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Russia announces imminent nuclear drills after Biden warns of 'Ukraine invasion in days'

08:17 PM | 18 Feb, 2022
Russia announces imminent nuclear drills after Biden warns of 'Ukraine invasion in days'

MOSCOW – Russia has announced to hold massive drills of its strategic nuclear forces on Saturday amid US President Joe Biden’s warning that Moscow might be preparing to invade Ukraine.

A statement issued by the Russian defence ministry said that President Vladimir Putin will observe the military exercise during which practice launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles and cruise missiles will be conducted.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin would oversee the drills from the Defense Ministry’s situation room where he would also be joined by Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko.

He said that Russia had already informed foreign partners about the military drills in advance, adding that the West should not worry over the regular exercise.

"Practice launches of ballistic missiles are part of regular training," a media report quoted him as saying.

The development comes as Biden has warned there is every indication Russia is planning to invade Ukraine.

President Joe Biden, at the White House, accused Moscow of preparing a “false flag operation” as a pretext for an attack and said this could happen “in the next several days.”

“They have not moved any of their troops out. They’ve moved more troops in,” Biden said. “Every indication we have is that they’re prepared to go into Ukraine.”

Meanwhile, Russia denies planning to invade its neighbour and said this week it was pulling back some of the more than 100,000 soldiers it has massed near the frontier.

Washington says Russia is not withdrawing, but in fact sending more forces.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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