Ukraine’s President have invited French President to see evidence of genocide.

WASHINGTON: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he has invited his French counterpart to visit Ukraine to see for himself evidence that Russian forces have committed “genocide,” a term President Emmanuel Macron has avoided.

“I talked to him yesterday. I just told him I want him to understand that this is not war, but nothing other than genocide. I invited him to come when he will have the opportunity. He’ll come and see, and I’m sure he will understand,” Zelensky told CNN in an interview recorded on Friday but broadcast on Sunday.

Zelensky said he also thought US President Joe Biden would come at some point, though White House officials have said there are no plans to do so.

The Ukrainian leader said he believed Macron was shying away from using the term “genocide” — a term Biden has now used regarding the war in Ukraine — because he thinks it would hurt the chances for diplomatic engagement with Russia.

The Ukrainian president said earlier that Macron’s refusal to use the designation was “very painful for us”. Macron is in the heat of an election campaign, with a second-round vote against far-right politician Marine Le Pen set for next Sunday.

He told France’s Radio Bleu on Thursday that it was not helpful to Ukraine “to enter into verbal escalations without drawing all of the conclusions. The word ‘genocide’ has a meaning” and “needs to be characterized legally, not by politicians”.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Visit India on April 21

Boris Johnson’s first visit to India as Britain’s Prime Minister — twice postponed because of Covid — is at last scheduled on the anvil for April 21-22

“My visit to India”, he said, “will deliver on the things that really matter to the people of both our nations – from job creation and economic growth, to energy security and defence.”

Johnson is perceived to be arriving in India with a relatively weak hand, keen to increase British exports to India and to induce Indian companies to invest in the UK. The British government, however, visualises India to be in vulnerable circumstances, with China posing a military threat its borders, and the Indian economy having gone pear shaped, including exports struggling to move upwards.

Johnson’s office at 10 Downing Street stated: “He will use the visit to drive progress in the Free Trade Agreement negotiations launched earlier this year – a deal with India is predicted to boost our total trade by up to 28 billion pounds annually by 2035 and increase incomes across the UK by up to 3 billion pounds.”

 The PM office indicated: “Investment from Indian companies already supports 95,000 jobs across the UK.” Much of such employment is generated by the Tatas, among who interests are Tata Steel, Jaguar Land Rover and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).

Johnson will be heading for Modi’s home state of Gujarat first. Here on April 21, he will “meet with the leading businesses”.

On April 22, his talks with Modi in Delhi will cover bilateral cooperation in defence and diplomatic affairs.

As for the political aspect of diplomatic ties, there has rarely been a convergence between the two country in the 75 years since Indian independence from Britain. Presently, the UK is gung-ho about siding militarily with Ukraine in its face-off with Russia, whereas India, despite unprecedentedly tilting towards the US under Modi, has reverted to Jawaharlal Nehru’s policy of non-alignment on Russia-US conflicts, which the hostilities in Ukraine are seen to be.

Russia’s oil giant confirms pumping natural gas to Europe via Ukraine as requested

Russian energy giant Gazprom says it is meeting supply requests for natural gas from European importers, pumping over 57 million cubic meters (2 billion cubic feet) through Ukraine on Sunday.

“Gazprom is supplying Russian gas for transit through the territory of Ukraine as planned, in accordance with the requests of European consumers. That is 57 million cubic meters delivered on April 17,” the company said in the statement.

Gazprom’s transit contract with Ukraine caps the daily volume of gas at around 109.6 million cubic meters, or 40 billion cubic meters until the end of 2022. Despite Russia’s military operation in Ukraine, the levels of gas transit were quite steady from February 24 until mid-March, when slight drops were registered for a couple of days. Since April 8, gas transit has been lower than expected again, which may be put down to warmer temperatures in Europe.

Box Office trend: KGF Chapter 2 Box Office Collection (Day 3), Total Earnings

KGF Chapter 2 Box Office Collection Today, Check KGF Chapter 2 3rd Day Box Office Earnings and Total collection here: The blockbuster movie Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) is releasing its Part 2 named as KGF Chapter 2 on 14 April 2022 and it is being anticipated that it can collect huge Box Office Revenue. Part 1 of KGF gained abundant popularity due to its concept and characters. Now the Makers are all set to see the KGF Chapter 2 Reviews from Audience which is a real asset for them. In this post you can find KGF Chapter 2 Box Office Collection, Worldwide Collection and KGF 2 Day Wise Earnings.

As per reviews of citizens, it is a very good movie filled with action and drama, so it is valuable to watch. If you also want to see the KGF Chapter 2 Today then Follow the Ticket Booking Link below and get your Tickets

Movie KGF Chapter 2 has earning 100 Crore so far for day 3 that is 16 April, 2022 in India and 40 to 45 Crore in other countries, that makes 145 Crore on Day 3 worldwide. KGF 2 Day 2 Total Collection is 275 Crore Net, as we bifurcate it to hindi, all india and worldwide it comes to 53.95 Cr, 112 Cr and 164.5 Crore respectively.

Ukrainian President Zelensky said, World must prepare Russia nuclear weapons Use.

Kyiv: The world should prepare for the possible use by Russia of nuclear weapons, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky told journalists Saturday, repeating an earlier warning.
“We shouldn’t wait for the moment when Russia decides to use nuclear weapons,” he said in an interview with Ukrainian news media.

“We must prepare for that.”

