Russia-Ukraine live updates: European leaders reject Putin’s demand to buy gas in rubles
Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded that “unfriendly countries” pay for natural gas in rubles, an apparent bid to help stabilize the Russian currency.
New evacuation attempt Mariupol, Russians still active around Kyiv
Ukrainian authorities sent dozens of buses to the besieged port city of Mariupol on Thursday to evacuate civilians. In fact, Russia has announced a ceasefire for “humanitarian purposes only”. Meanwhile, British intelligence agencies are seeing that the Russian army remains largely active around Kyiv.