Ukraine predicted that it would retake the territory south of Kherson by September; Russia’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, launches a lucrative offensive in Africa
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Ukraine predicted that it would retake the territory south of Kherson by September. Sergei Khlan, an aide to the head of the Kherson region, said in an interview with Ukrainian television: “We can say that by September the Kherson region will certainly be liberated, and the plans of all occupiers will fail.” President Volodymyr Zelensky also said The Ukrainian army was advancing “step by step” in Kherson. However, other reports suggest that Ukrainian troops are doing well to stay on the front lines in nearby villages.
Ukraine has warned that a deal to export grain through the Black Sea will be stalled if Russian air strikes on major ports, Zelensky’s economic adviser, Oleh Ustenko, told Ukrainian television: “Yesterday’s strike indicates that it certainly won’t work like that.” The caution came after Saturday’s missile attack in Odessa, where Moscow insisted it only hit a Ukrainian warship and US-supplied Harpoon anti-ship missiles.
The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, has visited several countries in Africa. On his first stop in Egypt, he tried to reassure his counterpart Sameh Shoukry that Russian grain supplies would continue, and met with Ahmed Abul Gheit, general secretary of the League of Arab States, where he discussed deepening cooperation between Russia and the Arab League. Told to do , Late on Sunday he flew to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Ukraine will continue to do everything possible to inflict as much damage as possible to the Russian army and will not be afraidVolodymyr Zelensky swears. “Even the occupiers believe we will win,” he said in his nightly video address on Sunday. “We do everything to inflict the most damage on the enemy… we will celebrate against all odds. Because Ukrainians are not to be afraid.”
The German president, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, has said that Russia’s war against Ukraine is also a “war against the unity of Europe”. “We must not allow ourselves to be divided, we must not destroy the great work of a united Europe, which we have begun so promisingly,” he said in a speech in the West German city of Paderborn. “This war is not just about the territory of Ukraine, it is about the dual shared foundations of our values and our order of peace.”
Nearly half a million Ukrainian children are going to school in the European Union, According to the Department of Migration and Home Affairs of the European Commission. The department said that a total of 492,647 Ukrainian children were integrated into the EU’s national school system.
Ukraine’s health ministry says at least 18 medical workers have been killed and nearly 900 medical facilities damaged or destroyed by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The ministry said more than 50 medical workers were injured by the Russian attacks and that 123 medical facilities in Ukraine were completely destroyed, while another 746 were in need of repair.
A Canadian citizen has died in Ukraine. Canada’s Foreign Ministry confirmed. Media reports suggested that the Canadian was with two US citizens who died recently in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine. The governments of the US and Canada did not provide details about how the deaths occurred recently, or their circumstances.