People hold banners as they take part in an #Save_Mariupol action in support of the residents and defenders of Mariupol who are suffering due to Russias invasion of Ukraine, at Rynok Square, in Lviv. Photo: Reuters
Ukrainian authorities said Sunday that Russia’s military bombed an art school sheltering some 400 people in the port city of Mariupol, where heavy street fighting was underway weeks into a devastating Russian siege.
Menawhile, US President Joe Biden has added a stop in Poland to his upcoming trip to Europe for urgent talks with Nato and European allies.
Biden, who leaves Washington on Wednesday, will first travel to Brussels and then Poland.
Back home, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands administration has made plans to evacuate residents from low-lying areas and the Army has also put its ships and relief teams on standby as the archipelago experienced heavy rain and strong winds due to Cyclone Asani.
People living by the coast coastal in the islands were evacuated to safety on Sunday. Inter-island shipping services and those with Chennai and Visakhapatnam have been stopped and fishermen warned not to venture into the sea as the year’s first cyclonic storm neared the archipelago, news agency PTI reported.