RUSSIA-UKRAINE LIVE: Petrol prices soar, gas supply concerns and list of ‘unfriendly’ countries


RUSSIA-UKRAINE LIVE: Petrol prices soar, concerns over gas supply, UK, US and Australia on Moscow’s list of ‘unfriendly’ countries, how one can donate to assist Ukrainian refugees and is Coca-Cola leaving Russia?

By Mark Duell for MailOnline

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The humanitarian disaster in Ukraine has deepened as Russian forces intensified their shelling – with Kyiv describing it as a siege trying to batter it into submission.

A 3rd spherical of ‘peace talks’ ended with claims of minor progress in direction of establishing protected corridors that might permit civilians to flee the combating.

Russia’s prime negotiator mentioned he expects these corridors to begin functioning immediately, however there was failure throughout earlier makes an attempt to guide civilians to security. 

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s forces have continued to pummel cities with rockets amid the largest floor warfare in Europe for the reason that Second World War.

In one of probably the most determined cities, Mariupol, as much as 200,000 individuals had been attempting to flee, and Red Cross officers waited to listen to when a hall could be established. 

In the capital Kyiv, troopers and volunteers have constructed lots of of checkpoints, typically utilizing sandbags, stacked tyres, spiked cables and heavy concrete slabs.

And in Irpin – which has been reduce off from electrical energy, water and warmth for 3 days – witnesses noticed tanks and mentioned Russian troopers had been seizing homes and vehicles. 

And at 5pm immediately, MPs will hear from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky immediately as Boris Johnson continues his diplomatic offensive to encourage Western leaders to punish Russia for the invasion which has now been operating for 13 days.

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