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Russia Ukraine War Live Updates: Ukraine said a new attempt was underway on Friday to evacuate scores of civilians trapped in a heavily bombed steelworks in the city of Mariupol after bloody fighting with Russian forces thwarted efforts to bring them to safety the previous day.

Meanwhile, Hungary said it cannot support the European Union’s new sanctions package against Russia, which includes an embargo on oil imports, in its present form, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday. The EU’s executive on Wednesday proposed the toughest package of sanctions yet against Moscow for its war in Ukraine, but several countries worried about the impact of cutting off Russian oil imports stood in the way of agreement.

In other news, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the Ukrainian conflict has lessons for future wars and the Indian Air Force must gear up for it. “If we look at some of the recent conflicts, there are several insights. If we closely watch conflicts in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and more recently, Ukraine, we will get many points to think about and plan for future wars,” Singh said delivering the keynote address for the 37th Air Chief Marshal PC Lal Memorial Lecture.

Russia-Ukraine war live updates: Russia will not use nuclear weapons in Ukraine, foreign ministry says

Russia-Ukraine War Live Updates: EU proposes ban on Russian oil; ‘Bloody battles’ at Mariupol’s steel plant; Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘missile terrorism’; Follow the latest updates here

Ukraine’s finance minister wants a total embargo on Russian oil and gas

Ukrainian Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko said on Friday that current international sanctions against Russia over the war in Ukraine were not enough and called for a full embargo on Russian oil and gas. (Reuters)

Kremlin declines to say whether Putin apologized to Israel over Hitler’s remarks

The Kremlin on Friday declined to say whether President Vladimir Putin had apologized to Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett following an assertion from Russia’s foreign minister that Adolf Hitler had Jewish origins. Israel lambasted Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for the comment, describing the remarks as an “unforgivable” falsehood that minimized the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust.

Bennett said on Thursday that Putin had apologized for the remark and that he, Bennett, had accepted the apology. (Reuters)

Kremlin says Poland might be a source of threat

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said on Friday that there was hostile rhetoric coming out of Poland and that Warsaw could be a source of threat’.

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Poland has led calls for the EU to toughen sanctions and for the Western NATO alliance to arm Ukraine as it tries to resist Russian forces that have poured into its east. Polish environment and climate minister Anna Moskwa said on Monday that ‘Poland is proud to be on Putin’s list of unfriendly countries.’ (Reuters)

Russian Finance Minister expects around $6.5 billion in extra oil and gas revenues in May

Russia’s finance ministry on Friday said it expects to receive 414 billion roubles ($6.51 billion) in additional oil and gas revenues this month, but said revenues in April were 133.1 billion roubles lower than forecast.

Soaring energy prices have boosted inflows to Russia’s budget even as Western nations shun and sanction Moscow over its actions in Ukraine and the European Union plans to end the continent’s reliance on Russian oil and gas. ($1 = 63.5750 roubles) (Reuters)

Amnesty International: Russia must face war crimes justice

Amnesty International says it has documented extensive war crimes by Russian forces in communities around the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, including arbitrary executions, bombardments of residences, and torture.

“The pattern of crimes committed by Russian forces that we have documented includes both unlawful attacks and wilful killings of civilians,” Agnes Callamard, Amnesty International’s Secretary-General, said in a statement on Friday. “It is vital that all those responsible, including up the chain of command, are brought to justice.”

The organization said it collected evidence and testimony in eight cities near Kyiv, including Bucha. After Russian forces retreated from Bucha in April, corpses were found lying on streets, many with their hands bound behind their backs, and in mass graves. Kyiv regional governor Oleksandr Pavlyuk said that at least 1,235 civilian bodies have been found in the region. (AP)

Russia will not use nuclear weapons in Ukraine, says the foreign ministry

Russia will not use nuclear weapons in Ukraine, foreign ministry spokesman Alexei Zaitsev said on Friday. Zaitsev told reporters the use of nuclear weapons by Russia – a risk that Western officials have publicly discussed – was not applicable to what Moscow calls its special military operation in Ukraine.

CIA director William Burns said on April 14 that given the setbacks Russia had suffered in Ukraine, ‘none of us can take lightly the threat posed by a potential resort to tactical nuclear weapons or low-yield nuclear weapons.’ (Reuters)

Food prices ease slightly in April after record surge, says UN agency

World food prices eased slightly in April after hitting a record high in March, but global food security remained a concern because of the difficult market conditions, the UN food agency said on Friday.

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Russia says it destroyed a large ammunition depot in east Ukraine

Russia’s defense ministry said on Friday that its missiles destroyed a large ammunition depot in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk.

It also said its air defenses shot down two Ukrainian warplanes, a Su-25, and a MiG-29, in the eastern Luhansk region. (Reuters)

Almost 500 civilians evacuated from Mariupol, says Ukraine

Ukraine said Friday that around 500 civilians have been evacuated from the besieged port city of Mariupol. 

Almost 500 civilians have been evacuated from Mariupol and its besieged Azovstal steel plant since an UN-led rescue operation began, reported news agency AFP, quoting the head of Ukraine’s president

Hungary cannot support new EU sanctions against Russia in its present form, says PM Orban

Hungary cannot support the European Union’s new sanctions package, which includes an embargo on oil imports, in its present form, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday

 

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