Petro Poroshenko is a man of many hats – former Ukrainian president, chocolate factory owner, military strategist. But when it comes to Russia's Vladimir Putin, he has just one opinion: ‘Don’t trust Putin, he never keeps his word…He’s a pathological liar.’ (Free to read)
Russia’s blockade of the Black Sea has all but halted the export of 20mn tonnes of grain stuck in Ukraine, suffocating its main export industry and driving global food prices to record highs.
Sweden’s historic bid to join Nato has run into trouble over the long dispute between Turkey and Kurdish militants, with Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan threatening to block Stockholm's accession to the 30-member group if it does not meet his demands.
Italy’s transport unions are observing a one-day strike to protest against the government’s military support for Ukraine and have called for an immediate ceasefire in the conflict. For more updates, bookmark our live blog.