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LIVE UPDATES: Russia Declares Ceasefire in Ukraine From 07:00 GMT to Open Humanitarian Corridors

Russia announced a special military operation in Ukraine after Donbas authorities requested to defend them from Kiev aggression. On Monday, the third round of Russian-Ukrainian peace talks in Belarus ended, though Moscow's expectations of negotiations were not met.
The fourth round of negotiations between Russia and Ukraine will take place in "the very near future," the Russian delegation said, expressing the hope that the evacuation of civilians in Ukraine through humanitarian corridors will resume in the near future and will be successful.
Meanwhile, the US and its European allies have been exploring the possibility of banning Russian oil imports, as they have continued pumping up Kiev with money and weapons to fight Russian servicemen.
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11:49 GMT 08.03.2022
British Petroleum Will Stop Signing New Deals to Buy Russian Oil and Gas - Reports
11:20 GMT 08.03.2022
Evacuation of Women, Children, and Pensioners to Russia From Gorlovka
10:40 GMT 08.03.2022
Shell Intends to Refuse Participation in All Oil and Gas Projects in Russia
UK-Dutch petroleum giant Shell announced on Tuesday its intention to gradually withdraw from all oil and gas projects in Russia, adding it will stop all spot purchases of Russian oil as a first step.

"Shell plc (Shell) today announced its intent to withdraw from its involvement in all Russian hydrocarbons, including crude oil, petroleum products, gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) in a phased manner, aligned with new government guidance. As an immediate first step, the company will stop all spot purchases of Russian crude oil. It will also shut its service stations, aviation fuels and lubricants operations in Russia," the company said in a statement.
10:23 GMT 08.03.2022
Dublin Must Pay Compensation to Moscow for Damage to Embassy Property – Foreign Ministry
The Russian Foreign Ministry believes that Dublin should pay compensation to Moscow for damage to the property of the Russian embassy. This is stated in the message of the Department of Information and Press of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
In connection with the incident against the Russian embassy in Dublin, during which a truck rammed the entrance gate of the Russian diplomatic mission, the Russian diplomatic department "demanded from the leadership of Ireland an official apology for what happened and full compensation for the damage caused".
"On 8 March, Irish Ambassador to Moscow Brian McElduff was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry. The ambassador was strongly protested to in connection with an incident with a security breach of the Russian embassy in Dublin, during which a truck rammed the entrance gate of the Russian diplomatic mission," the document says.
10:18 GMT 08.03.2022
Malaysia Will Not Impose Unilateral Sanctions Against Russia - Foreign Ministry
Malaysia will not impose unilateral sanctions against Russia, leaving the decision to the United Nations, Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said on Tuesday.

"If there is a need for sanctions, we can do it but it has not reached that stage. If need be, it will be done by the United Nations," Saifuddin told the parliament, as quoted by the Star newspaper.

The diplomat expressed concern that sanctions may affect innocent people if improperly addressed or applied.
09:53 GMT 08.03.2022
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Dutch Internet Providers Reportedly Block Sputnik News, RT Websites
09:47 GMT 08.03.2022
Ukrainian Authorities in Mariupol Say Humanitarian Convoy to Evacuate Citizens on Its Way - Reports
09:13 GMT 08.03.2022
Authorities of Ukraine's Poltava Region Report That 35 Buses Have Left Region, Evacuating People
08:41 GMT 08.03.2022
Militants Are Blocking the Evacuation of Civilians From Mariupol and Volnovakha, DPR Says
A representative of the Donetsk People's Republic told Sputnik on Tuesday that militants block civilians from escaping battlegrounds in the Ukrainian cities of Mariupol and Volnovakha.

"Militants continue to block civilians from escaping Mariupol and Volnovakha. We constantly record fire provocations. People cannot escape at the moment for reasons attributable to nationalists," the representative said.
08:30 GMT 08.03.2022
First Stage of Evacuation Begins in Ukraine's Sumy - Reports
The first stage of civilians' evacuation has begun in Ukraine's Sumy, Ukrainian media reported on Tuesday, publishing videos featuring people on buses.

