Moscow announces temporary ceasefire to let civilians leave two Ukraine cities
Ukraine – Russian forces declare a ceasefire to allow humanitarian corridors out of the Ukrainian cities of Mariupol and Volnovakha.
But in Mariupol, local officials say the evacuation has been put in hold, accusing Russian forces of ceasefire violations. Russia’s defence ministry accuses Ukrainian “nationalists” of preventing civilians from leaving.
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.
Russia says it is blocking Facebook and restricting access to Twitter, citing restrictions on Russian media.
More than 1.2 million people have fled Ukraine to neighbouring countries, according to the United Nations.