RUSSIAUKRAINE Day 12 Countries Supporting Russia Zelensky To Address MPs Tomorrow

RUSSIA-UKRAINE day 12 as it happened: Zelensky to address MPs tomorrow, Countries supporting Russia, current rouble value and figures on troops killed as Vladimir Putin’s invasion grinds to a halt and Mail appeal hits £4million
Published: 07:31 GMT, 7 March 2022 | Updated: 07:09 GMT, 9 March Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will give a ‘historic address’ to MPs on Tuesday by video link, it has been announced.

Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle said he had granted the request for Mr Zelensky to read a statement to the House of Commons at 5pm on March 8 on the Russian invasion of his country.

Russia announced yet another ceasefire and a handful of humanitarian corridors to allow civilians to flee Ukraine today before a third round of planned talks, which finished with ‘small positive developments’.

They came despite previous measures falling apart and Moscow’s armed forces continuing to strike Ukrainian cities with rockets even after the announcement.

Hundreds of thousands of civilians attempting to flee to safety were forced to shelter yesterday from what Ukrainian officials said was Russian shelling.

Well into the second week of war, Russia’s plan to quickly overrun the country has been stymied by fierce resistance.

Its troops have made significant advances in southern Ukraine and along the coast, but many of its efforts have become stalled.

The fighting has sent energy prices surging worldwide, stocks plummeting, and is threatening the food supply and livelihoods of people around the world.

The United Nations said it has confirmed just a few hundred civilian deaths but also warned that the number is a vast undercount.

Police for the Kharkiv region said today that 209 people have died there alone of them civilians.

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