian troops stationed in the Balakliya and Izyum regions, to bolster efforts along the Donetsk front," Russia's defence ministry said in a statement.The apparent drawdown of Russian forces comes as Ukrainian troops said they had entered the town of Kupiansk in Kharkiv, with military observers saying Kyiv's army had advanced further still.The defence ministry said that the withdrawal of troo...

Ukraine Makes “Lightning” Advances In Russia-Held East, Says Kyiv

Ukraine's push appears to have caught Russian troops largely off guard. (Representational)Kyiv: Kyiv said Saturday its forces were making lightning gains in the east of the country in a shock counter-offensive to recapture territory that fell to Russia shortly after Moscow's February invasion.German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock meanwhile arrived in the Ukrainian capital for a surprise visit, which she said was to demonstrate Berlin's support for Ukraine in its battle against Russia."Ukrainian troops are advancing in eastern Ukraine, liberating more cities and villages. Their courage coupled with Western military support brings astonishing results," foreign ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolenko said in a statement on social media."It's crucial to keep sending arms to Ukraine. Defeating...

Volodymyr Zelensky Says Ukraine Forces Recaptured Places Near Kharkiv

Ukraine War: Ukraine has been waging a counter-offensive in the south of the country since last week.Kyiv: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Wednesday that Kyiv troops have recaptured from Russian forces several settlements in the Kharkiv region in the country's northeast."This week we have good news from Kharkiv region," Zelensky said in his daily address, adding that "now is not the right time to name those settlements, where the Ukrainian flag has returned".Observers have reported a breakthrough by Ukrainian forces in the Kharkiv region in recent days, with no official confirmation of the potential gains.Ukraine has been waging a counter-offensive in the south of the country since last week, where it also claimed recapturing several villages.Kharkiv region has been partl...

Ukraine Admits Attacking Russian Military Bases In Crimea

Major blasts took place at the Saki air base in Crimea last month. (File)Kyiv: Valeriy Zaluzhnyi, the commander in chief of Ukraine's armed forces, on Wednesday for the first time admitted that Ukraine had carried out missile strikes that hit Russian military bases in annexed Crimea.Ukraine has "successfully carried out missile strikes on enemy military bases, including Saki airfield", Zaluzhnyi wrote in an article published by the state-run Ukrinform news agency.Major blasts at the Saki air base in Crimea last month, which left at least one person dead and destroyed military aviation hardware, have been explained by Moscow as an accident.But analysts have said that satellite imagery pointed to a likely attack by Ukrainian forces, with no public acknowledgement by Kyiv officials at that...

Ukraine Urges For Evacuation Of Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant Town

Russia denies targeting civilians and accuses Kyiv of shelling the nuclear plant. (File)Kyiv: Ukraine on Wednesday called for the residents of Russian-occupied areas around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant to evacuate for their own safety.Moscow and Kyiv accuse each other of shelling the nuclear plant, Europe's largest, risking a nuclear disaster."I appeal to the residents of the districts adjacent to the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant .... evacuate! Find a way to get to (Ukrainian) controlled territory," Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said in a post on the Telegram messaging service.The exiled Ukrainian mayor of Enerhodar, the main town serving the plant, said in a separate Telegram post that it was under fire from Russian forces and that the town had no electrical supply...

Ukrainian Nuclear Operator Calls For UN Peacekeepers At Zaporizhzhia Plant

Radiation levels around the plant are normal, according to the ministry. (Representational)Ukraine: Ukrainian nuclear operator on Wednesday said they would support the deployment of UN peacekeepers in the Russian-occupied nuclear plant of Zaporizhzhia, a day after the UN atomic watchdog called for a security zone around the plant."One of the ways to create a security zone at the ZNPP could be to set up a peacekeeping contingent there and withdraw Russian troops" Energoatom chief Petro Kotyn said in remarks broadcast by Ukrainian TV.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.) Source link