The death toll from a Russian missile attack on an outpatient clinic in the city of Dnipro in eastern Ukraine has dropped to two, with 30 injured, according to the media. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said: “Russian terrorists once again confirm their status as fighters against all that is humane and honest.
A deal allowing the safe export of grain and fertilizer from Ukraine’s Black Sea ports has yet to fully resume operationsthe UN said on Friday, after stopping ahead of Russia’s decision last week to extend it.
Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev says conflict in Ukraine could last for decades and that negotiations with Ukraine were impossible as long as Volodymyr Zelenskiy was in power.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken plans to visit Finland, Sweden and Norway from on Monday to deepen cooperation on key national security and economic issues, the US State Department said. Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Finland has joined NATO, while Sweden’s membership application awaits ratification from Hungary and Turkey.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov tells China’s special envoy Li Hui there are ‘serious obstacles’ to resuming peace talksaccusing Ukraine and Western countries.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a phone call with his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva that Russia is open to dialogue on Ukraine. Lula tweeted that he reiterated Brazil’s willingness to talk to both sides of the war in Ukraine, but declined Putin’s invitation to go there.
Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and former US President Donald Trump discussed Ukraine and “the vital importance of the Ukrainian victory” on Thursday, a Johnson spokesman said.
Russia has accused kyiv of dozens of strikes in its southern region of Belgorod. Its governor, Vyacheslav Gladkov, said the Ukrainian military was responsible for artillery, mortar and drone attacks in the area for 24 hours, but reported no casualties. In a rare attack on the southern Russian city of Krasnodar, east of Crimea, two drones damaged buildings in the city center, officials said. In the nearby Rostov region, the governor said a Ukrainian missile was shot down near Morozovsk, where a Russian air base is located.
Canada said it supports Ukraine’s request to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Canada’s Trade Minister, Mary Ng, tweeted: “Following the UK’s accession, as more and more economies express interest in joining, Canada welcomes Ukraine’s request for membership. join the CPTPP.
Russian arms company Kalashnikovmanufacturer of the most used assault rifle in the world, launches kamikaze drone production division – a key weapon used in the Ukrainian war
Canada to donate 43 AIM-9 missiles to Ukraine to help the country “secure its skies”, National Defense said. “Canada’s support for Ukraine is unwavering,” said Canadian Defense Minister Anita Anand.
The Moscow City Court will hold a preliminary hearing next Wednesday in a new criminal case against imprisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny especially for incitement to extremism.
Ukraine claims to have shot down 10 missiles and 25 drones launched by Russia in night attacks on the capital kyiv, the city of Dnipro and eastern regions. Several drones and missiles hit targets in the Kharkiv and Dnipropetrovsk regions, officials said Friday. There was no immediate word of death.
The city of Donetsk is under fire from Ukrainian forcessaid the Russian-imposed leader of the occupied Donetsk region, Denis Pushilin. As a result, he said, one young woman died and another was injured.
Japan to impose additional sanctions on Russia After the Group of Seven (G7) summit, the host country last week agreed to step up measures to punish Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said.