Here’s a round-up of the latest events in the ongoing war in Ukraine this afternoon:
- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and 12 other politicians are barred from entering Russia over their “hostile” stance on the conflict
- The UN records 1,982 civilian deaths since the start of the war, but warns the figure is an underestimate
- One person was been killed and several wounded in missile strikes that hit Ukraine’s capital Kyiv earlier today, the city’s mayor Vitali Klitschko says
- Russia warns of “unpredictable consequences” if the Western nations continue to supply weapons to Ukraine
- US officials say two Ukrainian Neptune Missiles hit the Russian Moskva warship and there were Russian casualties when the ship sank. Russia says a fire onboard caused the sinking
Over the past couple of days, we’ve been reporting on the sinking of Russia’s flagship Black Sea missile cruiser the Moskva.
There are conflicting reports from Ukrainian and Russian officials on the cause of the damage that led to the vessel’s demise.
The Russian defence ministry said ammunition onboard exploded in an unexplained fire and the ship tipped over while being towed back to port, while Ukraine says it struck the vessel with its Neptune missiles.
Unnamed US officials have since told US media they believe the Ukrainian version.