Ukraine LIVE: 'Life-saving' deal struck with Putin – but UK warns to 'watch carefully'

The deal will allow up to five million tons of grain to be moved out of Odesa, guided through sea mines by pilot ships, while Putin has agreed not to attack them. This comes after the UN said 44million people were “marching towards starvation” due to the war and drought, prompting Red Cross chief Robert Mardini to describe the deal as “nothing short of life-saving”.

But Foreign Secretary Liz Truss warned Putin may yet fail to honour his promise, saying: “We will be watching to ensure Russia’s actions match its words.” She added the only route to lasting security was for Vladimir Putin to end the war and withdraw from Ukraine.

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