Live: US says Russia adding troops, India asks states to ease Covid curbs

Ukraine, Russia

A Ukrainian serviceman adjusts his eyeglasses at a frontline placement, outside the house Popasna, Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Live news updates: The U.S. said as numerous as 7,000 Russian troops have been additional to the far more than 100,000 by now around Ukraine’s borders, rejecting Russian statements that it has begun drawing down some forces.

The central government on Wednesday requested states to ease restrictions to slow down the 3rd wave of the coronavirus, declaring financial exercise should really not be hampered as infections had been on a “sustained downward development”.