Updates from Ukraine
⚡️First cargo ship to be loaded with grain arrives in Ukraine since Feb. 24.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) August 6, 2022
The Barbados-flagged cargo ship Fulmar S arrived in Ukraine at its Chornomorsk port in Odesa Oblast on Aug. 6, Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov said.
According to Kubrakov, Ukraine is “doing everything possible” to ensure that its ports can accept “significantly more ships," and plans to be able to load at least 3-5 vessels per day in 2 weeks.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) August 6, 2022
⚡️ Eight-year-old boy raises $1,700 for Ukraine's military by performing outside.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) August 6, 2022
Serhiy, from Chernihiv, handed over the money he gathered from singing Ukrainian songs outside to the Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation, the organization said on Aug. 5.
⚡️North Macedonia sends 4 Su-25 aircraft to Ukraine.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) August 6, 2022
Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to the head of the President's Office, confirmed the country had sent the planes it received from Kyiv in 2001 back to Ukraine.
“Many nations today show more courage than half of the G20," he wrote.
The current strategy of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Kherson Oblast is to weaken the logistical potential of the Russian military and limit its ammunition supply. 2/20— UkraineWorld (@ukraine_world) August 6, 2022
Ukraine has been targeting Russian ammunition depots, which has significantly disrupted Russian logistic capacities, as well as Russian air defense systems to open the skies for Ukrainian military aircraft and drones to operate 4/20— UkraineWorld (@ukraine_world) August 6, 2022
Russian troops are refusing to fight in Putin's disastrous Ukraine invasionhttps://t.co/14XxedHQMy— Business Ukraine mag (@Biz_Ukraine_Mag) August 6, 2022
⚡️ EU condemns Russia's military activity near Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) August 6, 2022
European Union's foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell called for Russian forces to open access to the plant to the International Atomic Energy Agency.
BREAKING: The United States is preparing a new $1 billion military aid package to Ukraine— Samuel Ramani (@SamRamani2) August 6, 2022
This package will aid Ukraine's counter-offensive in Kherson, as it includes ammunition for HIMARS and NASAMS, and also counter Russia's artillery advantage in Donetsk with 50 M113 armoured vehicles. A significant aid tranche. https://t.co/z90tLMyzWJ— Samuel Ramani (@SamRamani2) August 6, 2022
Oksana Pokalchuk resigned as head of Amnesty International Ukraine, accusing the organization of creating "material that sounded like support for Russian narratives.”https://t.co/KvyIcPItKe— POLITICOEurope (@POLITICOEurope) August 6, 2022
The international reaction to the Myanmar coup and the Russian invasion of Ukraine has prompted a toxic convergence between the two nations. https://t.co/VbPWUoOQTp pic.twitter.com/oLJye4qbjW— The Diplomat (@Diplomat_APAC) August 6, 2022