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Day 156 of the war in Ukraine. Next, we tell you the last hour of theRussian invasion in direct:

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Ukraine prepares the evacuation of more than 200,000 residents of Donetsk before winter

Ukraine's deputy prime minister, Irina Vereshchuk, announced this Saturday that the government has begun preparations to order the mandatory evacuation of the Donetsk region before winter due to the almost total destruction of the infrastructure of heating supply for fighting against Russian forces. Vereshchuk, also Minister for the Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories, as Ukraine calls the separatist zones of the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, close to Russia, has announced the creation, for this purpose, from the so-called Headquarters for the evacuation of residents of the Donetsk region. The deputy prime minister estimates that the mandatory evacuation order could affect between 200,000 and 220,000 residents of the region, right now the epicenter of fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces.

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30 Ukrainian paramilitaries have died in their latest bombings in Kharkov

The Russian Army has assured that some thirty Ukrainian paramilitaries have died as a result of their latest bombings on the Kharkov region, in the southeast of the country and one of the epicenters of the fighting in the last In recent weeks, according to the military spokesman, General Igor Konashenkov. The attacks were carried out with Iskander missiles on “a temporary deployment point” of the paramilitary group Kraken, denounced by Russia for expressing Nazi ideology.

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Gazprom leaves Latvia without gas

The Russian gas consortium Gazprom has announced this Saturday the immediate suspension of gas supply to the neighboring&nbsp ;Latvia. “Today Gazprom suspended the supply of gas to Latvia within the framework of the July request due to violations of gas selection conditions,” the Russian corporation said in a brief statement. p>

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Ukrainian authorities denounce an attack with more than 80 projectiles on Nikopol

The Ukrainian authorities have denounced an attack with more than 80 projectiles on the city of Nikopol, in the Dnipropetrovsk region, in the southeast of the country, early on Saturday morning. “The night has been tense in the Nikopol region. The Russian troops have covered it with fire several times. Up to 80 shells have been sent towards the city”, detailed the military governor of the Dnipropetrovsk province, Valentin Reznichenko, on its Telegram channel.

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The US is studying declaring Russia a state sponsor of terrorism

The White House spokeswoman, Karine Jean-Pierre, has advanced this Friday that the United States is studying the declaration of Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism as a sanction measure for the invasion of Ukraine. “We are studying it together with a series of other proposals to impose more costs on Russia (…). This requires a determination by the Department of State on specific criteria”, has expressed the spokeswoman for the White House at a press conference.

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Ukraine accuses Russia of another “horrendous “war crime

Ukraine accused this Friday Russia was behind the attack on a prison where Ukrainian prisoners of war were held in the Donbas region (east), controlled by Russian separatists. “Russia committed another horrendous war crime by bombing a prison facility in the occupied Olenivka region where it was holding Ukrainian prisoners of war,” Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Twitter. Russia and the separatists, who cited at least 40 dead in the attack, accused the Ukrainian military of being behind the bombing. “Ukrainian armed forces, fully adhering to the principles and norms of international humanitarian law, have never carried out and do not carry out shelling of civilian infrastructure, especially in places where prisoners of war are likely to be found,” he said. the Ukrainian General Staff in a statement.

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Putin orders the government to repair homes and infrastructure in Donbas< /p>

The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, ordered today to the Government the repair of houses and infrastructures in the territory of the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk before the arrival of winter. “The leaders of both republics have turned to us for help in the reconstruction (…), even more so when we are now in the middle of summer and winter is not that far away,” Putin said while meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Marat Jusnulin. Putin explained These are housing, social infrastructure and civil engineering, which includes hospitals, health centers and maternity hospitals. “You have to get people to spend the winter in normal and decent conditions,” he insisted.

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Reduction of sentence

Ukrainian justice reduces to 15 years of ca. The first sentenced Russian soldier was sentenced to life imprisonment.

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Zelensky supervises resumption n of grain exports in a Ukrainian port

Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky addressed the This Friday to a port in southern Ukraine to supervise the resumption of grain exports, in accordance with the agreements signed on July 22, announced the official. The presidency. “The loading of the first ship since the beginning of the war is underway. It is a Turkish ship,” Zelensky said, according to a presidential statement.

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The Ukrainian Army says it “never” attacked civilian or prisoner of war infrastructure

The Ukrainian Army denied On Friday, he had bombed a prison in the Donbas region (east), controlled by Russian separatists, in which Ukrainian soldiers were being held, as accused by the police. Moscow, which you mentioned dozens of dead. “Ukrainian armed forces, fully adhering to the principles and norms of international humanitarian law, have never carried out and do not carry out shelling of civilian infrastructure, especially in places where prisoners of war are likely to be found,” he said. the army in a statement.

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Montenegro approves the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO

The Montenegrin Parliament ratified Last night, with a large majority, the protocols for the accession of Sweden and Finland to NATO, which the two Nordic countries requested last May, informed the Government. the local press today. According to the Vijesti portal, 57 deputies of the 81-seat Parliament voted in favor of ratification, three were against and there were 11 abstentions. Local media indicate that Montenegro is the twentieth state to ratify the accession of the two countries to the Alliance. On his Twitter account, Foreign Minister Ranko Krivokapic said today that “Montenegro wishes to welcome Sweden and Finland” by indicating that two-thirds of the deputies present supported the entry protocols. The small Balkan country has been a member of NATO since 2017 and is a candidate for entry into the European Union.

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German economy stalls, recession threatens

The growth of the German economy remained zero in the second quarter, clouded by the acceleration of inflation as a result of the war in Ukraine, which weighs on purchasing power and industrial activity, according to ;n Preliminary figures released on Friday. After a growth of 0.8% during the first three months of the year, the first European economy is in “a difficult global economic context, with the covid-19 pandemic, interrupted supply chains, rising prices and the war in Ukraine”, explains the federal statistical institute Destatis in a statement . The unemployment rate in Germany increased in July, for the second consecutive month, due to the “registration of Ukrainian refugees” in the labor market, indicated on Friday the employment office in another statement. The indicator reached 5.4% in data corrected for seasonal effects, 0.1 points more than in June, he detailed.

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Minsk withdraws the ambassador to the United Kingdom for “hostile actions” from London

Belarus announced Today the withdrawal of its ambassador to the UK and the reduction of diplomatic relations to the level of charge d'affaires in response to the “hostile actions” of London. “The decision has been made to reduce the level of representation of our country in London to chargé d'affaires,” the minister reported. the Belarusian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Anatoli Glaz, quoted by the BELTA agency. The representative of the Belarusian diplomacy indicated that it is a response “to a whole series of unfriendly steps by the United Kingdom, aimed at systematically causing the maximum possible damage to Belarusian citizens and legal personalities”.

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Five dead at a bus stop in Ukraine after Russian bombing

It amounts to at least five people dead after a Russian bombardment that hit Cuba. a bus stop in the Mikolaiv region in southern Ukraine on Friday the regional governor.

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Russia receives the US request and studies the date conversation between Lavrov and Blinken

Russia has received a request from the US to set up a phone call between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his US counterpart Antony Blinken, confirmed the statement. today the head of Russian diplomacy himself. “We heard about it (Blinken's desire to hold a phone call) when we were (on tour) in Africa. He was on TV, saying he wants to talk to me. Then the official request came,” Lavrov said Friday during a visit to Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. The Russian foreign minister stated that Moscow will propose Washington “soon” a date to organize the call with Blinken.

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Four dead and seven injured in Ukraine after Russian attack on a bus stop

At least four people were killed and seven wounded after a Russian bombardment hit the country. A bus stop in the Mykolaiv region of southern Ukraine announced on Friday the regional governor. “At the moment there is talk of four dead and seven wounded,” he said. Vitaly Kim on Telegram.

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Unemployment rises in Germany to 5.4%, by incorporating Ukrainian refugees

The unemployment rate rose this July in Germany half a point in relation to the previous month to stand at 5.4%, an evolution mainly due, according to the Federal Employment Agency, to the incorporation in its statistics of refugees Ukrainians who have arrived in the country in recent months. In total, the number of unemployed registered by the department is 2.47 million, an increase of 107,000 people compared to the previous month, while on a year-on-year basis they are 120,000 less than those corresponding to July 2021. The Federal Agency highlights in His statement stated the “sharp increase” in unemployment and also in low-paid work or underemployment observed this month.

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Russia attacks Ukrainian reserve units in kyiv and Chernihiv regions

The Russian Ministry of Defense reported today about attacks on Ukrainian reserve units in the kyiv and Chernihiv regions, thereby confirming The complaints from the Ukrainian authorities, who reported the impact of Russian missiles in these areas in the north of the country. “Strikes with high-precision naval, air and ground emplacement weapons were inflicted on enemy reserves in the kyiv and Chernihiv regions,” he said. the Russian defense spokesman, Lieutenant General Igor Konashénkov, in the morning war report. According to the military entity, as a result of these attacks the 30th mechanized brigade, which is preparing to march to the Donbas region, in eastern Ukraine, “totally lost its combat capacity.” p>

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Ukraine denounces attack with cluster bombs in Mykolaiv, with four deaths< /p>

The Ukrainian authorities today denounced Russian attacks with cluster bombs in the Mykolaiv region, in the south of the country, in the midst of the major offensive launched by kyiv to recover positions controlled by Russia. The attacks have caused at least four deaths and nine injuries, according to the Ukrinform portal, which refers to sources from the mayor's office. The municipal authorities have activated the alarms and urged the population to remain in their shelters. The Ukrainian military command had previously reported new attacks on the outskirts of the capital, kyiv, in addition to intense fighting in the Donetsk region, in the east of the country. In Lugansk, as well as in Donbas, Ukrainian forces managed to repel up to six attacks by Russian troops, according to Ukrinform.

