WASHINGTON - The World Bank said it expects Ukraine’s economy to shrink by 45% this year as a result of the war.

Anna Bjerde, the bank’s vice-president, said Ukraine needs “massive financial support immediately”.

The institution is also forecasting a steep recession in Russia as a result of sanctions.

On Sunday, Ukraine’s prosecutor general told Sky News that the bodies of more than 1,200 people had been found in the Kyiv region since Russian forces withdrew from the area.