2,000 evacuated after Crimean military base fire
A massive fire at a Russian training facility in Crimea prompted mass evacuations and closed a nearby highway, according to Russian officials.
According to Google Translate, Russian-incumbent Crimean governor Sergei Aksyonov said in a Telegram post that “temporary evacuation of residents of four settlements is planned. This is more than 2,000 people.” Stated.
The cause of the fire was not disclosed. Ukrainian media reported that an overnight Ukrainian air raid set fire to an ammunition depot. CNBC was unable to independently verify these reports, and there was no official comment from Kiev.
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Ukrainian official calls for donations of long-range weapons after Odesa attack
According to Google Translate, Andriy Yermak said in Telegram: “Russia’s terrorism in Odessa once again proves that they need hunger and problems in the global South. They want to cause a refugee crisis in the West.” That’s it,” he said.
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Ukrainian presidential chief of staff Andriy Yermak has reiterated calls for donations of long-range missile weapons from the West following Russia’s intensified attack on Ukraine’s key port of Odesa.
“Russia’s terrorism in Odessa proves once again that they need the hunger and problems of countries in the global South. They want to provoke a refugee crisis in the West.” he said in a telegramAccording to Google Translate.
“Everything is being done to undermine allies and to intervene politically in the internal affairs of these countries.”
For the second night in a row, the Russian government has resumed air hostilities against Ukraine in retaliation for what it purports to be a Kiev “terrorist attack” on the Crimean Bridge.
“The answer to terrorism is force. Weapons, aviation, long-range missiles, this is what Ukraine needs. We must expel the Russian Federation from our territory,” Yermak said.
The request for long-range missiles comes in response to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s call for donations to NATO allies during a summit in Vilnius, Lithuania last week.
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Russia resumes attack on Ukraine’s capital Kiev
Russian forces launch night attack on Ukrainian capital Kiev against junta said on telegramAccording to Google Translate.
Kiev’s military governor Serhiy Popko said the Russian military had deployed Iranian-made Shahid drones again, but no one was hurt or injured in the attack.
Many of last night’s military attacks centered on the key Ukrainian port of Odessa, which Moscow has targeted in retaliation for what it describes as a recent “terrorist attack” on the Crimea bridge.
Russia has stepped up hostilities against Kiev since early last week as the Ukraine-focused NATO military alliance summit was held in Vilnius, Lithuania.
CNBC was unable to independently verify the reports.
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Russia launches new missile strike against major Ukrainian port Odessa
For the second night in a row, Russian forces launched night missile attacks on the main Ukrainian port of Odessa, where the Kiev navy is stationed, according to Olev Kippel, the regional governor. Said in a Google Translate comment on Telegram.
Ukrainian Air Force points out Russia hit Odessa with missiles last nightAccording to Google Translate.
The governor added that Russian forces had targeted “a port and critical infrastructure” and wounded three people.
”Grain and oil terminals have been attacked, tanks and loading equipment have been damaged, fires have broken out and all competent services are working to eliminate the effects,” Kuiper said.
CNBC has not independently verified the deployment in the field.
Russian attacks on Odessa and its port, Mykolaiv, intensified this week as the Russian government launched retaliatory attacks following what it described as a “terrorist attack” on the Crimean bridge in recent days.
— Luxandra Iordake
South African leader says it would be ‘war’ to arrest Putin if he comes to Johannesburg next month
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa
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South Africa’s president reportedly said on Tuesday that arresting Russian President Vladimir Putin would amount to a “declaration of war” by the country if he appears at an economic summit in Johannesburg next month. Associated Press.
The August summit brings together Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, or the developing economies known as the BRICS. Officials say Putin wants to attend the rally but is trying to persuade him not to do so to avoid legal and diplomatic repercussions over the international arrest warrant.
Putin is the subject of an arrest warrant from the International Criminal Court in connection with war crimes charges during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. As a signatory to the Rome Statute that created the ICC, South Africa is obliged to arrest Putin if he visits any African country.
South Africa’s largest opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, is trying to coerce the government of President Cyril Ramaphosa into committing to arrest Putin in a case before the High Court of Pretoria.
But in a strongly worded affidavit to the court released Tuesday, President Ramaphosa said such actions against Putin could derail all efforts to end the war in Ukraine. Repeated previous statements.
“In the interest of transparency, it must be emphasized that South Africa has a clear problem with carrying out the arrest and extradition demands of President Putin,” he said. “Russia has made it clear that arresting a sitting president is tantamount to declaring war.”
“It is unconstitutional to risk war with Russia,” Ramaphosa added.
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More than 9,200 civilians killed in Russia’s Ukraine war, UN says
The Ukrainian flag is hoisted over a soldier’s grave at the Kharkiv cemetery in Kharkiv, Ukraine, January 24, 2023.
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The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said more than 16,300 civilians had been injured since Russia launched the war in Ukraine last year. The agency also said the war had killed more than 9,200 civilians.
The OHCHR added that the inaccessibility of cities under Russian occupation and delays in reporting due to the armed conflict would likely lead to higher deaths and injuries.
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Ukraine Cargo Insurance Policy Suspended After Russia Exits Landmark Grain Deal
A cargo insurance scheme covering Ukrainian grain shipments via secure maritime corridors has been suspended after Russia withdrew from a UN-backed deal. Broker Marsh told Reuters..
The Russian government pulled out of a year-long grain export deal in a move the United Nations said threatened to cause starvation around the world.
Sea Freight and War Facilities provided coverage of up to $50 million per shipment, led by Lloyd’s Insurer Ascot of London, along with other underwriters.
“It’s now grounded,” said David Law, head of UK cargo for Marsh, which brokered the facility. “It was effectively a moratorium because the agreement was not extended.”
“When the corridor is not in place, there is more uncertainty around risk.”
Ascott declined to comment.
Insurance is essential to ensure transportation.