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Donetsk pro-Russians say kyiv attack on a prison kills 40

The pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine accused kyiv forces on Friday of attacking with missiles a prison in the Donetsk People's Republic where Ukrainian prisoners were held, of whom at least 40 died in the bombardment. “At night they fired on the Yelenovka prison, allegedly with the HIMARS (missiles),” said Daniil Bezsonov, the separatists' deputy information minister. According to the source, quoted by the Russian agency Interfax, 40 prisoners died in the attack and another 130 were injured. “Now the rubble is being lifted. These figures may increase,” he added. kyiv has not yet responded to the separatist accusations.

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n in Lugansk

In Lugansk, also in Donbas, the Ukrainian forces managed to repel up to six attacks by Russian troops, according to that medium. The Ukrainian troops are trying to recover positions in the south of the country, in one of whose cities, Kropivnitski, yesterday there were five deaths and some forty wounded, according to the latest balance of the regional military authority. In Kherson, a strategic city in the south of the country, the Ukrainian army launched an attack. throughout the night six attacks against enemy positions, as part of its strategy to launch a major offensive and cut off the supply lines of the Russian troops.

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Ukraine reports new attacks on kyiv and heavy fighting in Donetsk

The Ukrainian authorities reported this Friday of new attacks on the outskirts of the capital, kyiv, while intense fighting continues in the Donetsk region, in the east of the country. The missile attack on a military objective in the vicinity of the capital caused at least fifteen wounded, as reported by the The governor of the region, Oleksiv Kuleba, through the Telegram account. More than 10 missile attacks were also recorded in the Chernihiv region, northeast of the capital, one of which caused a bomb attack. damage to a government building, according to its regional authorities. Intense fighting continues in the east of the country, with a toll of eight civilians killed in Donetsk yesterday, according to data updated last morning by the Ukrinform portal.

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Russia threatens to close the country's main independent newspaper

Russia's communications regulator demanded The withdrawal of the license to the web page and the printed edition of the main independent newspaper in the country, Novaya Gazeta, informed the newspaper. Thursday the middle. According to the publication, the state communications control body Roskomnadzor went He went to court demanding that the newspaper's website's media license be cancelled. “Is it politics? And what is not politics now?” Roskomnadzor said in a statement, quoted by TASS. The agency explained that he had also requested the revocation of the distribution license for the printed edition of Novaya Gazeta, which For his part, he would fight for his rights in court. Novaya Gazeta, whose director, Dmitry Muratov, won last year the Nobel Peace Prize, suspended It will be published in March until the end of the Russian military intervention in Ukraine.

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< strong>Renault loses 1,666 million until June due to its departure from Russia

Renault lost 1,666 million euros in the first half of the year due to the accounting effect of the exit from its operations in Russia, which gave rise to a negative charge of 2,323 million. The departure from Russia was accounted for. as an exceptional non-cash charge for abandoned activities, and without it the company would have obtained a net profit of 657 million euros, (199 million in the same period of 2021), as detailed ; this Friday in a statement. The French automobile group registered A turnover of 21,121 million euros between January and June (0.3% more than a year ago) and, above all, achieved An operating profit of 988 million euros (4.7% of turnover), which is more than double that of the same period in 2021.

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The United Nations expects the first grain ships to leave this Friday from Ukrainian ports

The Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations for Humanitarian Affairs, Martin Griffiths, has confirmed that there are already ships loaded with grain in Ukrainian ports waiting to depart and has expressed his hope that these first routes can start tomorrow, Friday. However, Griffiths has acknowledged that the parties involved in the agreement for the export of food from Ukrainian territory – Ukraine, Russia, Turkey and the United Nations – are still outlining the exact coordinates of the routes. The parties agreed that the ships would cross the Black Sea to the Bosphorus Strait in Turkey, a country where a joint coordination center has been established that includes representatives from the three countries and from the UN.

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The US has not received a response from Russia after requesting a call between Blinken and Lavrov

The United States Department of State has affirmed this Thursday that it has not received a response to the formal request for a call requested from the Russian Foreign Ministry between the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov. “We have made it clear to Russia that we are seeking a discussion between Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Lavrov,” US State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement.

2 days ago

Lithuania announces a new arms supply package for Ukraine

The president of Lithuania, Gitanas Nauseda, has confirmed that Vilnius will deliver A new package of arms supplies was delivered to kyiv in the context of the war, which began more than five months ago by order of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin. Nauseda, who this Thursday met with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodimir Zelenski, has assured that he has not arrived in Ukraine “empty-handed”, as reported by the Ukrainian news agency Ukrinform . “We continue to do this now (provide military assistance), and I have not come empty-handed either. Today the new package is ammunition and ten armored vehicles,” the Lithuanian head of state announced at a joint press conference. with Zelensky. In this line, Nauseda has anticipated that Lithuania will soon show a self-produced system for anti-drone defense, something he, he believes, Ukraine badly needs

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The mayor of Kharkov: “No place is safe”< /p>

Artillery fire resounds in a neighborhood west of Kharkov, under Russian fire for weeks, but the mayor of Ukraine's second largest city, Igor Terekhov, hardly pays attention. Kharkov, a predominantly Russian-speaking city a few tens of kilometers from the border, is It has been on the front line since February 24 and is the scene of intense bombing and fighting. But the Russians never managed to occupy it, falling back against the Ukrainian army from mid-April. “We have nine neighborhoods in the city and they are all attacked with varying intensity and at different times. So we can say that no place is safe,” summarizes the mayor. “You're only safe in shelters and on the subway. But that's all,” he adds

2 days ago

Russia attacks several military bases in Ukraine, which counterattacks in the south

Russia launched this Thursday several attacks on military infrastructure and residential buildings in Ukraine, whose forces try to recover territories occupied by Moscow; in a counteroffensive in the south. At least five people were killed and 25 wounded after a Russian shelling in Kropivnitskyi, some 300 km south of kyiv, in central Ukraine, it said. regional governor Andriy Raikovitch on Telegram. Hours earlier, Ukraine reported that Russia had partially destroyed a military base in Liutij, some 30 km north of the Ukrainian capital. The missiles, one of which was shot down by Ukrainian air forces, were launched from the Crimean peninsula, which Russia annexed. in 2014, he specified Oleksiy Gromov, a senior Ukrainian military official

2 days ago

Russian advance in Donbas slows down pending reinforcements from Moscow

The Russian Army continues to make little territorial gains in the Donetsk region almost a month after claiming victory in neighboring Lugansk, awaiting reinforcements in the form of volunteer battalions from various Russian regions. The General Staff of Ukraine admitted today that the enemy is concentrating its offensive efforts on achieving “full control” of Donbas, but has failed to make progress towards the Ukrainian strongholds in Donetsk. Since the beginning of July, the only Russian success, as acknowledged by kyiv and pro-Russian separatists, has been the seizure this week of the Uglegórskaya power plant by a commando from the feared Russian company. Russian private Wagner, specialized in the assault of energy facilities in Syria and North Africa

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Ukraine announces 5 dead by Russian missiles at the Kropivnitski flight academy

The Ukrainian authorities affirmed today that a Russian attack against the flight academy of the National Aviation University in Kropivnitski, in the south of the country, has caused five deaths and 25 wounded, between civil and military personnel. The Governor of the Military Administration of the Kirovohrad province, Andriy Raikovich, announced told Ukrainian public television that four of the dead are civilians. The impact of the missiles against a hangar of the academy left In addition, 13 civilians and 12 soldiers were wounded, although the governor specified that the number can still increase, and destroyed the two civilian planes and an An-26 of the Ukrainian Army

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Russia rules out having reached an agreement with the US for the exchange of prisoners from both countries

The Kremlin spokesman, Dimitri Peskov, has ruled out that an agreement has been reached for the moment for the exchange of the American basketball player Brittney Griner and the ex-marine Paul Whelan in exchange for the Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout. Questioned at a press conference about this proposal put forward by Washington on Wednesday, Peskov said that when these types of statements are made, it is assumed that issues are being discussed, but that for the time being no progress has been made. this sense. “Since now there are no agreements that have been finalized, consequently, I have nothing more to add to what has been said,” the Kremlin spokesman said, according to the Russian news agency Interfax. .

2 days ago

Estonia will stop to issue visas for study purposes to Russian citizens

The Estonian Government announced This Thursday that Russian citizens will no longer be granted visas or residence permits for study purposes. In addition, Russian and Belarusian citizens will not be able to obtain short-term work permits if they do not have a valid residence permit issued by Estonia, according to the report. the Government of the Baltic country in a statement. This implies that they will no longer have the opportunity to work in Estonia on the basis of a visa issued by another country in the Schengen zone, as was the case until now, he explained. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Urmas Reinsalu.

2 days ago

Brussels proposes to eliminate Russia and Belarus of the trans-European transport networks

The European Commission has modified this Thursday its legislative proposal to eliminate Russia and Belarus from the trans-European transport networks, with which it intends to reflect the geopolitical change after the Russian military invasion of Ukraine. The Brussels amendment removes Russia and Belarus from the trans-European transport network maps and downgrades the last-mile transport networks with these countries. In the current context, cooperation with Russia and Belarus is neither appropriate nor in the interest of the Union”, justified the spokesman for the European Commission, Adalbert Jahnz.

