Sunday, 29 May, 2022

Topic: Ukraine

Fate of Ukraine will tempt China on Taiwan. And US might not be in a position to push back

As US commitments in Europe increase, many Asian nations – including India – will wonder if it’s wise to irk China, with no guarantee of American support.

Modi’s India is in a foreign policy sweet spot by playing all sides — US, China, EU, Russia

Modi met Japanese PM Kishida, and is welcoming the Israeli PM and Chinese foreign minister. India is also buying cheap oil from Russia without US sanctions.

India, Australia interim trade deal not in sight even after PM Modi’s summit with Morrison

During his second bilateral summit meeting with Australian PM Scott Morrison, PM Modi said CECA is crucial for the ‘economic security’ of both countries.

10 million Ukrainians have fled their homes after Russian invasion, UN says

While most have stayed in Ukraine, about 3.4 million — mainly women, children and elderly people — have sought refuge in other countries.

Standard dress code blue, but Russian cosmonauts board space station in Ukrainian flag colours

Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveyev and Sergey Korsakov of Roscosmos were the first to arrive at the ISS since the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine war last month.

Reports of progress in peace talks ‘wrong’, Ukraine ‘in no rush’ for deal, claims Kremlin

Dismissing Financial Times report of progress in peace talks, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russian negotiators were ready to work around the clock and blamed Ukraine for delay.

China’s foreign ministry endorses envoy’s comments on Ukraine, talks of ‘political settlement’

Ambassador Fan Xianrong had reportedly told Lviv Governor Maksym Kozytskyi during a meeting Monday that China was 'friendly country for Ukrainian people' & would 'never attack Ukraine'.

Russia’s war in Ukraine is crushing Sri Lanka’s $81 billion economy

Hit by soaring oil import costs and a dip in tourism revenue, Sri Lanka is racing to avert a default amid dwindling forex holdings.

TV news had time for UP, Ukraine, Kashmir, Congress. What if Pakistan had misfired a missile?

We could've had a little ‘mahayudh’ of our own than ‘non-stop’, ‘exclusive’ coverage of ‘World at War’ in Ukraine. But TV channels won't show it.

Facing heavy ‘personnel losses’ in Ukraine, Russia may call in Syrians, mercenaries

UK intel says Russia redeploying troops to keep seized Ukrainian territory under control; Zelenskyy to address US Congress Wednesday.

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Representational image of cryptocurrencies | Pizabay

What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.