Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicRussia-Ukraine conflict

Topic: Russia-Ukraine conflict

Thousands of Russians sent home for being ‘unfit’ after major defeat in Lyman

The recapture of Lyman by Ukrainian troops is Russia's largest battlefield setback since Ukraine's lightning counteroffensive in the northeastern Kharkiv region in September.

Ukraine celebrates victory in Lyman, ally of Putin mulls over ‘low-grade’ nuclear response

Russia had used Lyman as a logistics hub for operations north of Donetsk. Its capture is Ukraine's biggest gain since the counteroffensive in the Kharkiv region last month.

‘Entire villages are leaving’ — Ukrainians flee under military watch from Russian annexation

As Russia prepares to annex a swathe of Ukrainian territory the size of Portugal in four provinces, hundreds of Ukrainians escaped through the last Russian checkpoint.

US unveils $1.1-bn arms package for Ukraine war, includes 18 HIMARS launcher systems

The Biden administration will use funds from the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative to procure weapons, including 150 vehicles, 2 radars to track unmanned aerial systems among others.

Putin says Russian farmers drafted into military, signals risks for 2023 crop

The announcement of Russia's first public mobilisation since World War II for its 'special military operation' in Ukraine, has triggered a rush for the border by eligible men.

US spells out ‘catastrophic consequences’ for Putin if nuclear weapons are used in Ukraine

Kyiv: The United States warned on Sunday of "catastrophic consequences" if Moscow uses nuclear weapons in Ukraine, after Russia's foreign minister said regions holding widely...

‘Nuclear issue is particular anxiety,’ India calls for immediate end to Ukraine conflict at UNSC

India emphasised the crisis must be resolved through diplomacy & reiterated the need of the hour is to end the conflict. Jaishankar met Ukrainian PM Denys Shmyhal at the UN Wednesday.

Russia lures foreigners with citizenship if they fight in Ukraine, hires mercenaries, convicts

Meanwhile, the international community has slammed plans by separatist regions in Ukraine to hold referendums, calling it an attempt to divert attention from Russia’s battle reversals.

Four implications of a Russian defeat in Ukraine—one affects India the most

For Indian foreign policy, a weakened Russia is a mixed bag: it is likely to be more beholden to Beijing, but its support to China in the Indo-Pacific would matter less.

Russia-Ukraine conflict shows famines aren’t far. War and hunger go hand-in-hand

Historically, famines have been triggered by extreme weather conditions due to climate change. All these factors, plus war and Covid-19, are at work today.

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.