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Estonia will stop issuing study visas to Russian citizens

The Estonian Government announced This Thursday that Russian citizens will no longer be granted visas or residence permits for study purposes. In addition, Russian and Belarusian citizens will not be able to obtain short-term work permits if they do not have a valid residence permit issued by Estonia, according to the report. the Government of the Baltic country in a statement. This implies that they will no longer have the opportunity to work in Estonia on the basis of a visa issued by another country in the Schengen zone, as was the case until now, he explained. the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Urmas Reinsalu.

2 days ago

H&M puts its business in Russia up for sale

< p>The Swedish fashion chain Hennes and Mauritz (H&M) has put its business in Russia up for sale after announcing its withdrawal from the country due to the Russian military campaign in neighboring Ukraine, according to the report. today the Russian newspaper Kommersant. According to the Russian newspaper, the eventual buyer would acquire the leasing rights to around 170 stores in 65 cities in the country, a distribution center of 57,700 square meters and 210 million dollars in merchandise reserves. ;ace. The source consulted by the Russian media pointed out that that of all the stores, 40% have lease contracts until 2050, while 50% have contracts until at least 2030.

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Belgorod: so It is the largest nuclear submarine in the world that has arrived in Russia.

The submersible has the capacity to transport eight units of the largest torpedo in the world. From the United States there is already speculation about its possible use for espionage or the launch of nuclear weapons. Read more at this link.

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Lucescu calls “deplorable” the ca Fans' comments in favor of Putin at Fenerbahce-Dinamo

The coach of DInamo kyiv, Mircea Lucescu, showed his surprise and anger after Turkish Fenerbahce fans chanted Russian President Vladimir Putin's name during the Champions League second qualifying round match in Istanbul . “The game went well, but we didn't count on the fans, I didn't expect such chants, they were deplorable,” assured the fans. Lucescu to the Turkish newspaper 'Fanatik' after not attending the press conference after his team's 1-2 victory and consequent classification in protest at these chants.

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The United States will offer to Russia an exchange to free Brittney Griner

The Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blinken, confirmed this wednesday that will talk “in the next few days” with the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, to whom he will offer the exchange of basketball player Brittney Griner. This will be therefore the first rapprochement of both officials since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, which began at the end of February by order of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, and will mean a step towards reopening diplomatic channels between Moscow and Moscow. and Washington. In statements to the media, Blinken pointed out that, among the issues that will address with his Russian counterpart, he will be a possible exchange by which the WNBA basketball player Brittney Griner and former US Marine Paul Whelan, accused by the Russian Justice, return to US soil.

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The Ukrainian Prosecutor's Office appoints Oleksander Klimenko as the new head of Anti-Corruption

On Thursday, the Ukrainian Prosecutor's Office appointed Oleksander Klimenko as the new head of the entity's Specialized Anti-Corruption Office, as reported by the head of the office of the Ukrainian Presidency, Andriy Yermak. Thus, the attorney general, Andriy Kostin, whose appointment was approved on Wednesday by the Ukrainian Parliament, has confirmed Klimenko's appointment, as Yermak indicated in a message broadcast through Telegram. “Kostin has approved his appointment immediately after he himself accepted the position of attorney general”, he pointed out before explaining that his election had taken place after a “fair” vote.

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The Prosecutor's Office is investigating the treatment of 87 Ukrainian orphans sheltered in Salamanca

The Juvenile Prosecutor's Office is investigating the treatment of 87 Ukrainian orphans sheltered at the Colegio de Armenteros in Salamanca, whose guardianship has been taken over by the Family Department of the Junta de Castilla y León. As published this Thursday by Norte de Castilla, several volunteers from the Madrina Foundation, which had custody of these minors, have denounced the “unhealthy” conditions of the school. Sources from the Family Ministry have explained to Efe that since July 11 they have protected these minors and that they will be protected. ACCEM the entity that will become charge of his care.

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Russia says Blinken has not asked to speak with Lavrov on prisoner release

The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has not yet requested a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in which, according to the media, he is going to talk about the release of Americans detained in Russia, reported today the Russian Foreign Ministry. “Beyond what the press says, we have not received a (formal) request,” he said. a foreign spokesman, quoted by the Interfax agency. added than in Moscow they are guided by “usual diplomatic practices” and “not public address practices”.

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Russia says Zelensky's “image” is missing. “rotten” and criticizes the “promotion” of his wife in the media

The Government of Russia has affirmed this Thursday that the “image” of the president of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski, is “rotten” and has criticized the “promotion” by Western media of the figure of his wife, Olena Zelenska, after the publication of a photographic report in 'Vogue' . “Have you noticed how the Western media promotes Zelensky's wife?” asked Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova. “A visit to the United States, magazine covers, photo sessions in a bunker,” he maintained.

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Donetsk separatists accuse kyiv of the most intensive attacks since February

Representatives of the self-proclaimed people's republic of Donetsk, a separatist region in eastern Ukraine, accused kyiv forces this Friday of attacking their territory almost 150 times in one day, something that had not happened in throughout the duration of the Russian military campaign. According to the Ceasefire Control and Coordination Center in Donetsk, quoted by the RIA Nóvosti agency, there are a total of 146 incidents. During the shelling, they added in Donetsk, the kyiv forces fired 842 shells. As a result, three people died and 11 others were injured in territories controlled by pro-Russian separatists.

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Russia concentrates on eastern Ukraine and tries to consolidate the south

Russia continues to concentrate its military efforts in Donbas (east), in addition to maintaining control of the captured districts in southern Ukraine, according to the latest part of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine . This report, reported by the Ukrinform news agency, also states that Russia is concentrating its main efforts on establishing full control over the Lugansk and Donetsk regions (east), maintaining control of the captured districts of the Kherson region (south) and parts of the Kharkov regions (northeast). ), Zaporizhia (south) -where additional units are heading- and Mikolaiv.

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Ukraine denounces a Russian attack on a district located in the kyiv region

The Ukrainian authorities on Thursday denounced a rocket attack on the Vishgorod district, located in the kyiv region, which has been relatively calm since the withdrawal of Russian troops from the area in early April. “This morning, the enemy has carried out a rocket attack on one of the communities in the Vishgorod district,” said the head of the kyiv Regional Military Administration, Oleksiy Kuleba, noting that “the information on victims is being clarified.” Thus, he has highlighted that the Russian forces have fired on an “infrastructure” and has pointed out that “all the emergency services are already in place”.

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Ukraine announces its intention to become a “guarantor” of European energy security

The Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelenski, announced this Wednesday the intention of his Executive to turn Ukraine into a guarantor of European energy security through its electricity production, and has detailed plans to increase the export of electricity to the countries of the European Union. “Gradually we will make Ukraine one of the guarantors of European energy security thanks to our national electricity production,” the Ukrainian president said in his daily message to the country's population.

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Poland signs an agreement to acquire South Korean fighters, tanks and howitzers

The Polish Minister of Defense, Mariusz Blaszczak, has signed an agreement this Wednesday with the president and general director of Hyundai Rotem Co, Lee Yong bae, for the acquisition of fighters, tanks and howitzers to combat South Korea in a decision aimed at strengthening the capabilities of the Polish Armed Forces. Poland will acquire 48 'FA-50' model fighter jets, 980 South Korean-made 'K2 Black Panther' model battle tanks and 648 K-9 howitzers, the Polish government has said, describing the deal as one of the largest defense orders ever. The most important and largest in the country in recent years, as reported by the Yonhap news agency.

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The UN calls for “effective application” of the grain agreement to “reduce food insecurity”

The Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, has applauded the inauguration of the Istanbul coordination center for the export of grain from Ukraine and has asked the parties to work to “apply effectively” the agreement with the aim of “reducing global food insecurity”. “The Secretary General warmly applauds the official inauguration of the Joint Coordination Center (JCC) in Istanbul,” said Guterres' deputy spokesman, Farhan Haq, who stressed that this body “is made up of representatives of Ukraine, Russia, Turkey and the UN.”

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Controversial report in 'Vogue' with the Zelensky couple: have they trivialized the war? photographer Annie Leibovitz in the midst of the conflict with Russia.

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The Russian embassy in the US condemns the Call to restrict Russian media in Spanish

The Russian Embassy in the United States has condemned this Wednesday the calls by US senators to restrict access to Russian media in Spanish, considering that they violate the basic principles of censorship.

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The US estimates that Russia has 75,000 casualties in the Ukraine war, according to NYT< /strong>

The Government and the Armed Forces of the United States estimate that Russia has had some 75,000 casualties between dead and wounded since the start of the war. his invasion of the Ukraine last February, according to what he published. this Wednesday the newspaper The New York Times. According to the information in this medium, which cites as a source a legislator who has spoken with government representatives, the casualties represent half of the 150,000 troops that Russia arrived at. to have deployed to Ukraine this spring.

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The Parliament of Ukraine confirms the appointment of Andriy Kostin as the new prosecutor general

The Parliament of Ukraine approved this Wednesday the appointment of Andriy Kostin as the country's new Attorney General after the dismissal of Irina Venediktova, who was removed from the post together with the head of the Intelligence Services (SBU), Ivan Bakanov. The vote has resulted in 299 votes in favor –of the 450 deputies that make up the Verkhovna Rada–, according to information from the Parliament itself through its website. This morning, the President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelensky, has nominated Kostin as the country's new Prosecutor General about a week after Parliament approved Venediktova's dismissal.

