Ukraine LIVE: Putin’s chilling plan to seize food from warzones and send it back to Russia

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Sanctions against Russia have sparked mass shortages but in a now-deleted statement, politician Vladislav Zyryanov revealed the Kremlin wanted to take food from southern Ukraine for its own.

He said they want to “increase the volume of supplies for domestic Russian consumers by moving food from other southern [Ukrainian] regions taken under its control”.

It comes after Russia targeted 287 MPs with what Boris Johnson called a ‘badge of honour’. Russia banned the MPs from entering the country for fuelling “unwarranted Russophobic hysteria”.

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Two British volunteers captured by Russian forces

Two British volunteers have reportedly been captured by the Russian military. 

Non-profit organisation Presidium Network said the two men had been detained at a checkpoint south of Zaporizhzhia in southern Ukraine.

The volunteers were working to provide humanitarian aid in Ukraine. 

Tarde minster Anne-Marie Trevelyan said the foreign office is doing “all it can to support and identify these two people”. 

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