Russia Ukraine War Updates: The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted its first statement on Ukraine since Russia’s military action began on February 24, expressing “strong support” for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ efforts to find a peaceful solution to the 10-week “dispute.” The short presidential statement approved at a very brief council meeting Friday does not mention a “war,” “conflict” or “invasion” as many council members call Russia’s ongoing military action, or a “special military operation” as Moscow refers to it.
Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden has authorised the shipment of another $150 million in military assistance for Ukraine for artillery rounds and radar systems in its fight against Russia’s invading forces. A US official said the latest tranche of assistance includes 25,000 155mm artillery rounds, counter-artillery radars, jamming equipment, field equipment and spare parts.
In other news, many Indian students pursuing medical courses in Ukraine, who returned home following the invasion, seem to be uncertain about going back to their universities. A number of these medical students have told indianexpress.com that some teachers and locals allegedly hold it against them that New Delhi has not supported Ukraine in this Russia-waged war. Here’s what we know about the issue.