Renewed attempts are expected to evacuate civilians from a massive steel plant in Mariupol, once again reportedly under attack from Russian bombardment.
The European Union could announce a sixth round of sanctions against Russia, covering oil imports, as early as Tuesday.
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Tuesday’s key points:
- Russia has restarted its bombardment of a massive steel plant in Mariupol, including parts where hundreds of civilians remain trapped, according to a Ukrainian commander.
- Attempted evacuations are due to resume from Mariupol, backed by the UN and the ICRC, local authorities say.
- An operation which began at the weekend to take evacuees to safety in Zaporizhzhia has slowed down.
- A strike on the city of Odesa on Monday evening killed a teenage boy, officials say.
- The US says Russia is planning to annex a large part of Eastern Ukraine this month, hold “sham elections” and recognise Kherson as an independent republic.
- The European Commission could announce as early as Tuesday a sixth round of EU sanctions against Russia including a phased reduction in oil imports. Germany says it’s not against an embargo. EU energy ministers meeting in Brussels are seeking unity over Moscow’s demand that European buyers pay for Russian gas in roubles.
- UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to address the Ukrainian parliament via videolink on Tuesday, the first Western leader to do so since the Russian invasion. He’s expected to announce £300 million (€357 million) in military aid for Ukraine.
- More than 1 million people, including nearly 200,000 children, have been taken from Ukraine to Russia since the Russian invasion began, Russia’s Defence Ministry said Monday, according to the state-owned news agency TASS.
- UEFA has increased its sanctions on Russia over the invasion of Ukraine by ejecting the country from more football competitions.
- There’s been international outrage at comments by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov who said “Hitler also had Jewish origins” as he tried to justify Russia’s stated aims to ‘denazify’ Ukraine, claiming Nazis could still be running the country even if President Zelenskyy is Jewish.
Good morning, this is Alasdair Sandford with Tuesday’s updates on the war in Ukraine.
For a summary of Monday’s developments, click here.