In the headlines
Russian forces have taken control of their first Ukrainian city: Kherson, in the south. After 15 hours of heavy bombardment, the port city of Mariupol is becoming a “humanitarian catastrophe”, deputy mayor Serhiy Orlov tells the BBC. “They are trying to destroy the city.” The UN says a million people have fled Ukraine since the invasion began a week ago, in what AP describes as the “swiftest refugee exodus this century”. Roman Abramovich has put Chelsea Football Club up for sale. He says he’ll write off the £1.5bn the club owes him and donating any net proceeds to victims of the war in Ukraine. Other Russian oligarchs are scrambling to find a safe harbour for their superyachts, after Joe Biden pledged to “hunt down” their assets. Several luxury vessels have been tracked heading to the Maldives and Montenegro, which don’t have extradition treaties with the US.