Russia-Ukrainian War Current Affairs, GK & News

UNHRC Debate on Ukraine

The United Nations Human Rights Council voted to have an urgent debate on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, further isolating Russia, which had previously resisted Ukraine’s efforts to bring attention to war crimes. Overview: Russia’s aggression against Ukraine dominated the start of the United Nations’ main annual session in Geneva, Switzerland, with countries rallying behind Ukraine’s ..

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IAF in ‘Operation Ganga’

Indian Air Force (IAF) C-17 transport aircraft has now been deployed into “Operation Ganga”, in order to evacuate stranded Indian nationals in Ukraine. Ukrainian airspace was shut down on February 24, 2022, in the aftermath of Russian military offensive. Highlights C-17 left from Hindon base near Delhi for Romania on March 2, to bring back ..

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EU membership of Ukraine

President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, recently asked European Union (EU) to allow Ukraine to immediately become a member, under a special procedure. Key Points Following the request, President of European Council Charles Michel noted that, the council will have to “seriously look at Ukraine’s request for EU membership”. Ukraine has filed the membership application as ..

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Airspace Curbs on Russia

Recently, jurisdictions have started blockading their airspace to aircraft operated or registered by Russia, in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Key Points Use of airspace has become a crucial tool by countries to affirm their take in geopolitical conflicts. In 2019, Pakistan closed its airspace to India, following Balakot air strikes. In 2021, ..

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World’s largest plane ‘Mriya’

On the fourth day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, Russia destroyed the largest plane in the world called “Ukraine’s Antonov-225 cargo plane”. The plane was destroyed outside Kyiv. Key Points According to weapons manufacturer Ukroboronprom, restoring “AN-225 Mriya” would cost over USD 3 billion and could take over five years. The aircraft was unique to ..

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US Resolution on Ukraine crisis

On February 17, 2022, The US Senate voted overwhelmingly to show its support for an independent Ukraine. Key facts Senate also condemn Russian military aggression toward its neighbour, amid emergence of fresh fears of a possible invasion which in turn could spiral toward a European war. This resolution was passed after President Joe Biden noted that, ..

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