Moscow, March 5: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy blasted NATO for refusing to impose a no-fly zone over Ukraine. He said that the open airspace will lead to more bombardment in Ukraine. US Ambassador to UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield on March 4 said that Russian forces are now 20 miles, and closing towards Ukraine’s second-largest nuclear facility.

The United Nations Security Council will meet Monday to discuss the humanitarian situation in Ukraine. Meanwhile, Ukraine will join the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) as a "contributing participant", the NATO-accredited military research institution said in a statement on Friday. Russia-Ukraine 'War': Russian Major General Andrei Sukhovetsky Killed by Ukrainians.

Russian state regulator announced to block access to Facebook and Twitter in the country. Russian parliament signed a bill that would impose prison terms for spreading “fake news.” The move was part of a crackdown on independent media and activists since the start of the Russian invasion. Russia-Ukraine War: Elon Musk Calls for Immediate Boost in Oil and Gas Production To Replace Russian Output.

Authorities in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol said an evacuation of civilians planned for Saturday had been postponed as Russian forces encircling the city were not respecting an agreed ceasefire. In a statement, the city council asked residents to return to shelters in the city and wait for further information on evacuation

Indian Embassy in Ukraine:

Multiple explosions were heard in Kharkiv. Residents have been asked to go to the nearest shelter, ANI has reported quoting The Kyiv Independent. Russian forces have made further advances towards the eastern outskirts of Kyiv. The mayor of the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol has said Russian forces have 'blockaded' the city.

NMC issues guidelines for the registration of foreign medical graduates:

Singapore Foreign Ministry on Saturday said that it has introduced sanctions on the Russian Central Bank and some other Russian banks as well as imposed restrictions on the exports to the country over the Russian military operation in Ukraine.

Samsung has suspended product shipments to Russia "due to current geopolitical developments." Earlier, Apple and Microsoft had stopped operations in Russia.

The New York Times reports that fourteen cargo planes carrying military aid landed near Ukraine's border on Friday, with the weapons to be transferred into the country.

Air raid alert in Kyiv. Residents should go to the nearest shelter, ANI reported quoting The Kyiv Independent.

Russia Declares Temporary Ceasefire in Ukraine:

Russian forces bomb military hospital in the town of Irpin, just outside capital Kyiv as shelling intensifies in the region.

Evacuation Begins in Mariupol:

Elon Musk Says Need To Increase Oil & Gas Output Immediately:

PayPal Holdings Inc, a payments company, has shut down its services in Russia on Saturday citing "the current circumstances."

An AirAsia India evacuation flight from Suceava in Romania carrying 170 Indian evacuees from Ukraine landed at Delhi early morning on Saturday.

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