The death toll from a Russian missile attack on an outpatient clinic in the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipro has risen to two, with 30 injured, according to media reports. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said: “Russian terrorists reaffirm their status as fighters against all that is humane and fair.”
A deal allowing the safe export of grain and fertilizer from Ukrainian Black Sea ports is not yet fully operationalthe UN said on Friday, after stalling before Russia’s decision last week to extend it.
Russian Security Council deputy chairman Dmitry Medvedev has said the 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 Sweden and Norway from Finland this Monday to deepen cooperation on national security and economic issues, the US State Department has said. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Finland has joined NATO, and Sweden’s bid to join is pending ratification by Hungary and Turkey.
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 telephone conversation with his Brazilian counterpart, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, that Russia is open to dialogue 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 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 blamed Kiev for dozens of attacks on the southern Belgorod region. The governor, Vyacheslav Gladkov, said the Ukrainian army was responsible for artillery, mortar and drone attacks throughout the region for 24 hours, but reported no casualties. In a rare attack on the southern Russian city of Krasnodar, two drones damaged buildings in the city center, officials said. In the neighboring Rostov region, the governor said a Ukrainian missile was shot down near Morozovsk, where there is a Russian air base.
Canada has said it supports Ukraine’s application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (CPTPP). Canada’s Commerce Minister, Mary Ng, tweeted: “Following the UK’s entry, with more economies showing interest in joining, Canada welcomes Ukraine’s application to join CPTPP.”
The Russian arms company Kalashnikovcreator of the world’s most widely used assault rifle, launches a kamikaze drone production division – a key weapon used in the war in Ukraine
Canada will donate 43 AIM-9 missiles to Ukraine to help the country “secure its skies,” the national defense has said. “Canada’s support for Ukraine is unwavering,” Canadian Defense Minister Anita Anand said.
The Moscow court will hold a preliminary hearing next Wednesday in a new criminal case against imprisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny including charges of incitement to extremism.
An explosion that damaged a residential and office building in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar, east of Crimea, on Friday was caused by two drones. Krasnodar Governor Veniamin Kondratyev wrote on Telegram: “There is some damage to buildings, but critical infrastructure has not been damaged. And most importantly, there were no casualties.”
Ukraine claims to have shot down 10 missiles and 25 drones by Russia in nightly attacks on capital Kyiv, Dnipro city and eastern regions. Several drones and missiles hit targets in the Kharkiv and Dnipropetrovsk regions, officials said on Friday. There was no immediate report of any deaths.
The city of Donetsk is under fire from Ukrainian troops, the Russian-imposed leader of the occupied Donetsk region, Denis Pushilin, has said. As a result, he said, one young woman died and another was injured.
Japan imposes additional sanctions on Russia after the Group of Seven (G7) summit the country hosted last week agreed to step up measures to sanction Moscow’s invasion of Moscow, the chief of cabinet, Hirokazu Matsuno, has said.