This morning we had a most fascinating and confidential brief on Ukraine. A General and a distinguished Foreign Office Director explained what was going on out there, with members of our Defence Select Committee throwing in questions over the hour we had. Although I cannot report what was said during the meeting, it is public knowledge that the Russians massed circa 80,000 troops on the border in an intimidating move that drew universal condemnation. The gloves came off during PMQs, with the PM and Starmer exchanging blows on flat expenditure and what was said in a private meeting during the pandemic. I do not intend to get involved in either. Over in Northern Ireland, Arlene Foster announced her resignation as leader of the Democratic Unionist Party and as NI first minister after an internal revolt. Mrs Foster, 50, said she would step down as DUP leader on 28 May and as first minister at the end of June. More than 20 DUP NI Assembly members and four MPs signed a letter voicing no-confidence in the leadership. Mrs Foster said it had been the privilege of her life to serve the people of Northern Ireland. Over in India, the virus continues to ravage the country where 200,000 have now died. The pressure on many hospitals is showing no sign of abating amid a surging second wave. The real number of fatalities is thought to be far greater, with many not being officially recorded. Oxygen supplies remain critically low across the country, with the black market the only option for some people. Crematoriums are operating non-stop, with makeshift pyres in car parks. There have been at least 300,000 new infections every day in the past week, with more than 360,000 new cases in the past 24 hours on Wednesday. Overall, more than 17.9 million cases have been registered. I am deeply sympathetic and, quite rightly, the UK is sending aid.