Anti-radiation medicine and air raid shelters would be needed, he said. The Russians, he said, “can use any weapon, I’m convinced of it”.

The interview was relayed by six Ukrainian news websites and also broadcast by the Ukrainian presidency on Telegram.

Already on Friday, Zelensky had warned that the world should be worried about the threat Putin posed, echoing comments by CIA director William Burns.

Burns said Thursday that Russia’s battlefield setbacks raised the risk that President Vladimir Putin could deploy a tactical or low-yield nuclear weapon.

US President Joe Biden is “deeply concerned about avoiding a third world war, about avoiding a threshold in which nuclear conflict becomes possible,” said Burns.

Russia says it intercepted two Ukrainian Tochka-U missiles

Russia Ukraine war has continued for day 51 on Friday with both sides showing now signed of de-escalation. Russian forces are said to be re-organising in eastern Ukraine for a decisive conflict while Ukrainian Parliament passed a resolution to declare Moscow’s forces’ actions as ‘genocide’. The West has continued to ramp up sanctions against Moscow, triggering some retaliatory moves.

Russian Defense Ministry has claimed that it intercepted two Ukrainian Tochka-U missile that was targetted at Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station. the missiles were shot down mid-air but the shrapnel from one of them fell on Novaya Kakhovka, Kherson region, damaging Kindergarten and residential buildings, said Russian MoD. 

US Says “Deeply Concerned” Over Violence At Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque

Washington: The United States said Friday it was “deeply concerned” after more than 150 people were wounded in clashes between Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli police in Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

The clashes come after three weeks of deadly violence in Israel and the occupied West Bank, and as the Jewish festival of Passover and Christian Easter overlap with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

“We call on all sides to exercise restraint (and) avoid provocative actions and rhetoric,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement.

“We urge Palestinian and Israeli officials to work cooperatively to lower tensions and ensure the safety of everyone.”

Israeli police said dozens of masked men marched into Al-Aqsa setting off fireworks before crowds hurled stones towards the Western Wall — considered the holiest site where Jews can pray.

Box Office Trends: KGF 2 clocks Rs 97.50 crore in Hindi; Yash crosses 230 crore India wide in just 2 days

Box Office Trends: KGF 2 clocks Rs 97.50 crore in Hindi; Yash crosses 230 crore India wide in just 2 days

KGF: Chapter 2 is continuing with it’s recording breaking run at the box office. After emerging the biggest opener of all time in the Hindi belts by clocking Rs 53 crore on the opening day, the Yash starrer is headed for another excellent day. According to early trends, the Hindi dubbed version of KGF 2 is looking to collect in the range of Rs 43.50 to 45.50 crore on the second day to take its two-day total in the range of Rs 97.50 crore. While all the circuits across the country suggest a second day of Rs 45 crore plus, it’s Mumbai that’s relatively lower as compared to the national occupanies. A city like Delhi is operating at 75 percent occupancy for evening and night shows, whereas Mumbai is about 55 to 60 percent. The second day gross in Hindi is expected to be around the Rs 51.50 crore mark.

This will be the fastest film to enter the Rs 100 crore club in the Hindi belts as the same would be breached just by taking the advance booking of Sunday into account. In real time, it would take 2 days and some morning shows from day 3 for KGF 2 to enter the Rs 100 crore club. There is a very bleak chance for KGF to enter the Rs 100 crore club by end of second day and the occupancies in the night shows would need to equal that of the first day for this landmark to be breached. Non the less, these are simply historic figures, more so for a film originating from Sandalwood, which over the years has been perceived to be a regional industry.

Talking of Pan India, the movie is headed for another century on Friday. After clocking Rs 134.50 crore on day one, KGF 2 is headed for a second day biz upside of Rs 100 crore to take the two day national total to Rs 134 crore plus. It has become the third film after Bahubali 2 and RRR to clock a national total of Rs 100 crore plus on multiple days and this is a historic feat for the Kannada film industry.

Indian PM Narendra Modi will hold a virtual meeting with US President Joe Biden on Monday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a virtual meeting with US President Joe Biden on Monday, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Sunday.

White House spokesperson said that US President Biden will continue ‘close consultations on the consequences of Russia’s brutal war against Ukraine and mitigating its destabilizing impact on global food supply and commodity markets’.

The two Leaders will review ongoing bilateral cooperation and exchange views on recent developments in South Asia, the Indo-Pacific region and global issues of mutual interest. The virtual meeting will enable both sides to continue their regular and high-level engagement aimed at further strengthening the bilateral Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership,’ the MEA said, in a statement.

The conversation at the highest political levels is significant in the wake of the Russian aggression against Ukraine, and India’s carefully crafted diplomatic messaging to both the West led by the US on one side and Russia on the other

India had recently abstained at the resolution to suspend Russia from the UN Human Rights Council, even as it condemned the Bucha killings. This was seen as Delhi sending a signal to Moscow for its actions against Ukraine — its strongest statement so far. However, it has also maintained that it will not align with the US and the West completely, in view of its strategic interests with Russia.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said, in a statement coordinated with the MEA, ‘President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will meet virtually with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India on Monday, April 11 to further deepen ties between our governments, economies, and our people.’

She said that they will discuss cooperation on a range of issues including ‘ending the Covid-19 pandemic, countering the climate crisis, strengthening the global economy, and upholding a free, open, rules-based international order to bolster security, democracy, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific’.

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