What has happened in Ukraine in the last few hours
On the 151st day of the war against Ukraine started by Russia, five months after the invasion, these are the key dates at 20:00 this Sunday, July 24th:
Russia claims to have destroyed a Ukrainian military ship and missile depot in Odessa port. The Russian government and army this Sunday confirmed the rocket attack on the port of Odessa denounced by Ukrainian authorities the day before, a day after the Istanbul deal reached on Friday to resume grain exports, but have assured that the bombings were aimed at the military were goals. “Kalibr missiles destroyed the military infrastructure of the port of Odessa,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zajárova said in her Telegram account, where she explained that the attacks were aimed at a “Ukrainian military ship,” which was “highly precise.” “ Shelling reached.
Ukraine wants to recapture Kherson province by September. The province of Kherson in southern Ukraine will be “finally liberated from its Russian occupation” by Ukrainian forces before the end of September, Councilor of the Ukrainian military district Serhiy Jlan said in an interview on Ukrainian television. “All the occupiers’ plans will fail,” he said.
Russian foreign minister visits Egypt to break Moscow’s image of international isolation. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visited Egypt this Sunday and met with the country’s President Abdelfatá al Sisi in a new act of the campaign to break Russia’s image of international isolation amid the war in Ukraine. “The Russian Foreign Minister’s tour of African countries begins with his visit to this friendly country, while American diplomacy runs from house to house in different countries, asking – hold your laugh – not to take pictures with Lavrov to prevent that Russia is using them as evidence is not isolated,” argued Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zajárova.
Canada admits the death of one of its citizens in Ukraine. Canada’s Foreign Ministry has acknowledged this Sunday that one of its citizens has recently died in Ukraine. “We know,” said a ministry spokesman. “We are in contact with the family and are offering consular assistance.” Ottawa has indicated that it will not release any data or details of what happened out of respect for the family’s privacy.
German President reiterates that defending European values means being willing to “take the risk of inconvenience”. The war that Russian President Vladimir Putin is waging against Ukraine is “a war against the unity of Europe,” said Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Sunday. “This war is not only about Ukraine’s territory; it touches on our fundamental values and our peace order,” he stressed. Referring to the energy crisis unfolding in Europe, Steinmeier recalled that defending these values also means being willing to “put up with inconveniences”. “We are prepared? We will ask ourselves this question today and in the coming days, weeks and months,” he explained.
Alexander Ermochenko’s photo for Reuters shows a Russian tank convoy in the occupied Zaporizhia province.