Latest World News: Live updates on the war in Ukraine: Russia denounces a “terrorist”
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Russia accuses Ukraine of attempted drone attack in Crimea
Russian officials have accused Ukrainian forces of attempting a nighttime airstrike on Crimea, with Moscow claiming to have used anti-drone equipment to thwart the attack.
The Russian Defense Ministry wrote on Telegram that a total of 17 drones were used to target the peninsula and there were no casualties, according to a Google translation.
CNBC was unable to independently verify this information, and Ukraine’s Defense Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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Russia accuses Ukraine of attacking Moscow with a ‘terrorist’ drone
Russia’s Defense Ministry accused Ukraine of a “terrorist” drone attack on Moscow early Monday, with the city’s mayor saying two non-residential buildings were hit.
Hostile drones were “suppressed” and “crashed,” the ministry wrote on Telegram, according to a Google translation.
Russian news agency Tass reported that debris was found near the Russian Defense Ministry building.
Kyiv officials have not publicly acknowledged the attack, which came the day after a Russian strike on the Ukrainian port city of Odessa.
In response to the Odessa aggression, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy tweeted on Sunday morning: “There will definitely be reprisals against Russian terrorists for Odessa. They will feel this retaliation.
CNBC was unable to independently verify the developments on the ground. Ukraine’s Defense Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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Putin welcomes Belarusian leader, says Ukraine counteroffensive ‘failed’
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Ukraine’s counteroffensive “has failed” as he hosted close-allied Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko for talks in St Petersburg on Sunday.
“There is no counter-offensive,” Lukashenko said, according to Reuters.
Putin reportedly replied: “It exists, but it failed”.
Defense analysts have suggested that the window of opportunity for Ukraine to make a breakthrough with its counteroffensive is narrowing.
“The danger then is that they won’t be able to use the bulk of their forces in sufficient mass to make a difference … to create a real punch when they decide to really start,” Michael Clarke, defense analyst and former chief executive of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) think tank, told CNBC on Wednesday.
Hannah Ward-Glenton, Holly Ellyatt contributed to this report.
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End of Black Sea Grains Deal: Alternative routes will be very costly for Ukraine, analyst says
Joseph Glauber, senior researcher at the International Food Policy Research Institute, discusses the termination of the UN-brokered Black Sea Grains Agreement after Russia’s withdrawal and the options left for Ukraine to export its grains.
Fri Jul 21, 2023 10:35 am EDT
UN warns of rising tensions in Black Sea after Russia exits historic grain deal
A ship arrives as part of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, in Odessa, southern Ukraine.
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United Nations Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo has expressed concern about Russian threats to target civilian vessels sailing in the Black Sea and reports of newly placed sea mines that could pose a risk to civilian vessels.
“Any risk of conflict spilling over from a military incident in the Black Sea, whether intentional or accidental, must be avoided at all costs, as it could have potentially catastrophic consequences for all of us,” DiCarlo said in a speech before the United Nations Security Council.
“The new wave of attacks on Ukrainian ports is likely to have far-reaching impacts on global food security, especially in developing countries,” she said.
She added that attacks on civilian infrastructure can also constitute a war crime.
Fri Jul 21, 2023 4:02 PM EDT
War damaged at least 270 cultural sites in Ukraine, UNESCO says
A woman walks next to a pro-Russian armored personnel carrier in front of a theater building destroyed during the Ukraine-Russia conflict in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 10, 2022.
Alexander Ermoshenko | Reuters
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, has stated that at least 270 cultural sites in Ukraine were damaged due to the ongoing war.
“A preliminary assessment in Odessa revealed damage to several museums inside the World Heritage property, including the Odessa Archaeological Museum, the Odessa Maritime Museum and the Odessa Literature Museum,” the UN agency wrote in a statement.
“They had all been marked by UNESCO and the local authorities with Blue Shieldthe hallmark of the 1954 Hague Convention,” the agency added.
Fri Jul 21, 2023 12:50 PM EDT
WHO counts more than 1,000 attacks on vital health services in Ukraine since the start of the war
Relatives gather at a hospital around three men injured in a missile strike in Mykolaiv on August 18, 2022, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
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The World Health Organization has recorded at least 1,067 attacks on vital health services in Ukraine since the Russian invasion in late February last year.
The World Health OrganizationHealthcare Attack Monitoring System that health facilities were damaged 952 times, ambulances were targeted in 124 cases and at least 284 attacks were carried out against essential medical supplies. The monitoring system also estimated that attacks on health services left at least 101 dead and 139 injured.
The Kremlin maintained that its forces did not target civilian infrastructure such as hospitals, schools and residential buildings.
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