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Russia-Ukraine war: Moscow threatens to cut gas supplies to Europe; Zelenskiy vows to stay in Kyiv until ‘war is won’ – live

Ukraine president says war is ‘nightmare’ for Moscow; EU to discuss ways to wean itself off Russian gas as energy becomes key battleground; top Russian generals killed

Stoock markets have been struggling again today with no sign of any let up in the adverse economic impact of the war.

Brent crude is on the rise again – up 2.48% to $126.26 – after see-sawing violently yesterday when it touched almost $140.

Griffiths urged all sides to ensure that civilians, homes and infrastructure in Ukraine were safeguarded.

“This includes allowing safe passage for civilians to leave areas of active hostilities on a voluntary basis, in the direction they choose,” he said, after Ukraine rejected an earlier deal that would only allow its civilians to evacuate into Russia or Belarus.

The meeting came as Ukraine and Russia seek an agreement on creating “humanitarian corridors” out of pummelled cities, as the civilian toll from the Russian assault mounts.

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