Western nations US, EU, UK, and Canada have ordered personal sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov over the invasion of Ukraine.
In the meantime:
- Russia vetoed a UN Security Council resolution;
- NATO deployed response force units on land, sea, and air to protect allies near Russia and Ukraine.
The US says, impose sanctions on President Putin & 3 members of Russia’s Security Council responsible for the invasion of Ukraine: Foreign Affairs Min Sergei Lavrov, Defense Min Defense Sergei Shoigu,& 1st Dy Defense Min & Chief of Gen Staff of Armed Forces of Russian Federation Valery Gerasimov.
But it is unclear what practical impact the sanctions will have on President Putin & 3 members of Russia’s Security Council.
Russia vetoed a UN Security Council resolution
Meanwhile, Russia has vetoed a UN Security Council resolution demanding that Moscow instantly stop its attack on Ukraine and withdraw all the troops from Ukraine.
The 11-1 vote — with India, China, and the United Arab Emirates abstaining — showed significantly but not total opposition to Russia’s invasion of its smaller, militarily weaker neighbor.
Russian army attacks with a series of explosions on Ukraine continue on the second day. Russian troops advance to the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv.
Its forces captured the strategic Hostomel airport, which is just seven kilometers (4 miles) northwest of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv.
Also, they landed paratroops in the surrounded area, claimed by Russia’s defense ministry. Ukraine reports higher Chernobyl radiation after Russians capture the plant on Friday.
The Chernobyl nuclear power plant, and all Chernobyl facilities have been taken under control by Russian armed groups. The military unit appointed to guard the plant has been disarmed after the firefight and a full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
Finally, total control of Chernobyl is a clear signal of Russia to NATO not to interfere in its regime.
In reaction, united States president Biden warns Putin that the US will be involved if Russia continues its move.
MEA releases information of Indian units’ support in evacuation from Ukraine. Based upon inputs from MEA on the emerging situation in Ukraine, Air India will operate two flights from Delhi to Bucharest (Romania) and Budapest (Hungary) tomorrow, February 26: Air India.
Edited By- Subbuthai Padma
Published By- Satheesh Kumar