Russia-Ukraine war live: Poland to ask EU for compensation for supplying tanks; Ukraine officials resign amid corruption claims

LIVE – Updated at 15:43 Polish PM also says he hopes for quick answer from Germans on exporting tanks; high-profile resignations and departures in Kyiv.

  15:43 Germany could give approval to Poland for Warsaw to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine as soon as Wednesday, Bloomberg is reporting. Figures close

to the decision spoke to the news outlet after Poland submitted a formal application on Tuesday. German law requires them to give approval before any of its military equipment is

re-exported. Germany has said it will respond with “necessary urgency”. It means hundreds of the tanks in Europe can only be supplied to Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s forces with

politicians’ approval. Doomsday Clock set at closest ever time to midnight after Ukraine invasion 15:33 The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has set its

Doomsday Clock, intended to illustrate existential risks to the world, at 90 seconds to midnight, the closest to midnight the clock has ever been since it was first introduced in

1947. Rachel Bronson, the president and CEO of the Bulletin, said the decision to move the clock forward from last year’s position of 100 seconds to midnight, was due

“largely, though not exclusively, because of the mounting dangers in the war in Ukraine.” The lowest point it had been was its previous setting of “100 seconds” in

January 2020 to reflect worsening relations between superpowers. It was held at that point in 2021 and 2022. During the cold war, which provided the backdrop for the

metaphorical clock’s establishment, it reached two-minutes to midnight during hydrogen bomb tests by the US and Soviet Union in 1953.