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Ships carrying agricultural products could not leave Ukraine due to a suspicious mine-like object near port An aerial view of the Turkish-flagged ship “Polarnet” carrying grain from Ukraine is seen at the Derince Port, Kocaeli, Turkiye on August 08, 2022.  Omer Faruk Cebeci | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images The organization overseeing the export of...

Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine
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Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

Putin observes Russian strategic nuclear forces exercises: state media Campaigners have urged political leaders to renew efforts to get rid of all nuclear weapons by signing and ratifying the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Mikhail Svetlov | Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday observed exercises by Russia’s strategic nuclear forces, the...

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Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

Kremlin says assets in Russian-annexed regions of Ukraine could be transferred to Russian companies The Kremlin on Wednesday said that assets in the four Ukrainian regions that Russia said it had annexed last month may in future be transferred to Russian companies. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said it was obvious that “abandoned assets” could not...

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Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

At least 10 million people will need psychosocial support from Russia’s war in Ukraine, WHO says A local resident, Raisa Kuval, 82, reacts next to a damaged building partially destroyed after a shelling in the city of Chuguiv, east of Kharkiv, on July 16, 2022. Sergey Bobok | AFP | Getty Images Ukraine’s Ministry of...

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Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

WHO records more than 630 attacks on vital health services in Ukraine since the start of Russia’s invasion Members of the Ukrainian military receive treatment for concussions and light injuries from Ukrainian military medics at a frontline field hospital on May 10, 2022 in Popasna, Ukraine. Chris Mcgrath | Getty Images Since Russia invaded Ukraine...

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Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

Blinken speaks to his Ukrainian counterpart amid Russian ‘dirty bomb’ claims US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks about US policy towards China during an event hosted by the Asia Society Policy Institute at George Washington University in Washington, DC, on May 26, 2022. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images U.S. Secretary of State...

Russian court will hear WNBA star Brittney Griner’s appeal on Tuesday
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Russian court will hear WNBA star Brittney Griner’s appeal on Tuesday

US’ Women’s National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player Brittney Griner, who was detained at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport and later charged with illegal possession of cannabis, stands inside a defendants’ cage before a court hearing in Khimki outside Moscow, on August 4, 2022.  Evgenia Novozhenina | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON — A Russian court will hear...

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Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

Russia’s Black Sea grain inspection delays are “politically motivated,” Ukraine says Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed concerns over Russia’s prolonged inspection of vessels, which have caused shipping delays along the Black Sea grain corridor. “We have reason to believe that the delays in Russia’s inspections of the grain initiative’s vessels are politically motivated,” the...

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Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

Ukraine’s foreign minister asks UN nuclear watchdog to inspect its facilities to disprove Russian ‘dirty bomb’ allegation Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba asked International Atomic Energy Agency chief Rafael Grossi to send a team of experts to Ukraine to inspect its nuclear facilities, in order to disprove Russia’s allegation that it has a “dirty bomb” it plans...