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First ship carrying grain leaves Ukrainian port under deal with Russia

The first ship carrying grain has left a Ukrainian port under a landmark deal with Russia. Turkish and Ukrainian officials say the ship left the southern port of Odesa early on Monday morning local time. Russia has been blockading Ukrainian ports since February, but the two sides agreed a deal to resume shipments. It is […]

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Explosions rock Ukrainian port city of Odesa hours after Kyiv and Moscow reach grain deal

Explosions rocked a key Ukrainian port just a day after Kyiv and Moscow reached a landmark deal to allow the resumption of grain exports. Two missiles hit the city of Odesa in the early hours of Saturday morning, Ukraine’s military said. Under the terms of Friday’s deal, Russia agreed not to target ports while grain […]

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Russian missile strikes on residential buildings kill at least 21 people in southern Ukraine

At least 21 people, including a child, were killed when Russia launched overnight missile strikes at a residential building and a recreation center near Odesa, southern Ukraine, officials said on Friday. The attack hit a housing block, killing 16 people, according to Ukraine’s State Emergency Services. Another four people, including a child, died when a […]

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Russia plans to occupy complete Donbas region, southern Ukraine: Military official

Russia plans to seize the Donbas region and southern Ukraine, a military official said, explaining the latter move was a “way to Transnistria”, the Russia-backed breakaway region in Moldova. Rustam Minnekaev, deputy commander of Russia’s central military district, made the announcement on Friday at a meeting in Sverdlovsk, according to Russian media. He said capturing […]

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Russian forces preparing to bomb Ukraine’s port city of Odesa on Black Sea coast, President Zelenskyy warns

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has claimed that Russian forces were preparing to bombard the major port city of Odesa on Ukraine’s Black Sea coast. “They are preparing to bomb Odesa,” Zelenskyy said in a televised address on Sunday. “Russians have always come to Odesa. They have always felt only warmth in Odesa. Only sincerity. And […]

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At least three commercial ships hit by projectiles in Black Sea since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

An Estonian-owned cargo ship has sunk off Ukraine’s major Black Sea port of Odesa, hours after a Bangladeshi vessel was hit by a missile or bomb at another port. Many shipping firms have suspended sailings to affected Black Sea ports and other terminals in Ukraine as Russia’s invasion of the country enters its second week. […]