Moscow, March 6: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and US President Joe Biden held talks on the Russia-Ukraine conflict today. Both presidents discussed financial support and sanctions against Russia. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian foreign minister has told his US counterpart in a meeting that Ukraine needs fighter jets and air-defence systems to fight the invader. He also blasted the UN as "Weak" after NATO’s refusal to implement a no-fly zone over Ukraine.

Russian on Saturday had ordered a ceasefire in two Ukrainian cities for safe evacuations on civilians. However, Russia resumes its offensive on the strategic port city of Mariupol after a temporary ceasefire failed. Russian troops are trying to take control of southern Ukraine, moving closer to the vital port city of Odessa, as it tries to cut off the Ukrainian government from the sea. Russia-Ukraine War Live Updates: Kyiv Planning To Hold Third Round of Peace Talks With Russian Officials.

American Couple Refuses to Leave Kyiv

Israel Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Kremlin to discuss the Ukraine crisis, AFP reported.

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Mastercard and Visa are suspending their operations in Russia after its invasion of Ukraine. After announcing the suspension of operations, all Visa transactions in Russia will cease in the coming days. On Saturday, PayPal had also announced to suspend its operation in Russia.

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Luxury retailers including LVMH, Kering, Hermes, and Chanel have closed their stores in Russia. Inditex, one of the world's largest clothing retailers and which owns brands such as Zara, will close over 500 stores in Russia. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the US government-backed news service, suspended operations in Russia early on Sunday.

'We are at a turning point in history. Russia tries to destroy Ukraine, but also attempts to destroy freedom and human dignity in the heart of Europe':

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Saturday he had spoken to SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk and announced the country would receive more of its Starlink satellite internet terminals next week.

Doctors Without Borders, a humanitarian medical non-governmental organisation, has stated that the humanitarian situation in Mariupol is now 'catastrophic'. The biggest problem is that Mariupol has problems with access to drinking water. The city is also running out of food, electricity, and power supply, the organisation said.

According to sources within the Indian government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will speak to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy over a phone call on Monday morning. This is because Ukraine is in crisis and earlier President Zelenskyy wanted PM Modi to speak on the issue. As many Indian nationals are still stranded in Sumy and other cities of Ukraine, the Indian Embassy in Ukraine and the Indian Government are putting their efforts into evacuating Indian Nationals as soon as possible, says MEA

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