Ukrainian navy says Russian assaults in Donetsk and Luhansk areas hit 42 residential buildings and a college.
- Ukraine’s Joint Forces Task Force says 20 civilian killed in Russian shelling within the Donetsk and Luhansk areas.
- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey “cannot say ‘yes’” to NATO bids by Finland and Sweden.
- About a dozen buses apparently carrying Ukrainian fighters left the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol, the Reuters information company stories.
- A senior US defence official says Russian long-range assaults near Lviv appeared to focus on a Ukrainian navy coaching centre.
- Polish agriculture minister says Ukraine’s grain exports may very well be routed by means of Poland so long as the warfare prevents them from departing Black Sea ports.
Here are all the most recent updates:
20 seconds in the past (21:07 GMT)
US backs UN push to get Ukraine grain again to international market
The United States helps efforts by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to get Ukrainian grain again into the worldwide market amid the warfare, the US ambassador to the United Nations has mentioned.
“He has spoken to us about his plans and his discussions with the Ukrainians and the Russians on this issue,” Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield advised reporters with out giving additional particulars.
20 minutes in the past (20:47 GMT)
Ukraine’s grain exports may very well be routed by means of Poland: Minister
The Polish agriculture minister has mentioned that Ukraine’s grain exports may very well be routed by means of Poland so long as Russia’s warfare prevents them from departing Black Sea ports.
Henryk Kowalczyk, the agriculture minister and a deputy prime minister, spoke in Warsaw alongside US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, in addition to Ukraine’s agriculture secretary and the European Union’s fee for agriculture, who’s Polish.
Ukraine, a significant producer of grain, had beforehand warned that Russia is scary a world meals disaster by blocking the nation’s Black Sea ports
29 minutes in the past (20:39 GMT)
Russian assault targets coaching centre in western Ukraine: US official
A senior US defence official has mentioned that Russian long-range assaults near the western metropolis of Lviv appeared to focus on a Ukrainian navy coaching centre in Yavoriv, ess than 25km (15 miles) from the border with Poland.
The official, who spoke on situation of anonymity, mentioned the US navy evaluation, at this level, is that there have been as many as a half-dozen missiles fired and that a couple of small buildings had been broken.
There are not any stories of casualties but, the official mentioned, including that the missiles had been fired from the Black Sea and certain got here from a Russian submarine.
36 minutes in the past (20:32 GMT)
Ukraine says 20 civilians killed in Russian shelling
Ukraine’s Joint Forces Task Force has mentioned 20 civilians, together with a baby, had been killed in Russian shelling within the Donetsk and Luhansk areas.
The navy process drive mentioned in an announcement on its Facebook web page that 25 communities within the areas had been fired at, with 42 residential buildings and a college among the many areas hit.
42 minutes in the past (20:26 GMT)
Buses carrying Ukrainian fighters go away Mariupol: Report
The Reuters information company has reported that a few dozen buses apparently carrying Ukrainian fighters left the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol.
It was not doable to find out how many individuals had been aboard, the company mentioned. Reuters later revealed images of the buses.
Approximately 600 fighters have been estimated to be contained in the huge Soviet-era plant, together with dozens of wounded.
44 minutes in the past (20:23 GMT)
Turkey is not going to say ‘yes’ to NATO bids of Sweden, Finland: Erdogan
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ratcheted up his objection to Sweden and Finland becoming a member of NATO.
Erdogan accused the international locations of failing to take a transparent stance in opposition to Kurdish fighters and of imposing navy sanctions on Turkey.
“Neither country has an open, clear stance against terrorist organisations,” Erdogan mentioned at a joint information convention with the visiting Algerian president. “We cannot say ‘yes’ to those who impose sanctions on Turkey, on joining NATO which is a security organisation.”
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