In the headlines
Vladimir Putin should face a “wartime trial”, Joe Biden said yesterday, as the West prepares to intensify its sanctions in response to Russia’s massacre of Ukrainian civilians. Emmanuel Macron has come out in favour of sanctioning Russian oil and coal, from which Moscow earns “significantly more” than it does from gas, says Politico. The policy is “under consideration” in Germany. More horrors are being discovered as Ukrainian troops advance, says Catherine Philp in The Times: the body of the mayor of Hostomel, a recaptured town, was one of several found rigged with explosives. Easter “travel chaos” has escalated, says the Daily Mail, with hundreds of flights delayed and cancelled, and huge queues at airports and the Channel Tunnel. Covid-induced staff absences, on top of workforces being slashed over the pandemic, are largely to blame.