Ukrainian tanks fire from wheat fields as Zelensky warns of global food crisis

A UKRAINIAN tank fires from a wheat field – as President Volodymyr Zelensky warned that the Russian invasion was triggering a global food crisis.

The T-64BV fought back outside Soledar in the beleaguered eastern region of Donbass.

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A Ukrainian tank fires from a wheat field – as President Volodymyr Zelensky warned that the Russian invasion was triggering a global food crisisCredit: AFP
In Kostiantynivka, a dog named Buddy was pictured near his destroyed home after a Russian attack

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In Kostiantynivka, a dog named Buddy was pictured near his destroyed home after a Russian attackCredit: Reuters

In the nearby town of Kostiantynivka, a dog named Buddy was pictured near his destroyed home after a Russian attack, and a bombed-out house burned down in the town of Lysychansk.

Meanwhile, Mr Zelensky accused Vladimir Putin’s war machine of blockading ports and looting needed grain in Asia and Africa.

Speaking on a video link to a defense summit in Singapore, he said: “This hurts not only Ukrainians, but the whole world.”

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He blamed the invasion for soaring commodity and energy prices – and said Putin was now doing the same with food.

He added: “It is on the battlefields of Ukraine that the future rules of this world and the limits of the possible are decided.”

A house is pictured on fire in the town of Lysychansk

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A house is pictured on fire in the town of LysychanskCredit: AFP

Prez US: ‘We were ignored

By Liam Coleman

JOE Biden said Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky “didn’t want to hear it” when he warned him that Russia had troops lined up on the border ready to invade.

The US president, 79, was addressing donors at a party hosted by Hollywood producer Jeffrey Katzenberg in Los Angeles.

He said: “Nothing like this has happened since World War II.

“A lot of people thought maybe I was exaggerating. But I knew we had data.

Mr Biden acknowledged that a full-scale assault might have seemed over the top at the time.

He accused Putin of “trying to erase the culture” of Ukraine and said the Kremlin leader saw the capital Kyiv as “the seat of mother Russia”.

Mr Zelensky faced tough questions about his lack of preparedness in the weeks leading up to the invasion