At least 136 children were killed in Ukraine since the beginning of Russian invasion, that has completed 31 days, Ukraine’s office of the prosecutor general said.
Meanwhile, Moscow signalled last week it was scaling back its ambitions in Ukraine to focus on territory claimed by Russian-backed separatists in the east as Ukrainian forces went on the offensive to recapture towns outside the capital Kyiv, the Indian Express reported.
In other news, about 300 people were killed in the Russian airstrike last week on a Mariupol theater that was being used as a shelter, Ukrainian authorities said, in what would make it the war’s deadliest known attack on civilians yet.
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Indian Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi said in Lok Sabha that India is in the process of analysing the impact of Western sanctions on Moscow for India-Russia bilateral trade and economic cooperation. Meanwhile, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari justified the hikes in fuel prices, thrice in the last four days, saying that the oil prices had gone up within the international market owing to the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, which was beyond the Indian government’s control.