Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra rides wave of emotional support from European public; another convoy of refugees evacuated safely from Mariupol
- Black Sea blockade is causing famine in some countries, say G7
- Refugees staying with UK hosts not cleared by criminal record checks
- Putin warns Finland that joining Nato would harm Russia relations
- Senior US senators visit Zelenskiy in Kyiv
Hello and welcome to the Guardian’s live coverage of the war in Ukraine. I’m Tess McClure and I’ll be with you for the next few hours before handing over to my colleagues in London.
Here are some of the key developments of the past few hours, including the safe evacuation of another convoy of refugees from Mariupol and Ukraine’s win in the Eurovision song contest on a wave of emotional support from the European public.