Earlier, Ukraine rejected an ultimatum to give up the besieged port metropolis of Mariupol to Russian forces, its deputy prime minister informed Ukrainian media.
The scale of the struggling there was laid naked by Olga Bolgova, who was amongst a whole bunch of hundreds of Ukrainians trapped by Russian forces in the town, alongside along with her husband and two youngsters.
In extracts from her highly effective diary of household life beneath siege, she recounts the day their dwelling was destroyed.
From the horrors in Mariupol to sandbags in the streets in Odesa, Daniel Capurro has earlier than and after photographs monitoring how the struggle has modified Ukraine. Also immediately:
‘Air bridge’ to US
Meanwhile, Germany has referred to as for an “air bridge” to fly refugees fleeing the struggle to the US as European nations wrestle to deal with tens of millions of recent arrivals. “Not only do we need safe corridors, we need an air bridge of solidarity,” stated Annalena Baerbock, the German overseas minister. More than 3.4m individuals have fled Ukraine up to now, in keeping with the United Nations refugee company, the UNCHR. The EU has invoked a hardly ever used legislation requiring all members to confess Ukrainian refugees robotically with out formalities. But some nations have taken greater than others.
‘Bigger North Korea’
The Moscow Stock Exchange started a phased reopening immediately after buying and selling was suspended in the hours following Russia’s invasion. Not solely is Russia’s economic system crumbling beneath Western sanctions and company boycotts from the likes of Coca-Cola and Zara, however a crippling “brain drain” is about to starve it of development, staff and entrepreneurs. As its economic system tanks, hundreds have escaped to Finland, Georgia, Armenia and past. Tom Rees, Genevieve Holl-Allen and Andrew Quinn reveal how younger staff “don’t want to live in a bigger North Korea”.
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Around the world: Cambridges to face protests
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge face a protest in Jamaica amid claims that the Queen has “perpetuated the greatest human rights tragedy in history”. The couple are as a consequence of fly to the island on Tuesday, following a go to to historical Mayan ruins in Belize immediately as they proceed an eight-day Caribbean tour. An indication can be staged close to the British High Commission in Kingston on tomorrow morning.
‘My father would by no means forgive me for proudly owning two homes’