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Brussels extends fallow land use exception to 2023 to increase production

The European Commission this Wednesday adopted a short-term temporary exception to crop rotation rules to extend the use of fallow land to 2023 to increase cereal production capacity in the region. EU, in response to the Russian military invasion of Ukraine. The Community Executive, at the request of the Member States, has adopted a temporary exception to certain rules of agricultural policy to maximize the production capacity of cereals for food in the EU to guarantee food security in the context of war in Ukraine.

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Three ports of the Black Sea begins operations to export grain, according to kyiv

The commercial port of Odessa and two others on the Black Sea have resumed operations to proceed with the export of Lucranian cereals, as established in the agreement signed last week between Ukraine and Russia to unblock the grain and alleviate the crisis. world food. These are the ports of Pivdennyi and Chornomorsk, in addition to Odessa, reported sources from the Ukrainian Navy, collected by the Ukrinform portal. “In relation to the signing of the agreement for the unblocking of the grain, work was resumed in the designated ports. The departure and arrival of the ships from the ports will be carried out in a caravan that will accompany the lead ship “, specifies the Navy source, through its Facebook account.

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Russia announces the death of 200 soldiers and the destruction of “temporary deployment points” in Mikolaiv

The Russian Government announced this Wednesday the destruction of several “temporary deployment points” of the Ukrainian Army in the Mikolaiv region (south), attacks that have resulted in the death of around 200 soldiers, within the framework of the war unleashed on February 24 by the invasion order of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin. The spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, Igor Konashenkov, has indicated that military planes have bombed targets of two brigades of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the city of Mikolaiv, one of them in a cement factory and another in a factory. of engines. “The enemy losses amount to 200 soldiers and more than 20 armored and special vehicles,” he said.

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Ribera sees cuts and gas restrictions as “very unlikely”

The Third Vice President and Minister of Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera, assured this Wednesday that gas cuts or restrictions are “highly unlikely”, and that it is reasonable that this circumstance does not occur in Spain. Contrary to what other countries around us have anticipated. During her speech on the program “Al Rojo Vivo” on La Sexta, the minister admitted that it is not ruled out that Russia proceed to cut off 100% of the gas supply, but she highlighted the advantage that Spain presents. against other countries, whose dependence on Russian gas in total. If this is the case, what Spain must do is collaborate, within the framework of a joint European response; Among the possible options, Ribera has ruled out the use of coal “as unreal.”

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< strong>The Kremlin says that Gazprom supplies Europe with all the gas it can

The Kremlin claimed today that Gazprom supplies Europe with all the gas it can, after this morning the gas company reduced the pumping of fuel to Germany through the Nord Stream gas pipeline to 20% of the maximum capacity of that infrastructure . “Gazprom, which is the supplier, supplies what is necessary and what is possible,” the spokesman for the Russian Presidency, Dmitri Peskov, said today at his daily press conference. added that currently “there are fewer technical possibilities to pump” due to the restrictions and sanctions imposed by the European Union. “These sanctions did not allow technical maintenance, replacement of parts, general repairs and other regulatory work on the equipment necessary for pumping,” Peskov said.

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Russia promises to hinder the work of Western media after the suspension of RT France

Russia promised This Wednesday it will hinder the work of the Western media in its territory, in retaliation for the decision of the European justice to confirm the suspension of the broadcast of the Russian news channel RT France. “We are going to take similar pressure measures against Western media outlets working in our country. We are also not going to let them work in our country,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov told reporters. .

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European court confirms suspension of Russian outlet RT France

European justice rejected On Wednesday, the request of the Russian information chain RT France to cancel the suspension of its broadcast, according to a ruling consulted by AFP. In your decision, you will be able to Although it cannot be appealed, the Court of Justice of the European Union argues, among others, that the “temporary ban” does not “put into question” freedom of expression “as such”, contrary to what was affirmed by the Court of Justice of the European Union. The Russian state media outlet, sanctioned after Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.

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At least one dead in an attack on a hotel in Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine

At least one person has died and several have been injured in a Russian attack on a hotel in the city of Bakhmut, in the Donetsk region (east), Ukrainian authorities reported. “The rescue operations are underway. But according to the first information there have been deaths and injuries,” reported the official. the regional governor, Pavlo Kirylenko, through his Facebook account. According to the Ukrainian portal Ukrinform, which cites sources from the rescue teams, one fatality has been verified so far. Said medium also reports other missile attacks in the cities of Toretsk and Avdlivka, which hit civilian targets, but without causing injuries.

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Russia claims to have destroyed a warehouse with more than a hundred HIMARS missiles in Ukraine

The Russian Ministry of Defense reported I spoke today about the destruction of a Ukrainian arsenal in the town of Liubimivka in the Dnipropetrovsk region, with more than a hundred HIMARS missiles, as a result of an attack carried out by the Russian Aerospace Force. As reported by the spokesman for the military entity, Igor Konashénkov, in the morning report, the attack, which cost the life of nearly 120 troops, including mercenaries and foreign military specialists, took place on July 24. The defense representative indicated that the Russian Aerospace Force attacked During the last day, an old factory and an automobile transport company in the city of Mykolaiv, in which soldiers from two Ukrainian brigades were present, were attacked, and caused fire. more than 200 casualties in the Ukrainian troops.

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The Armed Forces of Ukraine The number of Russian soldiers killed in combat is estimated at more than 40,000

The Armed Forces of Ukraine have estimated this Wednesday that more than 40,000 Russian soldiers have died since the beginning of the invasion, unleashed on February 24 by order of the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, without Moscow saying anything. has provided for now a balance of casualties. The General Staff of the Ukrainian Army has said through its account on the social network Facebook that so far “about 40,070” Russian soldiers have died, including 200 during the last day, before stressing Since the beginning of the invasion, 1,738 battle tanks, 883 artillery systems and 258 self-propelled and armored multiple rocket launchers have been destroyed.

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Ukraine attacks strategic bridge of the occupied city of Kherson

Ukrainian forces partially destroyed a strategic bridge in Kherson, a Russian-occupied city in the south of the territory, occupation authorities reported Wednesday. The Antonovski Bridge, in the suburbs of Kherson, is key because it is the only one that connects the city with the southern bank of the Dnieper River and the rest of the Kherson region. “Those who attacked the bridge have made life a little more difficult for the population,” he said. Kirill Stremousov, a representative of the Russian occupation authorities, to the Russian media, downplaying the impact of the road closure.

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Ukraine reports massive attacks in six provinces, with injuries in Kharkov

Russian troops carried out massive attacks in the past few hours in six provinces of Ukraine, especially intense in the Kharkov region, where six people were injured. The missile attacks also damaged civilian infrastructure in Kharkov, where the city of the same name is located, the second largest in the country after the capital, kyiv. Along with the industrial zone of the city of Kharkov itself, several towns in the region were targeted by Russian attacks, where homes were burned, according to the Ukrinform portal, which refers to military sources in the affected areas.

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Germany insists that cutting Russian gas supplies is a “war strategy”

Today's cutback in Russian gas supplies to Europe via the Nord Stream gas pipeline is due to a “war strategy” by Moscow, not technical problems, according to the German federal network agency. (Bundesnetzagentur). The explanations given by Moscow to reduce those shipments to 20% of its capacity “are not realistic,” he affirmed. the head of the Bundesnetzagentur, Klaus Müller, speaking to public radio Deutschlandfunk. From the department of him, the competent authority in Germany, it was confirmed & gué; This morning the expected reduction to 20% of capacity had taken place, which means half of what was being received in recent months. Specifically, 1.28 million cubic meters per hour flow from 06:00 GMT, thus fulfilling the forecast announced by the Russian gas giant Gazprom, which alleges maintenance work and the lack of a turbine.

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Russia reduces the flow of gas to Germany to 20% of the power of the Nord Stream

The Russian gas company Gazprom reduced today for “technical reasons” the pumping of gas to Germany to a fifth of the capacity of the Nord Stream gas pipeline, according to data published by the infrastructure operator on its website Web. Fuel flow reduction started. from 09.00 Moscow time (06.00 GMT), and according to the gas company, the daily volume of supplies by the Nord Stream will be of 33 million cubic meters. Gazprom linked This new decrease in pumping to the state of a turbine after the deadline for a new capital repair, as stipulated by the technical standards.

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Russia defends “imposing an arms embargo” on Ukraine

The Russian authorities have defended this Wednesday the need to “impose an arms embargo” on Ukraine to control the flow of weapons delivered to kyiv to face the Russian military offensive and prevent them from falling into the hands of trafficking networks. “In order to control the supply of arms to Ukraine by the United Nations, it is necessary to impose an arms embargo against this country through a resolution of the UN Security Council,” said the Russia's deputy representative to the international body, Dimitri Polianski, in statements given to the Russian newspaper 'Izvestia'. “It is clear that Western countries will never allow this”, he acknowledged, before stressing that Russia “has repeatedly transferred the problems of arms deliveries to Ukraine”. “We will continue to raise them before the UN Security Council”, he has assured him.

