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The US Fears Use Bioweapons In Ukraine

The US warned that Russia could use bioweapons against Ukraine in the ongoing war while rejecting the assumptions that the US was supporting a bioweapons program in Ukraine.

Russia has alleged that Ukraine was working on a bioweapons program with the support of the US. But America has rejected the allegation saying that Moscow could use the bioweapons themselves.

Highlights:

• The US denied that it was supporting any bioweapons program in Ukraine
• America called the allegation a conspiracy theory for using bioweapons by Russia
• White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the disinformation by Russia was a sign that Russians could use the biological weapons
• Psaki hinted that Russia had a track record of accusing the west

Did Russia Find Bioweapons In Ukraine?

US Fears Use Bioweapons In Ukraine

Russian foreign ministry claimed to find evidence of the presence of biological weapons in Ukraine in its 6th March tweet. It said that Russian forces caught Ukrainians erasing traces of a military-biological program allegedly funded by the US.

The US Rejected The Allegation

State Department spokesman Ned Price issued a statement soon after … Read the rest

Russia-Ukraine War: 10 Big Developments Of The Day

With Russian troops now targeting major Ukrainian cities, the numbers of residents fleeing neighboring countries have increased. The world is seeing an unprecedented refugee crisis as the number of refugees has already crossed 1.5 million.

10 Developments Of the Russia-Ukraine war:

• Residents of the besieged city of Mariupol are trapped without water and electricity as all attempts to evacuate the civilians have failed due to repeated ceasefire violations by Russian forces.

• Vinnytsia airport in central Ukraine was destroyed by Russian missiles said President Volodymyr Zelensky.

• Mortar fire killed three civilians trying to flee Irpin reported BBC.

• Pope Francis rejected the “military operation” term used by Russia for justifying its actions saying that rivers of blood and tears were flowing in Ukraine. Pope also said that the war was leading only to death, destruction, and misery.

• Top global firms including the streaming giant Netflix, accounting firms KPMG, PWC, and financial service company American Express cut ties with Russia amid the ongoing Ukraine war.

Russia-Ukraine war

• Russia asks its merchants to limit sales of essential items to counter … Read the rest

Ukraine Asks For Help As Russia Shells Government And Residential Targets

As Russia mounted its attack on Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky asks the US to help. Zelensky said that it was important to stop the aggressor at the earliest.

10 Latest Developments Of Russia-Ukraine War:

Russia-Ukraine War
  1. Following Canada and other European countries, the US also closes its airspace for Russian airplanes.
  2. The World Bank announced a $3 billion aid package including $350 million in immediate funds for Ukraine.
  3. Russian defense minister urged Ukrainian residents to flee as their forces have started targeting administrative units and residential areas of major Ukrainian cities.
  4. A total of 18 people including a 21-year-old Indian student, Naveen Shekharappa, are killed in Russian shelling on Kharkiv, the second major city of Ukraine. Indian PM Modi offered his condolences to the deceased student.
  5. India will operate 26 flights from the neighboring countries of Romania, Hungary, Poland, and the Slovak Republic to bring back the stranded Indian students in Ukraine.
  6. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called US President Biden for help and asked the European Union to prove that it was accepting Ukraine as its member. Ukraine has just joined the European Union.
  7. The European Union removed certain Russian banks from
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The US Administration Expressed Its Displeasure Over India’s Stand On The Ukrainian Crisis

Biden administration has been trying to reach India at various levels – White House, the State Department, and the National Security Council – to seek full support of India on the Ukraine crisis.

During a White House news conference on the Ukraine crisis, President Joe Biden said that they were going to have consultations with India. They hadn’t resolved that fully. But the US officials have expressed their displeasure at India’s stand.

Indo-Russia Relations V/S Indo-US Strategic Partnership

Indo-Russia Relations V/S Indo-US Strategic Partnership

India has a historic relationship with Russia dating back to the Soviet era. At the same time, it has improved its strategic partnership with the US in the last decade and a half. Individually India has maintained its strategic independence under Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

PM Modi Called President Putin

PM Modi appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin to end the violence to return to the path of dialogue through diplomatic negotiations. PM Modi also reiterated India’s belief that differences could be resolved only through dialogue.

Russian President Putin Answers The World

Russian President Putin Answers The World

Putin announced that Moscow had no plans to occupy Ukrainian … Read the rest

Putin Said He Had Made The Decision Of A Military Operation

Russian President Vladimir Putin started a military operation in Ukraine but his foreign minister said that a full-scale invasion was underway. Russia has already deployed between 150,000 to 200,000 troops along the Ukraine borders and they have started bombing targets in Ukraine.

Putin’s Message For Ukrainian Soldiers

Lay your arms roared the Russian President in his first address to the Ukraine army. Putin also assured the soldiers that they could leave the battlefield without hindrance.

Putin Justifies The Action

The Russian President claimed that he was approached by rebel leaders for military help. Also, he couldn’t see genocide in Ukraine. Earlier Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov updated the world through media that the separatist leaders of Donetsk and Lugansk asked Moscow to help them repel Ukraine’s aggression in separate letters. The Russian state media published the letters dated 22 February.

Putin Ignored Ukraine’s Appeal

Putin Ignored Ukraine's Appeal

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky asked Moscow to avoid a major war in Europe in an emotional appeal on late Wednesday night. He said that Russian people were being lied to about Ukraine. He further maintained that he tried to call Putin but … Read the rest

Why Did Angelina Jolie Sell Her Stake In The French Vineyard She Bought With Brad Pitt?

Brad Pitt accused his ex-wife Angelina Jolie of selling her share of the French Vineyard where they tied the knot in 2008. Once the highest-profile couple of Hollywood, Brad Pitt and Jolie separated in 2016 but remained locked in court battles including custody of their six children.

Where Is The French Vineyard?

It is Chateau Miraval in southern France where they bought a controlling stake soon after their marriage. Also, they agreed not to sell their shares without others’ consent. The agreement is still in force despite their divorce. The fresh issue erupted after Jolie sold her stake according to the lawsuit.

Did Jolie Sell Her Stake?

The legal document alleges that Jolie sold her interest to a Luxembourg-based spirits manufacturer controlled by Russian oligarch Yuri Shefler last October. Pitt filed a lawsuit after getting details of the deal. He said that was a breach of the terms of the agreement.

Angelina Jolie Sell Her Stake

What Are Pitt’s Allegations?

In 2008, the vineyard was in a poor state and the couple decided to develop the property into a profitable wine business. They paid approximately 25 million Euros ($25 million) … Read the rest