The last war between Russia and Ukraine: what we know on day 179 of the invasion | Ukraine

  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned Ukrainians to be vigilant Next week they are preparing to celebrate their Independence Day on Wednesday. In his nightly video address on Saturday, Zelensky said Ukrainians should not allow Moscow to “spread despair and fear” on the occasion of the 31st anniversary of independence from Soviet rule. “We should all be aware that this week Russia may try to do something especially ugly, something especially evil,” Zelensky said.

  • The curfew in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, will be extended for a full day on WednesdayDistrict Governor Ole said he will flee on Saturday. The northeastern city is regularly bombarded by Russia and there is usually a curfew from 10pm to 6am, but extra precautions were required on Independence Day.

  • Ukraine launched a new strike on the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol earlier on Saturday. Administrators in the annex Crimea said at least one drone was shot down And the city’s air defense system was called up again on Saturday evening.

  • video Subscribed to Twitter It appears to show Russian air defenses trying to destroy the drone and plumes of dark smoke rising from the city.

  • Three people with Russian and Ukrainian passports were arrested on suspicion of spying Today, Saturday, the Albanian Defense Ministry said, after an attempt to storm a military base and weapons factory in central Albania. The ministry said that two Albanian soldiers were injured in the accident at Gramish base, adding that the soldiers’ conditions are stable. Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said the three people were “suspected of espionage”.

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  • The United States plans to buy about 150 thousand metric tons of grain from Ukraine The head of the World Food Program said in the next few weeks of an incoming shipment of food aid from ports that are no longer besieged by war. The planned shipment, one of several United Nations agencies seeking to fight hunger, is more than six times the amount of grain now transported by the first ship arranged by the World Food Program from Ukraine to people in the Horn of Africa at risk of starvation.

  • António Guterres, the UN Secretary-General, said he was affected by the sight of Ukrainian wheat being shipped from Turkey. He said Russian fertilizers and agricultural products must be able to reach global markets “unhindered” or else a global food crisis could occur as early as next year.

  • Four children were reportedly injured In the aftermath of a Russian raid on an apartment building in the Mykolaiv region of Ukraine.

  • Three people with Russian and Ukrainian passports were arrested on suspicion of spying Today, Saturday, the Albanian Defense Ministry said, after an attempt to storm a military base and weapons factory in central Albania. The ministry said that two Albanian soldiers were injured in the accident at Gramish base, adding that the soldiers’ conditions are stable. Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said the three people were “suspected of espionage”.

  • Russian entities and individuals have been trying to use Turkey to bypass Western sanctions imposed on the Moscow war in UkraineDeputy US Treasury Secretary Wali Adeemo told Turkey’s Deputy Finance Minister Yunus Illetas that the US Treasury said. The ministry said, in a phone call, that the two also discussed efforts to implement and enforce sanctions against it RussiaReuters reports.

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  • On Saturday, Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said its forces had killed a total of 44,900 Russian soldiers An increase of 200 from the previous day.

  • Olaf Schulz has been praised Alexei Navalny On the second anniversary of imprisonment Attempted poisoning of a Russian opposition politician.

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