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Russia-Ukraine talks due to begin at 9am GMT; Russian currency plummets as sanctions hit; Belarus referendum result could lead to Russian nuclear arms on its soilAt a glance: what we know on day five of Russia’s invasionPutin signals escalation as he puts nuclear force on high alertUkraine’s week of transformation: from budgets and cocktails to warRussia’s war in Ukraine: complete guide in maps, video and picturesHow Ukrainian defiance has derailed Putin’s plansHere’s a report from the Guardian’s diplomatic editor, Patrick Wintour, on how the phone has become the Ukrainian president’s most effective weapon.In a string of phone calls from a besieged Kyiv, Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, has persuaded the west to agree to a set of sanctions against Russia that were inconceivable a week ago. Continue reading…

Russia-Ukraine talks due to begin at 9am GMT; Russian currency plummets as sanctions hit; Belarus referendum result could lead to Russian nuclear arms on its soil

Here’s a report from the Guardian’s diplomatic editor, Patrick Wintour, on how the phone has become the Ukrainian president’s most effective weapon.

In a string of phone calls from a besieged Kyiv, Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, has persuaded the west to agree to a set of sanctions against Russia that were inconceivable a week ago.

Continue reading…

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