Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Russia-Ukraine War at a Glance: What We Know on Day 458 of the Invasion ukraine

  • Death toll from Russian missile attack on an outpatient clinic in The death toll in the city of Dnipro in eastern Ukraine has risen to two and 30 people have been injuredAccording to media reports. President Volodymyr Zelensky said: “Russian terrorists once again confirm their status as combatants against everything humane and honest.”

  • The deal allowing the safe export of grain and fertilizer from Ukrainian Black Sea ports has not yet started full operationsThe pause came before Russia’s decision last week to extend it, the United Nations said on Friday.

  • Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of Russia’s Security Council, has said that the conflict in Ukraine could continue for decades. And negotiations with Ukraine were impossible as long as Volodymyr Zelensky was in power.

  • US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, plans to visit Finland, Sweden and Norway To deepen cooperation on top national security and economic issues this Monday, with the US State Department. Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Finland has joined NATO, awaiting ratification from Hungary and Turkey in Sweden’s bid to join.

  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has told China’s special envoy Li Hui that there are “serious obstacles” to resuming peace talks.Blaming Ukraine and Western countries.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin has said in a phone call with his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva that Russia is open to talks on Ukraine. Lula tweeted that he had reiterated Brazil’s willingness to talk to both sides of the war in Ukraine but declined Putin’s invitation to visit.

  • Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and former US President Donald Trump discussed Ukraine And on Thursday the Ukrainian victory was “of vital importance”, a spokesman for Johnson said.

  • Canada has said it supports Ukraine’s application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Canada’s Minister of Trade, Mary Ng, tweeted: “Following UK accession, as more economies express interest in joining, Canada welcomes Ukraine’s application to join the CPTPP.”

  • Cross-border infiltration earlier this week in Belgorod is prompting Russian governors in the region to demand a change in law to arm their volunteer border forces. Currently local volunteer self-defense units cannot be armed, but Belgorod governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said he and others were trying to change the law.

  • Russian arms company KalashnikovManufacturer of the world’s most widely used assault rifle, Launching a division for the production of Kamikaze drones – a major weapon used in the Ukraine war

  • Canada will donate 43 AIM-9 missiles to Ukraine To help the country “secure its skies”, National Defense has said. Canadian Defense Minister Anita Anand said, “Canadian support for Ukraine is unwavering.”

  • Moscow city court will hold a preliminary hearing next Wednesday New criminal case against jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on other charges including inciting extremism.

  • An explosion that damaged a residential and office building in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar, east of Crimea, on Friday was carried out by two drones., Krasnodar’s governor, Veniamin Kondratyev, wrote on Telegram: “There has been some damage to buildings, but critical infrastructure has not been damaged. And most importantly, there have been no casualties.”

  • Ukraine claims it has shot down 10 missiles and 25 drones launched by Russia over the capital of Kiev, the city of Dnipro and eastern regions., Officials said on Friday that several drones and missiles hit targets in the Kharkiv and Dnipropetrovsk regions. There was no immediate word of any deaths.

  • The city of Donetsk has come under fire from the Ukrainian armyDenis Pushilin, the Russian-imposed leader of the occupied Donetsk region, has said. As a result, he said, one young woman died and another was injured.

  • Ukraine attacked two areas in southern Russia with a rocket and a drone, although the missile was shot down by air defenses, according to Russian officials and media reports. An explosion damaged a residential and office building in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar, officials said. In the neighboring Rostov region, the local governor said a Ukrainian missile was shot down on Thursday by air defenses near Morozovsk, where there is a Russian air base.

  • Japan will impose additional sanctions on Russia Chief Cabinet Secretary, Hirokazu Matsuno, has said that the country has agreed to step up measures to punish Moscow’s aggression on Ukraine after the Group of Seven (G7) summit last week.