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First Air India flight carrying 219 Indian evacuees from Ukraine lands at Mumbai airport from Bucharest at 7.50 pm

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Piyush Goyal welcomes Indian students evacuated from Ukraine at Mumbai Airport (Photo: ANI)

An adviser to Ukraine's president says that fighting is raging in the capital and in the country's south, and that the Ukrainian military is successfully fending off Russian assaults.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's adviser Mykhailo Podolyak said Saturday that small groups of Russian forces tried to infiltrate Kyiv and engaged in fighting with Ukrainian troops. He said that wants to seize control of the Ukrainian capital and destroy the country's leadership, but said the Russian military has failed to make any gains and that the Ukrainian forces control the situation in Kyiv.

He said Russian forces were also focusing on the country's south, where intense fighting is underway in Kherson just north of Crimea, and in the Black Sea ports of Mykolaiv, Odesa and around Mariupol.

Yesterday, vetoed a UN Security Council resolution demanding that Moscow immediately stop its attack on and withdraw all troops, a defeat the United States and its supporters knew was inevitable but said would highlight Russia's global isolation. The vote on Friday was 11 in favour, with voting no and China, India and the United Arab Emirates abstaining, which showed significant but not total opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of his country's smaller and militarily weaker neighbour.

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First Published: Sat, February 26 2022. 07:15 IST

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