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Russia-Ukraine Crisis: Ukrainian counterattacks slowing Russian offensive in the east

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said on Friday that he "absolutely" expected the United States would eventually re-open its embassy in Ukraine, but stopped short of predicting when that would happen. Meanwhile, Russia said it would fight to take control over all east and south of Ukraine. Stay tuned for live updates.
Last Updated : 24 April 2022, 01:17 IST

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16:0723 Apr 2022

Russian-speaking Latvians call for war''s end

Hundreds of protesters belonging to Latvia's sizable Russian-speaking community have taken part in a large-scale demonstration in the Baltic nation's capital, Riga, condemning the Kremlin regime and Moscow's aggression on Ukraine.Participants of Saturday's rally entitled “The Russian Voice Against War” waved Ukrainian flags and posters with inscriptions such as “Stop the genocide in Ukraine” and “Complete Russian gas and oil embargo” at the central Freedom Monument, Latvia's public broadcaster LSM reported.
12:2723 Apr 2022

Lviv announces curfew starting Easter night

Lviv regional governor Maksym Kozytskyy has announced a curfew starting on Orthodox Easter night.

Citing “new intelligence”, Kozytskyy said the curfew would run from 11 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday, and then every day between those hours until further notice.

“Unfortunately, the enemy doesn't have such a concept as a major religious holiday,” Kozytskyy wrote. “They are so beastly that they don't understand what Easter is.”

11:2623 Apr 2022

Official says Russian forces are attacking a steel plant that is the last Ukrainian stronghold in the city of Mariupol, reports AP.

11:2523 Apr 2022

'Fierce battles' in eastern Ukraine: Governors

Authorities in two eastern Ukrainian regions said Saturday that fighting with Russian forces was "fierce", as hope fades for a truce over Orthodox Easter weekend.

The governor of the eastern Kharkiv region, Oleg Sinegubov, said on Telegram that Kyiv retook three villages near the Russian border after "fierce battles".

11:2523 Apr 2022

Video shows civilians in underground shelters

A video released by the Azov regiment of Ukraine's National Guard, part of a group currently holed up in the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, shows women and children sheltering underground. Some of them have been hiding in the plant's tunnels for up to two months.

Published 23 April 2022, 01:13 IST

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