In the headlines
Vladimir Putin has abandoned plans to storm the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, says BBC News, the “last redoubt” of Ukrainian resistance in the city. Instead, he’s ordered it to be sealed off “so that not even a fly can escape”. Putin has also tested a new nuclear missile dubbed “Satan II”, which can travel 11,000 miles and carry up to 15 nuclear warheads. “This is probably the most destructive single weapon on earth,” defence expert Ian Williams tells The Daily Telegraph. Donald Trump apparently stormed out of a new interview with Piers Morgan after a “blazing” row about the 2020 election, says The Sun. “Grumpy Trumpy” has accused Morgan of “deceptively editing” footage – and released audio of the pair laughing their goodbyes.