Russia-Ukraine war: Zelenskiy says battle for Donbas has begun; dialogue between Macron and Putin stalls – live

5.14am BST 05:14 Summary Hello and welcome back to the Guardian’s live coverage of the war in Ukraine. I’m Samantha Lock and I’ll be bringing you all the latest developments … Read More

Russia-Ukraine war latest: Ukraine PM to head to Washington; Russian warship sunk by Ukraine missile strike, say US officials – live

Ukraine’s armed forces has released its latest update on operations and developments over the last day, and intelligence on Russian activity. “The main efforts of the enemy are focused on … Read More

Russia-Ukraine war latest: Russia says warship ‘seriously damaged’ after ammunition explosion; Zelenskiy calls for EU to stop ‘sponsoring Russia’s military machine’– live

J Oliver Conroy writes for us this morning about his experience joining four Americans who dropped everything to travel across the world and risk their lives defending Ukraine: A month … Read More

Russia-Ukraine war latest: Russia claims 1,026 Ukrainian marines surrender in Mariupol; Biden accuses Putin of genocide – live

10.07am BST 10:07 At least seven people were killed and 22 wounded by shelling in Ukraine’s north-eastern region of Kharkiv over the past 24 hours, governor Oleh Synegubov has said. … Read More

Russia-Ukraine war: Donetsk governor claims Russia fired on aid distribution point; Pope condemns ‘massacre of Bucha’ – live

We are a militarily neutral country. However, we are not politically neutral in the face of war crimes. Quite the opposite. “Our position is informed by the principles that drive … Read More

Russia-Ukraine war latest: Zelenskiy warns of Russian traps in homes amid ‘disaster’ around Kyiv – live

Agence France Presse has filed a dispatch from Irpin after a Russian retreat returned it to Ukrainian control. The city suffered extraordinary levels of destruction and an evacuation operation continues. … Read More

Russia-Ukraine war latest: GCHQ head says some Russian soldiers ‘refusing to carry out orders’; Putin ‘misled over Russian military performance’ – live

While only about 5% of Russia’s imports came from the United States, Kendler said, adding the European Union and other coalition countries accounts for roughly 50 percent of Russia’s imports. … Read More

Ketanji Brown Jackson faces questions on second day of confirmation hearings – live

1.34pm GMT 13:34 On court-packing, Jackson pointed to the answer given by justice Amy Coney Barrett during her confirmation hearing in 2020 and declined to answer. “My North Star is … Read More

Inflation raises cost of UK government borrowing in February; crude oil up again – business live

Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business. UK government borrowing rose more than expected last month, as rising … Read More

Russia-Ukraine war: Zelenskiy urges talks with Putin; Biden flags ‘clear sign’ Russia considering chemical weapons – live

9.22am GMT 09:22 Lisa O’Carroll Ireland is preparing for up to 200,000 refugees from Ukraine. The government’s cabinet will discuss a “significant Ukraine memo” today to consider the challenges this … Read More

Russia-Ukraine war latest: Zelenskiy urges ‘honest’ peace talks without delay; Russian forces tighten grip around Mariupol – live

In the early hours of Saturday, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy released a video address in which he told Moscow that now was the time for urgent peace talks, warning that … Read More

Russia-Ukraine war latest: one dead in Kyiv missile strike; Kremlin anger after Biden calls Putin a war criminal– live

There is still an opportunity. There is [an opportunity] for every soldier sent to the territory of our country, for every single one who hasn’t been killed or injured or … Read More

Fed expected to raise interest rates for first time since 2018, markets rise on Ukraine hopes – business live

8.21am GMT 08:21 European shares rise, rouble edges higher ahead of bond payment European stock markets have got off to a good start. The FTSE 100 index in London is … Read More