Ukraine LIVE: Royal Navy ‘threat’ puts Putin on alert – Russian troops run out of missiles

US intelligence looking for a “coup to assassinate Putin”

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Admiral Sir Ben Key said the Russian President would face a “huge cost to him and Russia” if he made the move.

He warned: “We represent a threat.

“The Russians effectively tried to exclude any other any other ships from operating in the northern part of the Black Sea and the Ukrainians demonstrated that that was not something that they could do freely.”

It comes as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky claimed Russia has fired more than 2,000 missiles at Ukraine since the invasion began.

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500 rescued from Azovstal Steel Plant

Around 500 civilians have been evacuated from the besieged Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol. 

British military intelligence said Russian forces continue their ground assault at the plant where civilians and military forces are sheltering. 

Head of President Zelensky’s office said: “The next stage of rescuing our people from Azovstal is underway at the moment”.

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