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Russia strikes Ukraine grain ports after pulling out of export deal

A view shows a building damaged during a Russian missile and drone strikes, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Odesa, Ukraine, on 18th July, 2023

Kyiv, UkraineReuters Russia struck Ukrainian ports on Tuesday, a day after pulling out of a UN-backed deal to let Kyiv export grain, and Moscow claimed gains on the ground in an area where Ukrainian officials said Russian forces were going back on the offensive. Russia said it hit fuel storage in Odesa and a plant […]

Moscow halts grain deal in what UN says is a blow to people in need everywhere

A view through a train window shows the section of a road split and sloping to one side following an alleged attack on the Crimea Bridge, that connects the Russian mainland with the Crimean peninsula across the Kerch Strait, in this still image from video taken on 17th July, 2023

Kyiv, UkraineReuters Russia halted participation on Monday in the year-old UN-brokered deal that lets Ukraine export grain through the Black Sea, spreading fear in poorer countries that price rises will put food out of reach. Hours earlier, a blast knocked out Russia’s bridge to Crimea in what Moscow called a strike by Ukrainian sea drones, […]

Quick facts – Crimea Bridge: why is it important and what happened to it?

A cargo ship sails next to the Crimea bridge in the Kerch Strait, Crimea, on 14th March, 2023.

Reuters Traffic on the road-and-rail bridge linking Russia and the Crimean peninsula was stopped early on Monday due to an “emergency situation”, the Russian-backed head of Crimea’s administration, Sergei Aksyonov said.  The RBC-Ukraine news agency reported that explosions were heard on the bridge, with Russian military bloggers reporting two strikes. The bridge is a crucial […]