WRAPUP 3-Blasts hit Russian base in Crimea, Ukraine targets supply lines

Russia blamed saboteurs for explosions at one of its military bases in Moscow-annexed Crimea while Ukraine hinted it was responsible as its officials said their strategy was to destroy supply lines supporting Russia’s invasion. The blasts on Tuesday engulfed an ammunition depot at a military base in the north of the Crimean peninsula, disrupting trains … Read more

Ship carrying first Ukraine grain cargo docks in Syria’s Tartous – shipping source

The first ship to depart Ukraine under a deal to resume grain exports from the country two weeks ago docked in the Syrian port city of Tartous on Tuesday, according to a shipping source and satellite data. The Sierra Leone-flagged Razoni set sail from Ukraine’s Odesa port on Aug. 1 under a hard-won grain deal … Read more

First ship bound for Africa leaves Ukraine port

The ship Brave Commander has left the Ukrainian port of Pivdennyi, carrying the first cargo of humanitarian food aid bound for Africa from Ukraine since Russia’s invasion, Refinitiv Eikon data showed on Tuesday. Ukraine’s grain exports have slumped since the start of the war because of the closure of its Black Sea ports, driving up … Read more

Tennis-Fan asked to remove Ukraine flag because it was too big says Cincinnati Open

The size of the Ukraine flag that a fan had draped around her during a match at the Cincinnati Open on Monday was the reason she was asked to remove it from the grounds, tournament officials told Reuters on Tuesday. During a qualifying match between Russian players Anna Kalinskaya and Anastasia Potapova on Sunday, one … Read more

Russia Ukraine War: दक्षिणी यूक्रेन में रूस ने दागे राकेट, एक व्यक्ति की हुई मौत

कीव: रूसी सेना ने रविवार को दक्षिणी यूक्रेन में माइकोलाइव क्षेत्र पर रॉकेट दागे, जिसमें कम से कम एक व्यक्ति की मौत हो गई. एक रूसी राजनयिक ने यूक्रेन से सुरक्षा आश्वासन देने का आह्वान किया, ताकि अंतरराष्ट्रीय निरीक्षक उस परमाणु ऊर्जा स्टेशन का दौरा कर सकें, जो गोलीबारी की चपेट में आया है. मायकोलाइव … Read more

Ukraine and Russia: What you need to know right now

Ukraine’s defence intelligence agency warned of fresh “provocations” on Saturday at the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, as both sides again accused the other of shelling Europe’s largest nuclear facility. FIGHTING * Russia’s defence ministry claimed on Saturday to have taken full control of Pisky, a village on the outskirts of Donetsk, while Ukraine’s military command … Read more

Ukraine and Russia: What you need to know right now

Ukraine and Russia are accusing each other of risking disaster by shelling Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, occupied by Russian forces in a region expected to become one of the next big front lines of the war. DIPLOMACY * Russia has told the United States that diplomatic ties would be badly damaged and could even … Read more

Ukraine expects $3 bln U.S. financial aid in August

Ukraine expects $3 billion of U.S. financial aid to arrive in August and a further $1.5 billion in September, Finance Minister Sergiy Marchenko said on Thursday. Marchenko said the payments were part of the $7.5 billion financial aid package agreed by Ukraine and the United States at the start of the summer, and would be … Read more

Ukraine is not taking responsibility for Crimea explosions – Zelenskiy aide

Ukraine is not taking responsibility for explosions at a Russian air base in Crimea on Tuesday, an advisor to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said, suggesting partisans might have been involved. Mykhailo Podolyak, asked by the Dozhd online television channel whether Kyiv was taking responsibility, replied: “Of course not. What do we have to do with this?” … Read more

Two more grain ships sail from Ukraine, Turkey says

Two more ships, carrying corn and soybeans, departed from Ukrainian Black Sea ports on Monday, Turkey’s defence ministry said, taking the total to ten since the first ship sailed last week after a deal with Russia to unblock Ukrainian grain exports. The United Nations and Turkey brokered the agreement last month after warnings that the … Read more