Russia-Ukraine live news: Moscow resumes offensive on Mariupol
Russia alleges unwillingness of Ukraine to extend the ceasefire led to resumptions of ‘offensive actions’.
A view of the first Airbus A350-900 aircraft of Russia’s flagship airline Aeroflot
A view of the first Airbus A350-900 aircraft of Russia’s flagship airline Aeroflot [File: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters]
By Mersiha Gadzo, Farah Najjar and Usaid Siddiqui
Published On 4 Mar 2022
4 Mar 2022
3 minutes ago
Russia resumes its offensive on the strategic port city of Mariupol, after a temporary ceasefire failed with allegations of violations by both sides.
Russia’s flagship airline Aeroflot says it will suspend all its international flights from March 8 except Belarus, amid Western sanctions on Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine.
Multiple news outlets say they will pause their work inside Russia, citing a new law that could mean jail for those found to be intentionally spreading “fake” news.
More than 1.2 million people have fled Ukraine to neighbouring countries, according to the United Nations.