Britain is in talks to send thousands of extra troops to Eastern Europe *before* any potential Russian invasion of Ukraine, reports CNN. US and a handful of Nato allies (including UK) are reportedly considering sending a 1,000-strong battlegroup each
The Russian Ambassador to Ireland has said that he would be willing to meet groups of fisherman to negotiate a settlement
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RAF C17 Globemaster III RRR6704 descending for Kyiv from Lviv
An 18-year-old woman was attacked and beaten by three men armed with what police believe was a metal pole in north Belfast last night
Boris Johnson has warned Putin that if Russia invades Ukraine, the UK will look to contribute to "any new Nato deployment to protect our allies in Europe"
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RAF C17 Globemaster III RRR6704 descending for Lviv Ukraine
Two men are arrested in Manchester as part of the investigation into the Texas synagogue attack by British hostage-taker Malik Faisal Akram
Foreign sec @trussliz says "we've ruled nothing out" re sanctions against Russia in event of incursion in Ukraine
Civil servant Sue Gray's report into claims of parties in Downing Street during the COVID lockdowns could be published as early as tomorrow
Sky News understands that officials have handed over to civil servant Sue Gray - who is leading an inquiry into claims of lockdown breaches at Downing Street - photos of parties in Downing Street which include Prime Minister Boris Johnson
UK PM Johnson says it's not just Ukraine that Putin has his eye on
Prime Minister @BorisJohnson signals UK will deploy more British forces to support NATO in Europe if Russia launches any new invasion of Ukraine. He tells MPs UK would "look to contribute to any new NATO deployments to protect our allies in Europe"
British Foreign Secretary: Talks with Iran are heading to a dead end
Foreign Secretary @trussliz tells MPs she will visit Ukraine next week
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Training of soldiers for the use of NLAW anti-tank missile systems began today at the 184th Training Center of the National Academy of Land Forces named after Hetman Petro Sagaidachny
Scotland Yard is now investigating "a number of events" in Downing Street and Whitehall in relation to potential coronavirus regulation breaches, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick said
Met Police will now investigate a number of lockdown events at Downing Street and Whitehall. The events were referred by Sue Gray, Cressida Dick says
The UK is "becoming aware of a significant number of individuals that are assessed to be associated with Russian military advance-force operations and currently located in Ukraine" - update from deputy defence minister @JSHeappey
Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy calls for PM Boris Johnson to resign amid fresh revelations about Downing Street parties He said the rules were clear and what has emerged is clearly a breach of them
ITV: Boris Johnson had a surprise birthday party during first lockdown with wife Carrie inviting up to 30 people to Cabinet Room bash - despite rules banning indoor social gatherings
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Two men and a teenage girl have admitted attacking a father-of-two psychiatrist in a Cardiff city park, but deny his murder. Dr Gary Jenkins, 54, suffered horrific injuries when he was brutally attacked in the shadow of Cardiff Castle
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NATO Secretary General @jensstoltenberg and UK Foreign Secretary @trussliz discussed Russia's military build-up in/around Ukraine & implications for European security. He thanked her for British contributions to NATO collective defence & strong support to our partner Ukraine
Intelligence is "pretty gloomy" on an imminent, new Russian invasion of Ukraine but it's not inevitable, UK PM says. "I have got to tell you that I think the intelligence is pretty gloomy on this point," he says
British PM says there are around 60 Russian battle groups on the borders of Ukraine. In a pool TV interview, @BorisJohnson said: "The plan for a lightning war that could take out Kyiv is one that everyone can see. We need to make it clear to Russia that that would be a disastrous step"
UK Prime Minister @BorisJohnson warns a further Russian invasion of Ukraine could be "a new Chechnya". "We also need to get over the message that invading Ukraine from a Russian perspective is going to be a painful, violent and bloody business.this could be a new Chechnya"
UK Foreign Office officials said the decision was not the result of specific intelligence targeting British diplomats but a response to the growing risk of a Russian incursion & the potential risk to diplomats
The BBC understands the Foreign Office has started to withdraw staff from the British embassy in Kiyv, amid growing fears in the West that Russia may be preparing to invade Ukraine
The UK is keeping "under close review" the situation at its embassy in Ukraine after US announced it will reduce staff + withdraw families. @FCDOGovUK said: "The safety & security of our staff & British nationals is our top priority. We are keeping the situation under close review"
Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Secretary says "there will be severe economic consequences if Russia installs a puppet government in Ukraine" but it's "extremely unlikely" that troops will be sent to Ukraine