Russia-Ukraine LIVE: Get all the latest breaking news and updatesMarch 7, 2022
RUSSIA-UKRAINE LIVE: Calls for more sanctions on Russian oligarchs, temporary ceasefires fail, Vladimir Putin’s convoy of tanks stalls and how you can donate to help Ukrainians during war as Mail appeal hits £4m
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The West is exploring legislation to further isolate Russia from the global economy, including the US banning the import of its oil and energy into the country.
The price of oil jumped more than £7.50 ($10) a barrel today as the conflict in Ukraine deepened amid mounting calls for harsher sanctions against Russia. The surge followed the failure of temporary ceasefires in two Ukrainian cities.
Russian forces intensified shelling of cities in Ukraine’s centre, north and south, a Ukrainian official said, upending attempts to evacuate besieged civilians.
Russia said another ceasefire would start today with the opening of humanitarian corridors in several areas, including Kyiv, Mariupol, Kharkiv and Sumy.
And Russian President Vladimir Putin shifted blame for the invasion, saying Moscow’s attacks could be halted ‘only if Kyiv ceases hostilities’.
The outskirts of Kyiv, Chernihiv, Mykolaiv, and Kharkiv faced stepped-up shelling late yesterday, presidential adviser Oleksiy Arestovich said. Heavy artillery hit residential areas in Kharkiv and shelling damaged a TV tower, local officials said.
Fighting has caused 1.5million people to flee the country, which the UN refugee agency called ‘the fastest-growing refugee crisis in Europe since World War Two’.
But much of the Russian advance has become stalled, including an immense military convoy that has been almost motionless for days north of Kyiv.
Boris Johnson is beginning a week of intense diplomatic efforts with foreign leaders to build a united front against Mr Putin, which comes as ministers scramble to go ‘faster and harder’ with sanctions levelled against the Kremlin.
Meanwhile the Archbishop of York has hailed the generosity of Mail readers as our Ukraine Appeal soared past £4million last night.
Here, follow MailOnline’s live blog for all the updates on the crisis in Ukraine today:
Mail Ukraine fund hits £4MILLION – and here’s how you can donate
The Archbishop of York has hailed the generosity of Mail readers as our Ukraine Appeal soared past £4million. It was helped by investment firm Abrdn, which pledged £25,000 on top of the £100,000 it has already given to Unicef’s campaign.
Here is the latest on the fund in today’s Daily Mail – with details on how you can donate:
Sky News reporter STUART RAMSAY’s account of being shot in ambush
Stuart Ramsay, chief correspondent at Sky News, was hit by a bullet in the lower back as shooting rained down on a car carrying his crew towards Kyiv last week. Today, he writes for the Daily Mail about his terrifying ordeal:
Here is a look at this morning’s front pages – with the Daily Mail leading on the suggestion by the UK’s top military commander Admiral Sir Tony Radakin that Vladimir Putin’s ‘decimated’ forces could lose the war in Ukraine. You can read that story on MailOnline by clicking here.
Foreign Office minister James Cleverly was challenged today over the UK’s support for refugees fleeing Ukraine after it was revealed only ‘around 50’ visas had been granted under the Ukraine Family Scheme as of 10am yesterday. Here is his exchange with Kay Burley on Sky News this morning:
The Ministry of Defence has suggested on Twitter this morning that Russia has been deliberately targeting Ukraine’s communications facilities.
The latest defence intelligence update published by the MoD said Moscow was ‘probably targeting Ukraine’s communications infrastructure in order to reduce Ukrainian citizens’ access to reliable news and information’:
Good morning and welcome to MailOnline’s liveblog for all the latest on the crisis in Ukraine on March 7, 2022.
Boris Johnson is set to begin a week of intense diplomatic efforts with foreign leaders to build a united front against Vladimir Putin.
And our top story this morning shows the tragic moment that grieving Ukrainian parents of an 18-month-old boy rushed into hospital weeping over their son’s dead body after the toddler was killed by Russian shelling.
Stay with us throughout today for all the latest updates on the conflict.
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