What we know so far on the Russia-Ukraine conflict: Key highlights


​Russia’s decision to declare independence of Luhansk and Donetsk has sent alarm bill going

Columns of military vehicles including tanks were seen on outskirts of Donetsk 

Luhansk and Donetsk regions of Eastern Ukraine have been under control of Russian backed separatists since 2014

Western powers had been worried that Russia would use Luhansk and Donetsk to make a case for an invasion

Russian President has ordered deployment of troops in breakaway regions of Ukraine

US has said Russia has now amassed close to 190,000 troops in Eastern Ukraine 


Ukraine President had urgent phone calls with President Joe Biden, PM Boris Johnson and President Macron

UK, EU and the United States will be imposing sanctions on Russia

UK has said they will sanction Russia as an invasion has begun

UN Security Council held and emergency meeting on the request of Ukraine, US and European Countries

US to bar transactions between US and Luhansk and Donetsk

US also planning a larger set of sanctions against Russia


India has expressed concern about safety of 20000 Indian students in Ukraine

Cannot afford a military escalation, convinced that this issue can only be resolved diplomatically

Need to intensify diplomatic efforts to ensure a mutually amicable solution is arrived at at the earliest

First special Air India flight to bring back students from Ukraine

Indian embassy has organized special flights in addition to commercial flights available

​MEA has called back families of Indian diplomats in Ukraine


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