UK politics live: BBC temporarily halts news operation in Russia after new law threatens journalists with prison

Latest updates: director general says new law appears to ‘criminalise the process of independent journalism’BBC ‘temporarily suspending’ work of all news journalists in RussiaRaab: property of Russian elites could be handed to Ukrainian refugeesLondon Stock Exchange suspends trading in more Russian firmsUK universities brace for impact of Russian sanctionsRussia-Ukraine war: live newsKeir Starmer says it seems there is evidence of war crimes and that those responsible needed to be held to account.Asked how Nato and western governments could stop the escalating attacks on Ukraine, the Labour leader said:We need the retreat from the Russian aggression in Ukraine – it’s as simple as that.Every day we are seeing these attacks and the devastation that they are bringing about.From what I’ve already seen, it seems to me there is evidence of war crimes and it’s very important that all of those responsible are held to account.What’s really important now is the gathering of evidence to make sure that the most powerful case can be brought whenever it can be brought.I think the whole world will be shocked. I think it’s very important that we unite now and renew that message that Russia must withdraw.We need a ceasefire – and we need to stop this aggression from Russia because this escalation is deeply, deeply concerning. Continue reading…

Latest updates: director general says new law appears to ‘criminalise the process of independent journalism’

Keir Starmer says it seems there is evidence of war crimes and that those responsible needed to be held to account.

Asked how Nato and western governments could stop the escalating attacks on Ukraine, the Labour leader said:

We need the retreat from the Russian aggression in Ukraine – it’s as simple as that.

Every day we are seeing these attacks and the devastation that they are bringing about.

From what I’ve already seen, it seems to me there is evidence of war crimes and it’s very important that all of those responsible are held to account.

What’s really important now is the gathering of evidence to make sure that the most powerful case can be brought whenever it can be brought.

I think the whole world will be shocked. I think it’s very important that we unite now and renew that message that Russia must withdraw.

We need a ceasefire – and we need to stop this aggression from Russia because this escalation is deeply, deeply concerning.

Continue reading…

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