Putin trying to distract from war failures - UK FM

STORY: Speaking to Reuters, the UK diplomat said the international community would not get deterred from doing the right thing. Instead, together with the other Group of Seven states, the UK will stay focused on the issues at hand, such as continuing to support Ukraine and ensuring food security for those in need.

Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, its grain exports have slumped, with the closing of its Black Sea ports driving up global food prices and prompting fears of shortages in Africa and the Middle East.

Russia says Ukraine intended to detonate a "dirty bomb" with radioactive contaminants. Kyiv and its Western allies have not only rejected Russia's allegation but also voiced concern that Moscow is using it as a pretext for a further escalation of the conflict in Ukraine.