Russia puts Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on wanted list

10:55 PM | 7 May, 2024
Russia puts Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on wanted list
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Russia on Tuesday put Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on its wanted list.

Joining him on this list is his predecessor, Petro Poroshenko, both facing unspecified criminal charges as per the Russian Interior Ministry.

Poroshenko, who held the Ukrainian presidency from 2014 to 2019, is accompanied by General Oleksandr Pavlyuk, the commander of Ukraine’s ground forces, on this roster of wanted individuals.

Russian authorities have yet to detail the allegations against any of the listed persons. However, the inclusion of individuals from former Soviet states alongside Ukrainians suggests a broad assertion of authority beyond Russia's borders, reminiscent of claims often made by the US.

In response, Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement online, dismissing Zelensky's inclusion as a testament to what it termed "the desperation of the Russian state machine and propaganda."

This list extends beyond Ukrainian figures, incorporating officials and lawmakers from NATO countries. Notably, it includes Kaja Kallas, the Prime Minister of Estonia, a NATO and EU member. Kallas has been vocal in advocating for increased military support for Kiev and tougher sanctions against Moscow. Russian officials cited Estonia’s efforts to remove Soviet-era monuments as the reason for Kallas's inclusion.

Similarly, cabinet ministers from Estonia and Lithuania find themselves on the list, alongside the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, who had previously prepared a warrant for President Vladimir Putin's arrest on war crimes charges.

Among those charged by Moscow is Kyrylo Budanov, head of Ukraine’s military intelligence, accused of engaging in what Russia terms terrorist activities, including drone strikes on Russian infrastructure.

Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine in 2022 purported three main objectives: “de-Nazification,” “demilitarisation,” and “de-communisation.” The former refers to the influence of neo-Nazi groups within the Ukrainian government and armed forces, while demilitarisation aims at severing ties with NATO. De-communisation, meanwhile, suggests a revision of Ukraine's borders, originally defined during the Soviet era.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 25 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 25, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 293.5 and selling rate is 297.2 while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 351.45 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.05 and Saudi Riyal at 72.95.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.65
Euro EUR 293.5 297.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 351.45
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.05 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.95 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.58 748.58
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 39.91 40.31
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.67 36.02
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.74 916.74
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.38 172.38
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.26 731.26
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.5 77.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 72.95 73.85
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 311.53 314.03
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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