Next Eurovision in UK: Ukraine ‘satisfied’, says minister
In Odessa, high-precision Russian missiles target “military speedboat,” Lavrov says
Faced with anger over Saturday’s bombing of the Ukrainian port of Odessa, which is vital for trade in Ukrainian grain, the head of Russian diplomacy, Sergei Lavrov, explained: “There is nothing in Russia’s promises, especially in the context. The treaties were signed in Istanbul on 22 JulyThis would prevent the continuation of special military operations by destroying Ukrainian military infrastructure.
According to him, high-precision Russian missiles targeting a Ukrainian “military boat” and Harpoon anti-ship missiles were recently delivered to an ammunition warehouse located in the military zone of the port of Odessa “at a considerable distance from the terminal grain”. .
“Now these harpoons are no longer a threat to us,” the Russian minister said.
Russian assets in France: The National Fiscal Prosecutor’s Office has launched an investigation
The justice will examine the conditions under which certain oligarchs close to Putin were able to accumulate substantial real estate assets in France. Here’s our must-read information.
kyiv received the first three cheetah tanks
“Three Principals leopard arrived today,” Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov announced on Ukrainian television. Spiegel. These are German anti-aircraft armored vehicles from the Cold War era. After the self-propelled guns, this was the second delivery of heavy weapons from Berlin Howitzer 2000 June’s last cry.
The first deputy secretary of the National Security and Defense Council was sacked
37 journalists have been killed since the conflict began
Five months after the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Russian military has killed 37 media professionals, according to Ukraine’s National Union of Journalists. “Among the dead were eight journalists performing their professional duties, 12 media workers were civilian casualties, and 17 media representatives were killed in action after being mobilized to serve as part of the Ukrainian security forces,” the press release added. The latest victim of the Russian occupation was Mykola Rachok, editor and publisher of the Infokar newspaper, who died in a battle with the Russian mercenary Wagner.
China cuts investment in Russia
China’s investments in Russia fell to zero in the first half of 2022 under the global infrastructure plan for the New Silk Road. Financial Times. The New Silk Road is a set of sea and land links that cross Europe and North Africa, skirt the Mediterranean Sea, and pass through the Middle East to reach China. Launched in 2013, it has been a top priority of Chinese diplomacy under Xi Jinping. But this is the first time that China has not invested in Russia since the project was launched.
While Chinese purchases of Russian energy have increased, according to the newspaper, on the other hand, China has deepened its investments in the energy and construction sector with deals worth $5.5 billion with Middle Eastern countries, particularly Saudi Arabia.
Ukraine expects first grain export ‘early this week’
“We expect the contract to start working in the next few days, and we expect a coordination center to be set up in Istanbul in the next few days. We are preparing everything for the launch this week,” Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov told a press conference.
Eurovision in England
The British government has announced that the UK will host the next Eurovision Song Contest instead of Ukraine. “Following a request from the European Broadcasting Union (which is organizing the event) and Ukrainian authorities, the BBC has agreed to host the competition next year,” the agency said in a statement. Britain’s culture minister, Nadine Dorries, said the UK was ranked second last May.
Donbass residents in fear of bombs
“I sleep with my clothes on so I can escape quickly if there is an airstrike,” says an elderly resident. au GuardianIt devotes a long report to the condition of the place.
According to the Kharkiv governor, a school and cultural house were bombed in Sukhov
Are grain exports maintained despite blasts?
The Kremlin said this morning that Russian strikes on Odessa should not prevent grain exports. The bombings “only target military infrastructure. It is not related to the infrastructure used to implement the grain export contract, which is why it cannot and should not interfere at the beginning of the loading process,” Carrier said. – Spokesman of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov.
“Treading” the ground
“Despite lunar views from both sides, […] Most sectors are very quiet,” analyzed on Twitter Olivier Kempf, director of the strategic cabinet at La Vigie and associate researcher at the Foundation for Strategic Research.
The conflict has entered its 6th month
Since February 24, the date of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, there has been no respite on the war fronts in Mykolaiv (south), Kharkiv (north-east) or Kherson (south). Donetsk and Luhansk are two pro-Russian separatist territories in the east. Participating in this article.
The Russian installation was discovered 10 km from the border with Ukraine
British intelligence has “identified a Russian military vehicle reconditioning facility near Barvinok in Russia’s Belgorod region, 10km from the Ukrainian border”.
“Endless” fighting in Donbass and Kherson
“Russian commanders continue to face the dilemma of whether to resume the offensive in the east or strengthen defenses in the west,” the British Ministry of Defense said in its latest press release.
“Putin makes fun of everyone”
Just 24 hours after announcing a historic deal to allow grain exports, a key Ukrainian port was hit by Russian missiles. Another discrepancy between words and actions on the part of the Kremlin, In this article we understand.
“The War on European Unity”
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine as a “war against European unity”. “Putin’s war against Ukraine is a war against the unity of Europe. “We must not allow ourselves to be divided, we must not allow the great task of a united Europe to destroy us,” he declared during a speech in Paderborn.
Ukrainian troops are ready for an attack in the south
kyiv promised to start A counter attack President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Saturday that Ukrainian forces were advancing “gradually” to retake the strategic region of Kherson. But “we don’t have enough artillery,” warns a soldier named Stanislav, “if we fire eight times, the Russians will fire back 48 times.”
Zelensky prepares for Ukrainian Independence Day
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday evening called on his compatriots to “unite and work together for victory” as Ukrainian forces gain an advantage in the Kherson region. ”.
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