At least 68 people have been killed in the military operation launched by Russia on Ukraine. Ukrainian forces also claim they have killed “around 50 Russian occupiers”.

As several fighter aircraft and helicopters are seen in parts of Ukraine, an adviser to the presidential office said

They feared that Russian forces could be air dropped into the country and then try to penetrate the government district in Kyiv.

The United Nations, NATO and various countries around the world have scrambled to put pressure on Russia to cease the attack by threatening with sanctions and retaliation.

The conflict began escalating on February 21, 2022 after Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized separatist regions in eastern Ukraine and deployed troops in a peacekeeping role.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has ordered a full military mobilisation to counter the Russian invasion.

He tasked the military's general staff with determining the number of people eligible for service and the number of reservists as well as the order of the call-up.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a telephonic conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, hours after the latter announced military operation in Ukraine.