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Zelensky nominates Andriy Kostin as the new Prosecutor General of Ukraine after the dismissal of Irina Venediktova

The president of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski, has nominated Andriy Kostin this Friday as the country's new attorney general, about a week after the Parliament approved the dismissal of Irina Venediktova, who was removed from the position together with the chief of the Intelligence services (SBU), Ivan Bakanov. During the day, Zelensky sent a draft resolution with the nomination of Kostin, a member of the Servant of the People faction, to which the president belongs, according to a statement published by the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament). through its website.

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The first train arrives in Kaliningrad with Russian goods after controversy in the EU

A train carrying concrete from Russia arrived. to his enclave in Kaliningrad on Tuesday, he said. the governor, on the first trip since the European Union (EU) said that Lithuania should allow Russian goods to pass through its territory. “It is, in fact, the first train to arrive after the EU decision,” said regional governor Anton Alijanov, in a statement collected by the TASS agencies. It is “a pretty significant achievement,” he said. Kaliningrad is a Russian territory separated from the rest of the country on the shores of the Baltic Sea. With a million inhabitants, it borders two member countries of the EU and NATO, Lithuania and Poland.

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Lavrov assures that Moscow has never denied the negotiations with Ukraine

The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, has indicated in a press conference, in the framework of his visit to Uganda, that Moscow He has never denied the negotiations with Ukraine after the process was paralyzed after the crossing of accusations from both parties. According to the Russian Foreign Minister, the West — the United States, Great Britain and several European countries — has prohibited kyiv from negotiating with Russia on the basis of the agreements reached in March, as reported by the agency of TASS news. The Russian foreign minister has recalled that Moscow accepted The proposal for negotiations at the beginning of Russia's military operation on Ukrainian territory, and by March 29 the consultations reached “a very interesting stage”, when kyiv A draft of the peace agreement and Russia supported it.

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A grave dug in a sidewalk reflects the horror in the Ukrainian town of Siversk

A grave dug in a sidewalk, in front of one of the few buildings still standing after the relentless Russian offensive against the town of Siversk, in eastern Ukraine, exudes an apocalyptic atmosphere. Siversk breathes fear and death. It is an area in the middle of the fighting. The Russian troops are on the outskirts of the municipality, while the Ukrainian artillery fires relentlessly. The streets are riddled with huge craters, the buildings destroyed or blackened by fire, a dog and a cat play around a shell embedded in the ground. Through the broken windows of the first floors of the buildings are remnants of the lives that their inhabitants left behind in a hurry: cupboards, family photos and overturned armchairs. France Presse reports.

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Turkey will This Wednesday the joint coordination center to export grain from Ukraine will be launched

Turkey will put The joint coordination center for exporting grain, fertilizers and other Ukrainian and Russian food products through the Black Sea was launched this Wednesday, according to the Turkish news agency Demirøren (DHA). The ships will cross the Black Sea to Turkey's Bosphorus Strait, where the joint coordination center in Istanbul, which includes representatives from the UN, Ukraine, Russia and Turkey, is located. Likewise, this center will be the one in charge of examining the ships that enter Ukraine to guarantee that they do not carry weapons or combat material.

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< p>The United Kingdom sanctions more than 40 people for the Russian invasion of Ukraine, including the Minister of Justice

The Government of the United Kingdom announced this Tuesday sanctions against more than 40 people in relation to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, unleashed on February 24 by order of the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, including the Minister of Russian justice, Konstantin Chuichenko, 29 governors of the country and several high officials of the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. Thus, he stressed that among those sanctioned are the Prime Minister of the Donetsk People's Republic, Vitali Khotsenko, and the Vice President of the Lugansk People's Republic, Vladislav Kuznetsov, whom he accuses of “undermining the territorial integrity of Ukraine” and “being sent to implement Russia's policies in the invaded region, support Putin's plans to illegally annex more territory from Ukraine, and use bogus referendums to falsely legitimize his occupation “.

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Poland assures that its diplomats will not attend events with Russian or Belarusian representation

The Polish authorities have assured this Tuesday that their diplomats “will not attend or participate” in events or meetings in which there is official Russian or Belarusian representation with the aim of “completely isolating” both countries. ;ses in full invasion of Ukraine. The country's deputy foreign minister, Pavel Jablonski, has indicated in statements to Radio 24 that Russia “must be isolated to the extreme in all existing international forums”, as must Belarus, which he accuses of supporting the war in Ukraine.

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Russian ambassador to Greece says bilateral relations are improving. n “destroyed”

The Russian ambassador to Greece, Andrei Maslov, has recognized this Tuesday that the bilateral relations between Athens and Moscow; they have been “destroyed” since the end of February, the date on which Russia began the invasion of Ukraine by order of its president, Vladimir Putin. “Since the end of February, our bilateral relations have been completely destroyed, they no longer exist, there is no cooperation, there are no contacts,” Maslov pointed out in statements to the Russia24 television network.

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UK sanctions Russian charges in Ukraine

The British Government announced This Tuesday, sanctions were imposed on more than thirty Russian politicians and charges were placed by Moscow. in the occupied territories of Ukraine, as well as well as the brothers Sarvar and Sanjar Ismailov, nephews of the oligarch Alisher Usmanov and who have economic interests in the United Kingdom. The Foreign Ministry indicates in a statement that Vitaly Khotsenko and Vladislav Kuznetsov, the prime minister and senior vice president imposed by Russia in the so-called Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, are being banned from entering this country. According to London, Khotsenko and Kuznetsov have been sent to implement Russian President Vladimir Putin's plans to “illegally annex more territory from Ukraine and use fraudulent referendums to legitimize the occupation.” p>

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Ukraine tries to implement the pact with Russia to export cereals

kyiv announces that it is working for the agreement to enter into force this week. The deal coincides with Lavrov's tour of Africa, where Russia is seeking to strengthen its influence.

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More exceptions

Another exception may be Ask if they have exceeded their gas storage fill targets, rely heavily on gas as a feedstock for critical industries, or have their gas consumption increased by at least 8% in the last year in comparison with the average of the last five years. “It has not been an impossible mission. The ministers have reached a political agreement on the reduction of the demand for gas, with a view to next winter,” reported the minister. the European presidency of the Council of the EU, held by the Czech Republic this semester. Many of the European leaders, including the Third Vice President and Minister for the Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera, had been optimistic upon her arrival at the extraordinary Council and stressed the importance of giving a message of “unity” against the Moscow energy blackmail. The political agreement did not require unanimity but the support of a qualified majority (that is, 15 countries that make up 65% of the population).

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Exemptions

The Council specified Some exemptions and possibilities to apply for an exception to the mandatory reduction target, to reflect the particular situations of member states and ensure that gas reductions are effective in increasing security of supply in the EU. In particular, it was agreed that member states that are not interconnected with the gas networks of other countries are exempt from mandatory gas reductions, since they would not be able to release significant volumes of pipeline gas for the benefit of others, he indicated the Council in a statement. Countries whose electricity networks are not synchronized with the European electricity system and rely heavily on gas for electricity production are also exempted, in order to avoid the risk of a crisis. electrical supply. In addition, States may request an exception to adapt their demand reduction obligations if they have limited interconnections with other countries and can demonstrate that their export capabilities or domestic natural gas infrastructure liquefied are used to the maximum to redirect gas to others.

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The EU reaches an agreement to reduce gas consumption with a view to winter

The energy ministers of the European Union closed a political agreement on Tuesday on a plan to reduce gas consumption with a view to winter, in the face of the threat of a total cut of supply by Russia. Although the general objective of reducing gas demand by 15% at the European level is maintained, the text finally agreed upon introduces numerous situations that the interested countries may apply to request derogations, European sources told Efe. The member states agreed to reduce their gas demand by 15% compared to their average consumption in the last five years between August 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023, with measures of their choice. ;n.

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“Massive” Russian bombing in southern Ukraine

Ukraine's southern regions suffered “massive” Russian shelling on Tuesday, including a spa town near the ports of Odessa and Mykolaiv, Ukrainian authorities said. According to the southern command of the Ukrainian army, the bombings were carried out “with planes from the Black Sea”. “In Odessa, residential buildings in the coastal agglomerations were hit without causing casualties, according to the first reports,” he said. the army in a statement on Facebook. The Russian attacks come despite the agreement signed last week with Moscow. to unblock Ukrainian grain exports from three ports in the Odessa region.

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< strong>Russia denounces four injured in a drone attack by Ukraine against the Bryansk region

The Russian authorities have denounced this Tuesday that four people have been injured this Tuesday in an attack carried out by a drone allegedly controlled by the Ukrainian Army against a town in the Bryansk region, near the common border . “This morning an attack was carried out from Ukrainian territory against a checkpoint in the Sevski district,” Briansk Governor Alexander Bogomaz said in a brief message posted on his Telegram account. p>

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The Crimean authorities extend the terrorism alert for another two weeks

The authorities of the Crimean peninsula, annexed by Russia in 2014, have announced this Tuesday the extension for another two weeks of the maximum terrorism alert issued for the first time last April in several municipalities of the region, as reported by Sergei Aksionov, President of the Republic. “In order to guarantee the security and anti-terrorist protection of the Crimean peninsula and its citizens, from 8:00 p.m. on July 25 to 8:00 p.m. on August 9, the terrorist alert level will remain in a large part of the territory,” Aksionov has indicated.

