The US defence department has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of acting with “depravity” in his invasion of Ukraine.

Spokesman John Kirby became visibly emotional as he asked how anyone “moral” could justify the atrocities committed by Russia.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said yesterday he was still open to peace talks with Mr Putin.

However he said there was a high risk they could collapse amid Russian aggression.

Speaking to Polish media, Mr Zelensky said he wanted to meet Mr Putin because “a single man decides everything” in Russia.

He said the destruction left by Russian forces in occupied areas has made any discussions tenuous.

On Thursday, Ukraine announced a hunt for 10 Russian soldiers accused of war crimes in Bucha – a suburb north of Kyiv where at least 400 civilians were killed.