Ukraine-Russia live news: Kyiv’s troops to leave Severodonetsk

Ukrainian forces will “have to be withdrawn” from the mostly Russian-occupied battleground city of Severodonetsk, the governor of Luhansk says, a day after he announced that troops had left areas around Lysychansk.

The United States is sending $450m more in military aid to Ukraine, including another four High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS).

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says the EU’s decision to grant Ukraine candidacy status is one of the most important developments since it gained independence.

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Germany is heading for a gas shortage if Russian supplies remain as low as they are now, the economy minister has warned.