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German industry fears “persistent gas shortage” and asks “solidarity”

Large German industry fears the effects on the country's economy of a “persistent gas shortage”, which can only be remedied, in its opinion, if Europe shows Russian President Vladimir Putin a “solidarity” response. “We are facing an endurance test for European solidarity,” he said. The member of the presidency of the Federation of German Industry (BDI), Wolfgang Niedermark, in statements collected by ARD public television. The reduction in Russian supplies raises fears of a “persistent and long-term shortage”, warns the BDI representative, who considers the European Commission's (EC) plan to reduce by 15% the gas consumption.

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Russia criticizes Israel for its “anti-Russian” stance in the framework of the invasion of Ukraine

The Russian government criticized Israel on Tuesday for its “anti-Russian” stance in the context of the invasion of Ukraine, unleashed on February 24 by order of Russian President Vladimir Putin, amid bilateral tensions over attempts of the Russian authorities to close the offices of the Jewish Agency. The spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zajarova, has stressed that Israel's position is “unconstructive” and part of “biased rhetoric”, according to the Russian news agency TASS. Thus, he has criticized that the Israeli authorities have positioned themselves in favor of Ukraine, but “not in terms of the Ukrainian people, but of the kyiv regime.”

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Spain supports the Brussels proposal that establishes exceptions to gas cuts

The energy ministers discuss the new plan that will force Spain to reduce its consumption, although by a percentage “significantly below” 15%, according to Teresa Ribera.

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German exporters fear the negative effects of the gas shortage

The German export sector fears the negative effects of the gas shortage on the country's foreign trade, according to an analysis by the Ifo economic institute, based in Munich. According to these evaluations, released today, the expectations of German exporters have fallen to minus 0.5% this July, compared to the positive 3.4% reported in June. “The gas shortage weighs down the expectations of the export sector,” says the Ifo in a statement about the mood in one of the traditional engines of the German economy, such as exports. These prospects range from cautious optimism reflected in the automotive and machinery manufacturing sectors to skepticism among the chemical sector, and open pessimism among the food industry and furniture manufacturers, among others. others.

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German exporters fear negative effects of gas shortage

The German export sector fears the negative effects of the gas shortage on the country's foreign trade, according to an analysis by the Ifo economic institute, based in Munich. According to these evaluations, released today, the expectations of German exporters have fallen to minus 0.5% this July, compared to the positive 3.4% reported in June. “The gas shortage weighs down the expectations of the export sector,” says the Ifo in a statement about the mood in one of the traditional engines of the German economy, such as exports.

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Ukraine denounces new attacks in Odessa and in the port of Mykolaiv

The Ukrainian military authorities reported today of new attacks in the Odessa region and in the port of Mykolaiv, after those registered last weekend in points of the Black Sea and in full preparations to unblock grain exports. Missile attacks on Odessa were repeated last morning, with no casualties reported, according to the Ukrinform portal. This medium also reports, citing Ukrainian military sources, of massive attacks on the Mykolaiv port infrastructure. The kyiv authorities announced this Monday the next resumption of cereal exports by sea, which should foreseeably take place this week. The announcement follows the attacks launched on Odessa last Saturday, a day after an agreement was reached between Russia and Ukraine, under the auspices of Turkey and the UN, to unblock the Ukrainian grain and alleviate the crisis. worldwide due to its scarcity.

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Zelensky asked Europe to respond with more sanctions to the Russian gas war

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urged Europe to respond to Moscow with a new round of sanctions to the “open gas war that Russia is waging against a united Europe”, an action that he considered as a “different form of terror”. “Gas blackmail to Europe is only getting worse every month … Russia is not going to resume gas supplies to European countries, as it is contractually bound,” Zelensky said in a message published on the website of the Presidency of Ukraine in reference to the announcement by the Russian gas giant Gazprom of a further reduction in supplies through the Nord Stream gas pipeline. “All this is done deliberately by Russia to make it as difficult as possible for Europeans to prepare for winter. They do not care what will happen to the people, how they will suffer from hunger due to the blockade of the ports or because of the winter cold and poverty (…) They are just different forms of terror,” he said.

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How are European countries going to save energy?

The different governments present their savings plans to reduce dependence on Russia. Read the full article here.

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Spain does not support the proposal

Last week, the third vice president and minister for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera, indicated that that she “does not support” the Brussels proposal by considering the cut in gas consumption “a disproportionate sacrifice”, and argued & gué; that “unlike other countries, we Spaniards have not lived beyond our means from an energy point of view.” Thus, Spain will put On the table is the gas interconnection with France, that the levels of gas storage in the subsoil are higher than the EU average or that the storage capacity of liquefied natural gas (LNG) represents one third of the regasification capacity of the EU. A rejection that has not only been expressed by Spain, but also by Portugal, Poland, Greece or Hungary and to which France has already expressed its support.

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The 15% gas reduction

The Energy Council intends to open the door for the 15% reduction target to include exceptions based on the circumstances of some Member States, such as the limited interconnection of the islands –as is the case of Malta–, the problem of synchronization of the electrical network of the Baltic countries –still connected to the Russian infrastructure– or the gas storage capacity of each Member State. Diplomatic sources have explained that the intention is not to dilute that 15% but rather to attend to the specificities of certain Member States such as geographical limitations and interconnection; however, the reduction of the objective in certain countries will not imply that must be compensated by others.

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The Twenty-seven will ask this Tuesday for exceptions to the reduction of gas consumption for some countries

The energy ministers of the European Union will meet this Tuesday to discuss the proposal presented by the European Commission to reduce consumption by 15% in all member states until next spring, an approach for which they will request certain exceptions based on the circumstances of each EU country, after the reluctance expressed by Spain, Portugal or Greece. The holders of the Energy portfolio will discuss last week's Community Executive proposal to cut its gas consumption by 15% voluntarily until the end of March, a reduction that Brussels wants to be able to impose on a voluntary basis. mandatory in the event of a security of supply alert.

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Kirby compares the Russian bombing to the port of Odessa with “similar” maneuvers by Russia in Syria

The strategic communications coordinator for the United States National Security Council, John Kirby, has compared Russia's bombing of the port of Odessa last Saturday to other “similar” maneuvers by Russian troops in the war of Syria. “Unfortunately, we have seen the same thing from the Russians before, we can even remember the war in Syria, where they attacked humanitarian aid shipments destined for Syrian citizens and Syrian refugees,” Kirby said during an interview with the US network CNN. The person in charge of the communication of the National Security Council has detailed that the intelligence of the United States has “some indications” that the Russian attack was directed against grain terminals in the port of Odessa.

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Kirby compares the Russian bombardment of the port of Odesa with “similar” maneuvers by Russia in Syria

The strategic communications coordinator for the United States National Security Council, John Kirby, has compared Russia's bombing of the port of Odessa last Saturday to other “similar” maneuvers by Russian troops in the war of Syria. “Unfortunately, we have seen the same thing from the Russians before, we can even remember the war in Syria, where they attacked humanitarian aid shipments destined for Syrian citizens and Syrian refugees,” Kirby said during an interview with the US network CNN.

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Russia demands that Ukraine cease the “provocations” at the Zaporizhia plant due to the risk of an accident

The Russian authorities have demanded that Ukraine cease the “provocations” at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, warning of the risk of a “nuclear accident” whose consequences would affect “not only Ukraine”. The Russian Foreign Ministry has issued a statement addressed to the Ukrainian government and its president, Volodimir Zelenski, in which it urges kyiv to cease its operations in Zaporizhia and asks the international community to be “attentive to this issue”. . In the document, signed by the spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zajarova, Moscow; he has insisted that kyiv is “stirring up” the “tense situation” in the facilities, which has caused “growing concern”, according to Interfax.

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Russia will not introduce still visas for the Ukrainians as Ukraine did for the Russians

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is analyzing the consequences of the visa regime for Russian citizens entering Ukraine, introduced by kyiv earlier, but has not yet made the reciprocal movement, said the director of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia Ivan Volinkin. “The Ministry has started the analysis of the situation in relation to the notorious decision of kyiv to suspend and, from January 1, 2023, completely cease the 1997 agreement that allows travel without visa to citizens of Russia and Ukraine from the point of view of its potential effect on the already tough entry rules for Russian citizens in Ukraine,” the Russian diplomat told the TASS news agency. p>

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Zelensky believes that Russia is reducing the flow of gas to Europe to make it harder to prepare for winter< /strong>

The president of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski, has assured this Monday that Russia is reducing the flow of gas to Europe to make it “as difficult as possible” for Europeans to prepare for winter, and he has urged his partners to “hit back”. “Today we saw another gas threat to Europe. Even with the concession of the Nord Stream turbine, Russia is not going to resume gas supplies to European countries, as it is contractually bound. Russia does all this specifically. This is to make it as difficult as possible for Europeans to prepare for winter,” the Ukrainian president said in his daily message to the country's population.

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Lavrov visits Cairo to break Russia's image of international isolation

The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, visited Egypt this Sunday and met with the country's president, Abdelfatá. al Sisi, in a new act of the campaign to break Russia's image of international isolation in the midst of the war in Ukraine. “Russia's foreign minister's tour of African states kicks off with his visit to this friendly country as American diplomacy runs from house to house through various countries pleading — hold your laugh — not to take photos with Lavrov to prevent Russia from using them as proof that it is not isolated,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zajarova argued.

