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Ukraine and Russia trade accusations of shelling and ceasefire violations – live updates

Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed rebels trade accusations of ceasefire violations; US president to host transatlantic call on Friday as western leaders gather in Munich

Sam Jones here, taking over from Samantha Lock.

One of today’s main events will be the Munich security conference, where world leaders including US vice-president Kamala Harris, Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, and the German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, will gather to discuss the crisis.

It’s tragic and we’ll see terrible scenes unfolding. You would expect that President Putin – who obviously can’t be taken at his word – is manufacturing some sort of trigger, or is in the process of executing the final stages of his plan to go into Ukraine.

(Via Australian Associated Press)

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