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March 25, 2022 / 11:06 PM IST

Russia Ukraine Crisis Highlights: In Poland, Joe Biden visits US troops on NATO eastern flank

Russia Ukraine Crisis Highlights: US President Joe Biden on Friday got a firsthand look at international efforts to help some of the millions of Ukrainian war refugees in Poland, and spoke to American troops bolstering NATO's eastern flank.

Russia Ukraine Crisis Highlights: The United States assesses that Russia is suffering failure rates as high as 60 percent for some of the precision-guided missiles it is using to attack Ukraine, three US officials with knowledge of the intelligence told Reuters.

The disclosure could help explain why Russia has failed to achieve what most could consider basic objectives since its invasion a month ago, such as neutralizing Ukraine's air force, despite the apparent strength

of its military against Ukraine's much smaller armed forces.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked EU leaders for working together to support Ukraine and impose sanctions on Russia. He also appealed to the EU leaders, to move quickly on Ukraine's application to join the bloc.

US President Joe Biden says that he wants Russia out of the G-20. Biden made the comments during a press conference in Brussels following a series of urgent NATO meetings on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The G-20, or Group of Twenty, is an intergovernmental forum of 19 countries and the European Union that works on major global issues. He said he raised the issue Thursday with other world leaders.

Joe Biden said Russian President Vladimir Putin was wrong to assume NATO would be divided over Ukraine. Biden said that Russia's invasion of Ukraine has built greater unity within NATO, the European Union and the Group of Seven economies.
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  • March 25, 2022 / 10:49 PM IST

    Russia-Ukraine Crisis LIVE | In Poland, Biden visits US troops on NATO eastern flank

    US President Joe Biden on Friday got a firsthand look at international efforts to help some of the millions of Ukrainian war refugees in Poland, and spoke to American troops bolstering NATO's eastern flank.

    Biden shared a meal with soldiers from the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division stationed in the area of Rzeszow airport, and spoke about the high stakes of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

    "You are in the midst of a fight between democracies and oligarchs," Biden said, referring to rich Russians who have faced Western sanctions since the war started on February 24. "What's at stake is what are your kids and grandkids going to look like in terms of their freedom," Biden said. (Reuters)

  • March 25, 2022 / 10:25 PM IST

    Russia-Ukraine Crisis LIVE | Apple closes Russian Mir card loophole for Apple Pay, says Sberbank

    US tech giant Apple has suspended its Apple Pay service for Russia's Mir card payment system, Russia's largest lender and payments system said on Friday, closing a loophole that had allowed Russians to keep using the service.

    Apple Inc restricted the use of Apple Pay, which began operating in Russia in 2016, on March 1 in the wake of Russia's decision to send tens of thousands of troops into Ukraine on Feb. 24, preventing Russian Mastercard and Visa cardholders using the service.

    But Russia's home-grown system, Mir, remained connected to Apple Pay until that access was removed on Thursday, according to Russia's National Card Payment System (NSPK). (Reuters)

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  • March 25, 2022 / 10:20 PM IST

    Russia-Ukraine Crisis LIVE | Ukrainian city of Mariupol estimates 300 were killed in theatre bombing

    Local officials, citing witness accounts, said on Friday they estimate that 300 people were killed in the bombing of a theatre in the besieged southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol on March 16.

    The city council had not previously provided a toll and made clear it was not possible to determine an exact figure after the incident, in which it said a Russian air strike hit the Drama Theatre where hundreds of people had been sheltering.

    The Ukrainian government has previously said it was impossible to tell how many were killed because Mariupol is in chaos and under almost constant bombardment from Russian forces. Russia has denied bombing the theatre. The Kremlin says Russian forces have not targeted civilians after invading Ukraine on Feb. 24. (Reuters)

  • March 25, 2022 / 09:58 PM IST

    Russia-Ukraine Crisis LIVE | Russia warns West: gas bills in roubles are just days away

    Russia warned the West on Friday that billing in roubles for billions of dollars of natural gas exports to Europe could be just days away, Moscow's toughest response yet to crippling sanctions imposed by the West for the invasion of Ukraine.

    With the Russian economy facing its gravest crisis since the years that followed the break-up of the Soviet Union, President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hit back at the West, ordering that Russian gas exports should be paid for in roubles. (Reuters)