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The operating center that will manage the operation takes shape. the exit of the Ukrainian grain

The first members of the so-called “Joint Coordination Center” planned to supervise the maritime grain corridor from the Ukrainian ports, agreed last Friday, have arrived in Istanbul, according to the report. this Sunday the station CNNTürk. The so-called “Office of the Grain” will be made up of Ukrainian, Russian, Turkish and United Nations representatives, a total of about twenty people, he added. the source about the first details of the pact to which he claims to have had access. “The headquarters of the agreement signed with Ukraine and Russia will be the campus of the National Defense University in the Levent district of Istanbul. A Turkish admiral will lead the team,” he said. According to the station, “Ukrainians and Russians will normally work in separate rooms” and only “if necessary” will they meet in person at the center, which is expected to be closed.

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warns Russia of deteriorating relations if it closes the Jewish Agency

Israel's Prime Minister, Yair Lapid, has warned Russia this Sunday that Moscow's plans are in effect. To ban the activities of the Jewish Agency in the Russian Federation will have a “serious” impact on bilateral relations. “Relations with Russia are important for Israel. But the Jewish community in Russia is large, it is important and it comes to the fore in every diplomatic discussion we have with the Moscow government,” Lapid explained to whom the closure of the offices is “a serious event that would affect our relations,” he added. These comments come after the Russian Justice Ministry denounced that the Jewish Agency, responsible among other activities for promoting emigration to Israel, would be illegally collecting information about Russian citizens.

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Russia confirms air strikes against several Ukrainian military targets in the port of Odessa

The Government and the Army of Russia have confirmed this Sunday the missile attack denounced the day before by the Ukrainian authorities against the port of Odessa, protected under the Istanbul agreement reached on Friday to resume grain exports, but he has pointed out that the bombings were aimed at military objectives. “Kalibr missiles have destroyed the military infrastructure of the port of Odessa”, the spokeswoman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zajarova, has made known in her Telegram account, where she explained that the attacks were aimed at a “Ukrainian military ship”, which was hit in this “high-precision” bombardment.

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The United States condemns the attack on the port of Odessa: “casts doubt on the credibility of Russia”

The Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blinken, has condemned the missile attack perpetrated this Saturday against the Ukrainian port of Odesa, one of the three designated for the export of cereals according to the agreement signed on Friday between Ukraine, Russia, Turkey and the UN. “The United States strongly condemns the Russian missile attack on the Ukrainian port of Odessa,” Blinken said in a press release. Likewise, the Secretary of State has criticized the breach of the latest agreements reached with the United Nations, Turkey and Ukraine.

6 days ago

The Kremlin confirms the attack on a military target in the port of Odessa

The spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zajarova, confirmed this Sunday that Russia launched a missile attack on the port of Odessa, protected under the Istanbul agreement reached on Friday to resume grain exports, but she has pointed out that it was aimed at a military target. “Kalibr missiles have destroyed the military infrastructure of the port of Odessa”, Zajarova has made known on her Telegram account, where she explained that the attacks were aimed at a “Ukrainian military ship”, which was hit in this “high-precision” bombardment. ;n”. The attack against the port of Odesa was received between the concern of Turkey, guarantor of the agreement, and the condemnation of the United States, the European Union, the United Nations and Ukraine itself, which denounced the attack. the launch of at least four Kalibr missiles, two of which ended up hitting the port facilities.

6 days ago

After five months of war, Ukraine resists with the support of the West

The military campaign launched by Russia in Ukraine, which celebrates five months this Sunday, has turned against all initial predictions into an exhausting fight of attrition due to the resistance of Ukraine supported by the West. Russian troops continue to focus their efforts on the Donetsk region as criticism of Moscow mounts. for having attacked the commercial port of Odessa this Saturday, thus breaking the The agreement reached in Turkey less than 24 hours before to export Ukrainian grain.

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< strong>A Canadian and a Swede also died along with the two Americans during the fighting in Donbas

A Canadian citizen and a Swedish citizen were killed alongside the two Americans who recently lost their lives fighting Russian forces in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine, the battalion commander said. in which they militated for the American news portal Politico. The two Americans have been identified as Luke “Skywalker” Lucyszyn and Bryan Young, who died on July 18 along with Canadian Emile-Antoine Roy-Sirois and Swedish Edvard Selander Patrignani, according to Major Ruslan Miroshnichenko. All of them were part of an international special operations force within the Territorial Defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and died in the town of Hryhorivka — about 20 kilometers from the strategic position of Bakhmut, in Donetsk. — ambushed by Russian tanks.

6 days ago

Turkey will buy Ukrainian grain cheaper thanks to its role as a guarantor of exports

The head of the Turkish parliament's agriculture commission, Yunus Kilic, has confirmed that his country will Ukraine will buy the Ukrainian grain at a cheaper price thanks to its role as mediator and guarantor in the agreement signed on Friday in Istanbul, by which Ukraine will be able to buy the Ukrainian grain. resume their grain exports despite the Russian invasion. “The ministers of Russia and Ukraine have verbally promised that Turkey would receive advantages in terms of grain prices and its purchase,” Kilic told the 'Sabah' newspaper about the results of the Istanbul agreement, in which Russia also received guarantees to facilitate its fertilizer exports despite the sanctions in force against Moscow.

6 days ago

North Korea accuses the US of manufacturing biological warfare weapons in Ukraine

North Korea has accused the United States this Saturday of preparing biological weapons in secret laboratories scattered throughout Ukraine, months after the exchange of accusations carried out by Washington and Moscow. In this regard, about some supposed programs of which the United Nations assured, in March, that it had no record. This is the second time so far this month that North Korea has openly joined the Kremlin's position after recognizing in mid-July the independence of the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, in eastern Ukraine, in a gesture of support from Pyongyang towards Moscow, one of its great international allies.

6 days ago

Zelensky assures that the Ukrainian Army is advancing “step by step” in Kherson

The Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelenski, highlighted this Saturday that the Armed Forcesthey are making “step by step” progress in the Kherson region despite Russian attempts to consolidate their control in the area. “The occupiers have tried to settle in Kherson and the collaborators have made shameless statements, but the Armed Forces are advancing step by step,” he said. Zelensky in a video message posted late on Saturday. Furthermore, Zelensky referred to to the Russian missile attack on the port of Odessa which “has exposed Russia's political position”. “If there is still someone in the world who still defends some kind of dialogue with Russia, some kind of agreement, let them see what is happening,” he argued.

6 days ago

The British foreign secretary considers that Putin “cannot be trusted”

The British foreign secretary The only one, Liz Truss, affirms that “nothing can be trusted” of what the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, says, after ;s of the attack on the port of Odessa despite the fact that Moscow agreed to resume the grain exports. “It is absolutely appalling that just one day after reaching this agreement, Putin has launched a completely unjustified attack on Odessa,” Truss laments. “This shows that none of their words can be trusted. We urgently need to work with our international partners to find a better way to get grain out of Ukraine that does not implicate Russia and its broken promises.”

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Zelensky affirms that the attack in Odessa shows that Russia will not fulfill the pact of cereals

The Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, has stated that the Russian missile attack on the port of Odessa, in the Black Sea, shows that “Russia will find ways not to implement what was agreed” to unblock the Ukrainian cereal. The governor of Odessa province has confirmed that the bombardment has caused injuries, but he has not specified how many, and has damaged port facilities. Moscow has denied the Turkish foreign minister responsibility for him in the attack, a day after kyiv and Moscow attacked. They will sign two separate agreements to resume grain exports from Ukraine. The pact was forged. mediated and supervised by the UN, it is of concern to the international community. “The attack demonstrates Russias total disregard for international laws and commitments”, the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, highlighted in a tweet. For his part, the Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, has also “unequivocally” the facts.

7 days ago

The attack on Odessa shakes the grain agreement, with condemnations from kyiv , UN, US and EU

The attacks this Saturday against the commercial port of Odessa, key for the export of Ukrainian cereals, sparked protests in kyiv and condemnation from the international community, including the UN, guarantor of the agreement reached just 24 hours earlier in Istanbul. After denouncing several missile attacks, kyiv accused to Moscow of having “spit” in the face of the UN and Turkey, and of undermining the agreement intended to enable grain exports through the Black Sea and alleviate the shortage of grain throughout the world. Russia will assume “full responsibility” if that agreement is broken, he said. A spokesman for the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, according to the Ukrinform portal, to recall the role of supervisors of the agreement of the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, and the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “It is an attack by (Russian President) Vladimir Putin before the Secretary General of the UN, António Guterres, and the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan”, according to the statement issued by the spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Foreign Affairs, Oleg Nikolenko.

7 days ago

Diplomatic crossing between Lisbon and Moscow for criticism of Putin from a Portuguese singer

The criticism against the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, launched by the Portuguese singer Pedro Abrunhosa during a concert, has led to a diplomatic exchange between Portugal and Russia. The Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MNE, Foreign Affairs) has conveyed its discomfort to the Russian embassy for its reaction to Abrunhosa's comments on the war in Ukraine and on Putin. The ministry transferred He told the embassy his rejection of the “tone and content” of a statement issued by the Russian diplomatic representation in Lisbon. on Abrunhosa, emphasizing that “freedom of expression” is an “inalienable value” in Portugal, according to MNE sources quoted by the Lusa agency.

