Ukraine urges Easter truce for Mariupol


Kyiv calls for an immediate humanitarian corridor as fighting rages throughout the east and south of the country.

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy asks for peace during an Easter Sunday address.

Senior Ukrainian negotiator Mykhailo Podolyak urges Moscow to agree to a “real Easter truce” to evacuate civilians from Mariupol.

Ukraine’s president criticises a decision by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to visit Moscow on Tuesday before heading to Kyiv.

Zelenskyy says Ukraine hopes to secure heavy weapons at talks with the US secretaries of state and defence in Kyiv on Sunday, but reiterated calls for a meeting with Putin to “end the war”.

A series of cruise missile attacks killed at least eight people in Ukraine’s Odesa region, including a three-month-old baby.