Disagreements over Ukraine: G20 region’s big moneymakers without press release
A meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bank governors in Indonesia ended Saturday without a joint statement due to a lack of consensus among member states after disagreements over Russian aggression in Ukraine. They have sought answers to global food and fuel crises and accelerating inflation, but a new conflict between Westerners, who blame the economic impact of the war in Ukraine, and Russia, who blame Western sanctions for the economy’s deterioration. The situation made a deal impossible.
A Russian delegation has visited Iran at least twice to inspect drones
Russian officials will visit Iran at least twice this summer to inspect combat drones to be supplied to Moscow by Tehran, which is embroiled in its offensive in Ukraine, the White House’s national security adviser said Saturday. , Jack Sullivan.
The Iranian military handed over its drones to the Russian delegation at Kachan Air Base, 200 km south of Tehran, on June 8 and July 5, according to satellite images released by the US government, as Russia seeks to bolster its arsenal in the face of resistance. from the Ukrainian army in the east of the country.
Shooting also in the southern part of Ukraine
The Southern Regional Command said the situation was “tense but under control” before dawn. “The enemy continues to carry out attacks on previously occupied territories, but, not having success on the ground, it is intensifying missile and air strikes,” he posted on Facebook, citing Russia’s actions in the regions. ) in particular.
Deadly attacks in the Dnipro region
A Ukrainian nuclear operator has accused the Russian military of deploying ballistic missiles at the site of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine between Friday and Saturday. morning.
The governor of Dnipro region, Valentyn Reznichenko, condemned “a deluge of fire in the morning” in the Nikopol region this Saturday, “great missiles in residential areas” and damaged 12 buildings, a school and a university.
In Nikopol, he reported, “rescuers found two dead in the rubble.”
Biden pledges $1 billion for Middle East/North Africa food security
Joe Biden will announce $1 billion in aid this Saturday to improve food security in the Middle East and North Africa, threatened by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a White House official said. The amount will be provided “in the short and long term,” said the official, who did not want to be identified, when Joe Biden ends up in Saudi Arabia. His Middle East tour.
A meeting of the G20’s big moneymakers should end without a press release
A meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bank governors in Indonesia is expected to end Saturday without a joint statement, two sources in the delegation told AFP due to a lack of consensus after discussions dominated by the Russian offensive in Ukraine.
Russian missiles were launched from the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant
The Russian military has been deploying missile launchers at the (southern) site of the Russian-controlled Zaporijjia nuclear power plant since early March, thanks to which it is specifically targeting the Nikopol region, Energoatom’s boss said on Friday. Ukrainian operator.
“The Russian aggressors have installed missile launchers on the territory of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant and will strike from there on the Nikipol district,” Petro Kotin, Energoatom head, told Ukrainian channel United News TV after an interview on Telegram.
“The situation (at the factory) is very tense and the tension is increasing day by day,” he said.
According to him, 500 Russian soldiers are still at the plant site.
New Russian strikes in the East
Kramatorsk, in the Ukrainian-controlled Donbass, suffered multiple bombings on Friday evening, as Vinnytsia, far from the frontline, continued to die after a deadly Russian strike the previous day.
The strike, which took place in the central square of Kramatorsk, known as Peace Square, left a two-meter crater and shattered windows of surrounding buildings, but caused no casualties because it happened after curfew, said an officer with the 81st Ukrainian regiment of anti-aircraft defense. , on condition of anonymity.
Vinnytsia counts its dead
“The work to identify all the culprits has already started” in the attack, he said on Friday evening. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky 23 people are dead, but four are missing and more than 200 are injured, including four critically.
“Russian society, which has many murderers and executioners, will continue to perish for generations, if it is not its own fault”, he began, confirming that almost all of Ukraine was on air alert with strikes in Dnipro (East) and Kremenchuk on Friday evening. (southeast of Kiev) and in the Kiev region.
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