Russia Bombs Sumy, 9 Dead; Humanitarian Corridors Open In Cherhihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Mariupol, Kyiv; Gold, Brent Oil Price In Focus
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The 694 Indian students were remaining in Sumy last night, all have now left for Poltava (Ukraine) in buses, Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri told PTI. Russia-Ukraine war has entered its second week and the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine deepened as Russian forces intensified their shelling and food, water, heat and medicine grew increasingly scarce. A glimmer of hope has appeared from the third round of talks between Kyiv and Moscow, with a top Ukrainian official saying there had been minor, unspecified progress toward establishing evacuation corridors. Russia’s chief negotiator said he expects those corridors to start operating Tuesday. On the war front, Russian troops are reportedly making significant advances in southern Ukraine but stalled in some other regions, even as multiple countries were discussing whether on Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s plea to provide the warplanes. The UN human rights office reported 406 confirmed civilian deaths but said the real number is much higher. The invasion has also sent 1.7 million people fleeing Ukraine. Zelenskyy has called for more punitive measures against Russia, including a global boycott of its oil exports, which are key to its economy. In a show of collective bravery, the city of Irpin refused Russian demand to surrender. In retaliation, Russia has threatened to cut off Europe’s natural gas supply by closing Nord Stream 1.
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