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The Ukrainian Stakhovsky “disappointed” with the silence of Russian tennis players due to the war

The Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky affirmed This Saturday he felt “disappointed” with the Russian tennis players, who, for fear of reprisals, have not denounced the invasion of their country by Russia. “They are all afraid of their fate. They don't want to go to prison… but they agree that children and women die,” he said. the former player to journalists in Krakow (Poland). “I would rather go to prison for a few weeks or a month if I could save a life doing that,” he insisted. The 36-year-old tennis player arrived She traveled to Poland to participate in a charity tennis match organized by the world number one, Iga Swiatek, the proceeds of which will go to young people affected by the war in Ukraine. Stakhovsky, who withdrew He quit tennis at the beginning of the year and joined to the Ukrainian forces fighting against the invasion of the country, declared Russian players suddenly became silent.

7 days ago

The EU condemns the Russian attack on the port of Odesa, “crucial” to export cereal

The High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, condemned the move. “firmly” this Saturday the Russian attack on the Ukrainian port of Odessa and criticized the to Moscow for his aggression against a “crucial” grain export target a day after signing the agreement to unblock the exit of Ukrainian grain from the former Soviet republic. “The EU strongly condemns the Russian missile attack on the Odessa seaport. Achieving a crucial grain export target after the signing of the Istanbul agreements is particularly reprehensible,” he wrote. Borrell on his Twitter profile. he added that the attack also “redemonstrates Russia's total disregard for international law and commitments.”

7 days ago

Russia says it caused hundreds of casualties in attacks on Ukrainian positions

The Russian Army caused hundreds of casualties to Ukrainian forces in the past 24 hours, reported the This Saturday the spokesman for the Russian Ministry of Defense, General Iagor Konashénkov. In the diary part of it, the Russian military indicated & gué; that up to 200 troops from the 406ª An artillery brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were killed as a result of an attack by the Russian Aerospace Force with high-precision weapons. In this action, carried out against a temporary camp in the town of Apóstlovo, in the Dniepropetrovsk region (southern Ukraine), nine artillery pieces and other military equipment were destroyed, he specified.< /p>

7 days ago

kyiv accuses Russia of “spitting in the face” of the UN and Turkey with an attack on Odessa

The Ukrainian government accused He called on Russia today to “spit in the face” of the UN and Turkey with the attack launched this Saturday against the commercial port of Odessa, a key point for the export of grain according to the agreement reached yesterday in Istanbul between kyiv and Moscow. Russia will assume “full responsibility” if that agreement is broken, he said. A spokesman for the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, according to the Ukrinfrom portal, recalls the role of UN Secretary General António Guterres and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as supervisors of the agreement.

7 days ago

Russian missiles launched against the Ukrainian port of Odessa, key to the grain agreement

Ukraine reported This Saturday Russia launched missiles against the port of Odessa, a key Black Sea terminal, a day after Moscow attacked it. and kyiv sealed an agreement to resume grain exports blocked by the war. “The enemy attacked the Odessa seaport with Kalibr cruise missiles. Two of the shells were shot down by the air defense forces. Two hit the port infrastructure,” he said. Sergii Brachuk, a spokesman for the Odessa region, in a statement posted on social media.

7 days ago

A Nobel Peace Prize laments that there is no leadership to stop the war in Ukraine

The former president of Costa Rica and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Óscar Arias Sánchez, lamented this Saturday that “there is no urgency” on the part of European countries or the United States to “go to a table of negotiation” that allows “silence the weapons” in the armed conflict in Ukraine. This lack of interest in the ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine coincides, as Óscar Arias explained in an interview with Efe, with “a new arms race” in which the US is “the first interested party, since he is the first arms seller in the world”, and in which the European countries have also entered. “Every time the US Congress approves billions of dollars for Ukraine, a good part of that money goes to US arms construction companies,” added Óscar Arias, who participates in the courses of the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation, in Cáceres (Spain).

7 days ago

A Russian attack in central Ukraine leaves three dead, including a soldier

At least three people, including a military man, were killed during a Russian missile attack on railway infrastructure and a military airfield in central Ukraine, the Russian Federation reported. This Saturday the governor of the Kirovograd region. “Nine Ukrainian soldiers were wounded and one soldier was killed. According to preliminary information, two guards at an electrical substation were killed,” he said. Regional Governor Andriy Raikovich told the Ukrainian media. Russian attacks in central Ukraine are resuming after a respite as fighting focused on eastern Donbas, which is now under attack. almost entirely under Moscow's control.

7 days ago

Ukraine reports three deaths after attack with 13 missiles in the center of the country

Ukrainian authorities today reported several attacks in the Kirohovrad region, in the center of the country, where Russian troops launched up to 13 missiles and caused three deaths, one soldier and two civilian employees. The attacks targeted a military airfield and railway infrastructure, according to the Ukrainian portal Ukrinform, which forwards its information to regional authority sources. According to that medium, the attacks have also caused the interruption of the electricity supply in several municipalities, to which the rescue teams go to assess the damage and assist the victims. Russian troops also continue their bombing of Kharkov, in the northwest of the country, according to the Ukrainian portal, where at least one person has been injured, although not seriously.

7 days ago

Purges and nerves in kyiv, by Ramón Lobo

Vladimir Putin submitted Emmanuel Macron to the humiliation of the kilometer table during his visit to the Kremlin at the beginning of February. It was the way to stage the distance between the future invader of Ukraine and the president of France, in need of negotiating publicity for domestic electoral reasons. Read on here.

7 days ago

The African Union welcomes the agreement between Russia and Ukraine to export grains

The African Union celebrated This Saturday the agreement signed between Russia and Ukraine to unblock grain exports, a “positive development” for the continent that faces increasing risks of famine. According to the organization, this agreement is “a response” to the visit to Russia in June by the Head of State of Senegal, Macky Sall, acting president of the AU, and Moussa Faki, president of the the AU, who expressed to the Russian president, Vladimir Putin “the urgency that the grains of Ukraine and Russia return to the world markets”. The Russian invasion of Ukraine — two countries that are important producers of wheat and other foods — generated a rise in grain and oil prices, in addition to a rise in forage prices.

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The Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine confirms more than 320 deceased children

The Ukrainian Children's Prosecutor's Office reported this Saturday that at least 358 children have died and around 683 have been injured in attacks carried out by Russia since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine at the end of February. Most of the child victims, counting deaths and injuries, have been recorded in the Donetsk region, with 361; Kharkov, with 194; the capital region, kyiv, with 116; Chernigov (68), Lugansk region (54), Kherson (54), Mykolaiv (48), Zaporizhia (40), Sumy (17), and Zhytomyr (15).

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Concern over the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine

< p>The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has warned of the “worrying” situation at the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia, in the south of the country, after the publication of reports calling for “maximum restraint” to avoid an accident that threatens public health. “These reports are very worrying and further underscore the importance of the IAEA going to the Zaporizhia plant. I continue my determined efforts to agree and lead a safety, security and safeguards mission to the plant as soon as possible. It is urgent”, assured the director general of the organization, Rafael Grossi, in a statement.

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The United States reports that two of its citizens have died in Ukraine

The United States has reported this Friday that two of its citizens have died in the Donbas region, in eastern Ukraine, while fighting on the Ukrainian side against Russian troops. “We can confirm the recent deaths of two US citizens in the Donbas region of Ukraine,” a State Department spokesman told ABC News. The US authorities have indicated that they are “in contact with the families and providing all possible consular assistance.”

7 days ago

Russia includes Greece, Denmark, Slovenia, Slovakia and Croatia on its list of hostile countries

The Russian government has included Greece, Denmark, Slovenia, Slovakia and Croatia on its list of hostile countries for having taken “hostile” decisions against Moscow. As detailed by the press service of the Russian Council of Ministers, the diplomatic and consular missions of these countries have committed “hostile actions” against Russia. The countries included in this list will have a “limited capacity” to establish embassies, consulates and representative government agencies of workers located in Russia.

7 days ago

Ukraine confirms the use of drones against Russian positions near the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant

The Ukrainian Armed Forces confirmed this Friday the use of combat drones against Russian Army positions in the vicinity of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, occupied by Russian soldiers. As detailed by the Ukrainian military authorities, the objective of their operation has been a series of tent installations, as well as as Russian military technology. Among these destroyed Russian elements are both cars with anti-aircraft weapons, as well as 'Grand' model multiple rocket launcher systems.

7 days ago

US approves new military aid to Ukraine, including rocket systems

United States approved on Friday a new $270 million military aid package to Ukraine, including four Himars precision rocket systems. Russia has “launched deadly attacks across the country, hitting shopping malls, apartment buildings, killing innocent Ukrainian civilians,” White House spokesman John Kirby told reporters. “In the face of these atrocities, the president (Joe Biden) has made it clear that we will continue to support the government of Ukraine and its people for as long as necessary,” he said. The new aid will raise The number of M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems shipped to Ukraine has risen to 20.

7 days ago

Zelensky affirms that the agreement with Russia on grain proves that Ukraine is capable of resist war

The Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelenski, has positively valued the agreement signed this Friday between Ukraine and Russia to resume grain exports, and has assured that it has been “another demonstration” that Ukraine is capable of resisting “this war”. “Today, our state and the entire civilized world have reached an important agreement: there is a pact that allows us to unblock Ukrainian ports and restore Ukrainian agricultural exports (…). This is another demonstration that Ukraine is capable of withstanding this war”, the Ukrainian president assured in his daily address to the country's population.

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Russia and Ukraine have agreed to unblock cereal exports

The pact under negotiation establishes the use of safe corridors in the Black Sea and the establishment of a ceasefire in transit areas.

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