Breaking news: Ukraine sentences two Russian soldiers to jail for war crimes

  • A Ukrainian court sentences two captured Russian soldiers to 11 and a half years in jail for war crimes.
  • Russian troops are slowly advancing towards the centre of the city of Severodonetsk, the governor of Luhansk says.
  • A Russian separatist leader claims Moscow’s forces now control a third of Severodonetsk but their advance is slower than hoped.
  • The mayor of Mariupol says city staff have discovered 25 new grave trenches where bodies were being placed in “layers” and that Russian occupiers have buried at least 16,000 residents in mass graves near the city since the middle of April.
  • The Kremlin reveals Russia’s Vladimir Putin told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan that Moscow is ready to facilitate the unhindered export of grain from Ukrainian ports in coordination with Turkey.
  • Charles Michel, president of the European Council, announces an agreement among European Union countries to ban most Russian oil imports.