In the headlines
Russia launched its first attack on the city of Lviv in western Ukraine this morning, destroying a building used to repair aircraft. But the UK’s Ministry of Defence says Russian forces have made “minimal progress” this week, largely because of a failure to supply frontline troops with essential fuel and food. Joe Biden will talk to Xi Jinping for the first time since November today. Officials say the US president will warn his Chinese counterpart against providing Vladimir Putin with military support. P&O Ferries abruptly sacked 800 crew members over Zoom with immediate effect yesterday, in order to replace them with cheaper overseas workers. “What a bunch of anchors,” says The Sun.