In the headlines
“Vladimir Putin has failed in his plan to capture Kyiv,” says The Daily Telegraph. The Russians have pledged to withdraw forces from the Ukrainian capital to, as they put it, “increase mutual trust” in ongoing peace talks. British officials say troops “have been forced to return to Belarus and Russia to reorganise and resupply” following heavy losses – though shelling in Kyiv and the northern city of Chernihiv is continuing. From Friday, people with Covid symptoms will be told to stay at home until they feel better rather than take a test, says The Times. Free tests for all will be scrapped unless any “dangerous new variants” come along. Donald Trump has hit a hole in one. “It is 100% true,” the former president announced in a statement. He said his shot “sailed magnificently into a rather strong wind”, before bouncing twice and going “clank, into the hole”.