Kiev-based UNIAN news agency published a video on its Telegram channel showing people with their suitcases on buses. The caption to the video says "Green corridor in Sumy, the first stage of the evacuation has begun."

Earlier in the day, Moscow announced a ceasefire from 10:00 Moscow time (07:00 GMT) so that civilians from a number of Ukrainian cities, including Kiev can be evacuated. Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said that the first column will start moving along the humanitarian corridor from Sumy at 08:00 GMT.
08:11 GMT 08.03.2022
US House May Vote on Bill Banning Imports of Russian Oil This Week - Majority Leader
07:46 GMT 08.03.2022
Russian Military Took Base Abandoned By Ukrainian Forces With Military Equipment, Artillery and Fuel Depots on Outskirts of Berdyansk
07:38 GMT 08.03.2022
Russian MoD Announces Opening of Humanitarian Corridors From Kiev, Chernigov, Sumy, Kharkov, Mariupol From 07:00 GMT
Russian Armed Forces staring from 07:00 GMT introduced a silence regime for the evacuation of civilians from a number of Ukrainian cities, including from Kiev, the official representative of the Russian Defence Ministry, Major General Igor Konashenkov, said.
"In order to safely evacuate civilians from settlements, a ceasefire is introduced today from 10 o'clock Moscow time and humanitarian corridors from Kiev, Chernigov, Sumy, Kharkov and Mariupol are opened," the general said.
07:35 GMT 08.03.2022
Beijing Urges US to Explain Its Biological Activities for Military Purposes at Home and Abroad, Including in Ukraine - Foreign Ministry
China has urged the United States to clarify its biological activities for military purposes at home and abroad, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Tuesday.

"We once again urge the American side to fully clarify its biological militarization activities at home and abroad," Zhao told reporters, commenting on information about US-funded biological laboratories in Ukraine.

The Russian defence ministry on Monday made public a presentation, which said that the United States spent more than $200 million on the work of biological laboratories in Ukraine, the laboratories of the central sanitary and epidemiological directorate of the Ukrainian Defence Ministry participated in the US military biological program.
07:16 GMT 08.03.2022
Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Says Moscow, Kiev Agreed on Observing Ceasefire Along Sumy-Poltava Humanitarian Corridor From 7:00 GMT
07:12 GMT 08.03.2022
Refugees From LPR, DPR and Ukraine Will Be Provided With Free Medical Care in Russia
07:10 GMT 08.03.2022
Tokyo Lodges Protest to Russia Over Unfriendly Countries List
The government of Japan has protested the Russian decision to designate Japan as an unfriendly country, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said on Tuesday.

"The Russian listing as an unfriendly country is regrettable. We have lodged the protest via diplomatic channels," Matsuno told a briefing.
07:08 GMT 08.03.2022
Ukraine Asks to Ban Russia From Accessing Technological Resources of IAEA, Break Off Relations With Russians in UN Structures Related to Nuclear Field
Ukraine has asked to ban Russia from accessing the technological resources of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), as well as to break off relations with Russian citizens in UN structures related to the nuclear field, the energy ministry said on Tuesday.

Kiev has sent official appeals to the IAEA, outlining its vision of ensuring security in the conditions of hostilities, the ministry wrote on Facebook.

Ukraine calls on the IAEA to apply to NATO to close the airspace over the territory of Ukraine, given the geography of the nuclear power plant, as well as asks for "a ban on Russia's access to the intellectual and technological resources of the IAEA, severing relations with Russian citizens who are employed in UN structures related to nuclear energy," the ministry said.
07:05 GMT 08.03.2022
Footage of Nighttime Use of Russian Defence Ministry Ka-52 Helicopters During Operation in Ukraine
06:49 GMT 08.03.2022
Nickel Price Hits Record High over $100,000 Amid Supply Concerns - Exchange
The price of nickel continues to rally more than 100% on the London Metal Exchange (LME), rising to historic highs above $100,000 a tonne on concerns about possible disruptions in supplies from Russia.

As of 06:31 GMT on Tuesday, the price of three-month nickel futures was rising 109.4% to $100,680 per tonne.

On Monday, it reached a historic high of $47,891.5 per tonne.
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