In the headlines
Ukraine has accused Moscow of genocide, after Russian troops killed hundreds of civilians as they retreated from the outskirts of Kyiv. Reporting from Bucha and nearby Hostomel, the BBC’s Jeremy Bowen says he has personally seen more than 20 murdered civilians, some with hands tied behind their backs. There are also widespread reports of Russian soldiers raping Ukrainian women. Western leaders are preparing to “dramatically increase” sanctions as a result, says Politico. Nato may provide Ukraine with tanks for the first time. Among the first people to receive a police fine over the “partygate” scandal is the government’s former head of “propriety and ethics”, says The Daily Telegraph. Helen MacNamara was fined £50 for attending a “raucous” karaoke party during lockdown. She is said to have provided the karaoke machine herself.