RUSSIA-UKRAINE LIVE: Russian currency falls once more, Coca-Cola boycott and how you can help refugees


RUSSIA-UKRAINE LIVE: Russian currency in disaster as rouble falls once more, calls to boycott Coca-Cola, gymnast wears pro-invasion Z, how UK helps refugees, and the place you can donate to assist Ukrainians fleeing Vladimir Putin’s conflict

By Mark Duell for MailOn-line

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The West is exploring laws to additional isolate Russia from the worldwide financial system, together with the US banning the import of its oil and vitality into the nation.

The value of oil jumped greater than £7.50 ($10) a barrel immediately because the battle in Ukraine deepened amid mounting requires harsher sanctions towards Russia. The surge adopted the failure of momentary ceasefires in two Ukrainian cities. 

Russian forces intensified shelling of cities in Ukraine’s centre, north and south, a Ukrainian official mentioned, upending makes an attempt to evacuate besieged civilians.

Russia mentioned one other ceasefire would begin immediately with the opening of humanitarian corridors in a number of areas, together with Kyiv, Mariupol, Kharkiv and Sumy.

And Russian President Vladimir Putin shifted blame for the invasion, saying Moscow’s assaults may very well be halted ‘provided that Kyiv ceases hostilities’.

The outskirts of Kyiv, Chernihiv, Mykolaiv, and Kharkiv confronted stepped-up shelling late yesterday, presidential adviser Oleksiy Arestovich mentioned. Heavy artillery hit residential areas in Kharkiv and shelling broken a TV tower, native officers mentioned.

Fighting has prompted 1.5million individuals to flee the nation, which the UN refugee company referred to as ‘the fastest-growing refugee disaster in Europe since World War Two’.

But a lot of the Russian advance has grow to be stalled, together with an immense navy convoy that has been virtually immobile for days north of Kyiv. 

Boris Johnson is starting every week of intense diplomatic efforts with overseas leaders to build a united entrance towards Mr Putin, which comes as ministers scramble to go ‘sooner and tougher’ with sanctions levelled towards the Kremlin. 

Meanwhile the Archbishop of York has hailed the generosity of Mail readers as our Ukraine Appeal soared previous £4million final night time. 

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