As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 150th day, we take a look at the main developments.
Here are the key events so far on Saturday, July 23.
- Russian missiles have hit infrastructure in Ukraine’s port of Odesa, a day after Russia and Ukraine signed a deal to reopen Black Sea ports to resume grain exports, the Ukrainian military said.
- Thirteen Russian air attacks on railway infrastructure and a military airfield in Ukraine’s central Kirovohrad region have killed at least three people, according to the regional governor.
- Heavy fighting has taken place in the last 48 hours as Ukrainian forces continue their offensive against Russia in Kherson province, west of the Dnieper river, Britain’s military intelligence said.
- The US ambassador to Kyiv said Moscow should be held to account for an “outrageous” strike on the port city of Odesa.
- Ukraine has called on the United Nations and Turkey to ensure that Russia fulfils its commitments under the agreement for a safe corridor for grain exports from Ukraine’s Black Sea ports.
- Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said the European Union needs a new strategy on the war in Ukraine as sanctions against Moscow have not worked.
- The African Union has hailed a landmark deal between Ukraine and Russia that will allow Kyiv to resume exports of grain through the Black Sea and relieve a global food crisis.
- The United States has promised another $270m in military support for Ukraine, including drones.
- Credit rating firms Fitch and Scope have downgraded Ukraine two days after the war-ravaged country requested a debt payment freeze.