“Russia remains on the offensive even as its territorial gains slow over the past month”

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  • Sloviansk, a city in Donetsk oblast, is on the brink of a major Russian attack. its mayor, Vadym Liakh, asked the residents to leave the community immediately, near Kramatorsk. Sloviansk is partly ruined, although it has many historical buildings before Russia invaded Ukraine.
  • Russian missiles hit the port of Odessa on Saturdayaccording to Ukraine, which accuses Vladimir Putin of having “spit in the face” of the United Nations (UN) and Turkey, and jeopardized the application of the agreement signed the previous day to resume grain exports blocked by the war. Westerners and the UN condemned the strike, which Moscow denied in Turkey.
  • Before announcing the missile launch in Odessa, the African Union has “congratulations” Saturday of the grain export agreement, welcome an event “welcome” for the continent, which faces an increased risk of famine. The agreement, the signing of which lowers wheat prices, should be able to export 20 million to 25 million tons of grain blocked in Ukraine.
  • The war in Ukraine knows no respite on other fronts. Mykolaiv was bombarded again Sunday morning after being targeted the night before “four Kalibr-type cruise missiles”, which injured five people, including a teenager, and destroyed several buildings, according to the Ukrainian presidency. He also reports on shooting in Kharkiv regionemphasis “many residential buildings were destroyed and residential buildings were burned”.
  • The rest of Ukraine was not spared even, to continue, Saturday, the bombing of Russia, which killed three. Thirteen cruise missiles fired from the sea fell near the town of Kropyvnytskyi in the Oblast of Kirovogradin the center of the country, informed its governor, Andri Raikovych, who determined that the railway infrastructure and a military aerodrome were targeted.
  • In the land, in the region of Khersonlargely occupied by Russian troops since March 3, the Ukrainians say they are intensifying their attack. “We can talk about a change on the ground. In recent operations, the Ukrainian armed forces have the advantage “assured Sunday the adviser to the head of the regional military administration loyal to kyiv, Sergiy Khlan.
  • Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, called, in a video address on Sunday night, to his compatriots in “to unite and work together for victory”ago “celebrates for the first time the Day of Sovereignty of Ukraine, July 28”. His German counterpart, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, for his part thinks that Russia’s war in Ukraine is the same “a war against European unity”.

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