Russia Ukraine Conflict LIVE Updates : White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki Anticipated That an Attack Could Take Place at Any Time.
Ukrainians opposed strain from Moscow with a banner waving public demonstration of solidarity on Wednesday, while the US cautioned that Russia had added 7,000 soldiers close to Ukraine's lines in spite of the Kremlin's declaration that powers be pulled back from the area. Had been. Remain tuned to TOI for live updates:
Amid Russia-Ukraine conflict, UK to scrap 'golden visa' scheme-
The Russian invasion of Ukraine could happen anytime now, the White House said on Wednesday, with President Joe Biden planning to send Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of State Tony Blinken to the Munich conference to meet with world leaders and unite them against Moscow. announced. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speculates
Amid pressure to cut ties with Russia following its crackdown on Ukraine, the UK government is planning to end visas that provide fast-track residency to foreign investors in the country. The BBC, citing a government source in the United Kingdom, reported that the cancellation of Tier 1 "investor visas", often referred to as "golden visas", could be announced next week.
Meanwhile, Russia announced a new withdrawal of military forces from the Crimean peninsula annexed by Moscow on 17 February, continuing a troop withdrawal met with suspicion from Ukraine's western allies. The Tier 1 Investor Visa is for those who show they have at least £2 million to invest in the UK. These visas provide residency in the UK to those investing £2 million or more and allow their families to join them. These visa holders can then apply for permanent residency in the country, depending on how much they invest.
The scheme was launched in 2008 to encourage wealthy people from outside the European Union (EU) to invest in the UK. According to the plan, an investment of £2 million allows an application within five years, which is reduced to three years, with an investment of £5 million, or £10 million over two years.
GoFirst will evaluate operational flights to Ukraine: Airline official
A senior aircraft official said on Thursday that financial plan transporter GoFirst will assess the choice of working sanctioned traveler trips to Ukraine assuming the public authority has a proposition. With an end goal to work with the movement of Indians from Ukraine, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has lifted limitations on the quantity of flights that can be worked between the two nations under the air bubble system.
An official said on Thursday that any number of flights, including chartered flights, can be operated between the two countries. The official also said that Indian carriers have been asked to look at flights to Ukraine due to the surge in demand, adding that the ministry is coordinating with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) regarding flight services.
Ukraine intelligence shows no proof of Russian troop withdrawal-
The latest Ukrainian intelligence report compiled on Wednesday showed no evidence of Russia withdrawing its forces from near Ukraine's borders, Defense Minister Oleksey Reznikov told Reuters in an interview. Ukraine will only believe that Russia is serious about mitigating the current crisis if it withdraws its troops, military hardware and weapons, including forces stationed in Belarus, for the exercise that ends on February 20, he said.
According to the Ukrainian military, about 140,000 combined Russian military and pro-Russian separatist forces currently largely possess Ukraine, including 125,000 ground troops. He said there are 9,000 Russian soldiers in Belarus alone. By comparison, Reznikov said there are about 35,000 troops in Ukraine's eastern Donbass region, where Kiev has been battling a Russian-backed separatist insurgency since 2014.