Ukraine latest news: Zelensky to address UK MPs at Commons 

Tuesday’s latest from the ongoing invasion of Ukraine - civilians are fleeing the Sumy and Irpin, near the capital Kyiv - Zelensky to speak at Commons.

Ukraine latest news: Tuesday’s updates – Zelensky to address MPs at Commons 

Tuesday’s latest from the ongoing invasion of Ukraine – civilians are fleeing the north-eastern cities of Sumy and Irpin, near the capital Kyiv – after ceasefires were agreed to allow civilians to leave the areas that are being heavily shelled by Russian forces. A route out of the southern city of Mariupol has been however come under Russian fire. 

Several attempts at ceasefires fell apart over the weekend as evacuation plans collapsed and the Russian attacks continued.

Experts are now suggesting the number of refugees fleeing the invasion of Ukraine has passed two million. Here are the top developments so far today – all you need to know about the war in Ukraine.

Shell will stop buying Russian gas and oil as petrol prices soar
Shell will stop buying Russian gas and oil as petrol prices soar

Zelensky will address MPs at Commons 

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky will address UK MPs in Parliament via a video link later today. 

His speech will be broadcast to MPs in the Commons at 17:00 GMT using TV screens being installed in the chamber.

Following his address at the Commons, PM Boris Johnson and Labour leader Keir Starmer will respond. 

Shell promises to not buy more Russian oil 

Shell has apologised for buying cheap Russian crude at the weekend and has now pledged to stop buying Russian oil. All service stations will close in the country and all current work there will stop. 

Ukraine says Russia disrupting evacuation in several regions

BBC says it’s unclear what’s happening with evacuations in Ukrainian towns and cities but there are reports of shelling in Mariupol, its unknown if the lorries and buses delivering aid will be able to go in.

Ukraine: Volodymyr Zelensky to address UK MPs in Commons
Ukraine: Volodymyr Zelensky to address UK MPs in Commons

Russia says it may cut gas supplies if oil ban goes ahead

Russia says it may close its main gas pipeline to Germany if the West goes ahead with a ban on Russian oil. 

Deputy PM Alexander Novak said a “rejection of Russian oil would lead to catastrophic consequences for the global market”, causing prices to more than double to $300 a barrel.

At least 1,207 civilian casualties so far in Ukraine – UN

The latest UN figures say there have been 1,207 civilian casualties since the Russian invasion began on 24 January. That number includes 406 people killed and 801 people injured – but Liz Throssell, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said figures are likely “much higher.” 

One journalist is reported to have been killed but most injuries are the result of “airstrikes and explosive weapons” says the UN with “hundreds of residential buildings” destroyed in cities across Ukraine. 

Latest UN figures suggest some 12,700 people have been arrested in Russia for holding peaceful anti-war protests. 

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