A child copies the position of Ukrainian servicemen standing at attention during the national anthem during an event marking a Day of Unity in Sievierodonetsk, the Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. ( Associated Press Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Live news updates: There is a growing Russian military presence at Ukraine’s borders, Western countries warned on Wednesday, as Estonia said battle groups were moving ahead of a likely attack to occupy “key terrain,” contradicting Moscow’s insistence of a pullback.
More armored vehicles, helicopters and a field hospital have been spotted, Britain’s defense intelligence chief said. Up to 7,000 more troops have moved to the border in recent days, including some arriving on Wednesday, a senior official in US President Joe Biden’s administration said, without providing evidence.
India’s recorded 30,757 new cases of Covid-19 and 541 deaths from the disease, said the health ministry on Thursday. The country’s total Covid-19 cases increased to 42.75 million and deaths to 510,413. The central government yesterday asked states to ease restrictions to slow down the third wave of the coronavirus, saying economic activity should not be hampered as infections were on a “sustained downward trend”.
India will launch on Thursday its National Hydrogen Policy that encourages boost production of the clean fuel and nudges to set up renewable energy capacity.