Russia accuses Ukraine of attempted drone attack on Crimea
Russian officials have accused the Ukrainian military of attempting a nighttime airstrike on Crimea, claiming the Russian government used anti-drone equipment to thwart the attack.
According to Google Translate, the Russian Defense Ministry wrote to Telegram that a total of 17 drones had been used to target the peninsula, with no casualties.
CNBC has not been able to independently verify these reports, and the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense did not respond to a request for comment.
— Hannah Ward-Grenton
Russia accuses Ukraine of ‘terrorist’ drone attack on Moscow
The Russian Defense Ministry accused Ukraine of a “terrorist” drone attack on Moscow early Monday morning, with the city’s mayor saying two non-residential buildings were hit.
According to Google Translate, the hostile drone was “suppressed” and “crashed,” the ministry wrote in Telegram.
Russian state news agency TASS reported that debris had been found near the Russian Defense Ministry building.
Kiev officials have not officially confirmed the attack, but it came a day after the Russian attack on the Ukrainian port city of Odessa.
Following the attack in Odesa, President Volodymyr Zelensky tweeted on Sunday morning: “There will definitely be retaliation against Russian terrorists against Odesa. They will feel this retribution.”
CNBC has not been able to independently verify the deployment in the field. Ukraine’s Defense Ministry did not respond to a request for comment.
— Hannah Ward-Grenton
Putin entertains Belarusian leader, says Ukraine counterattack ‘failed’
Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed close ally Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko to talks in St. Petersburg on Sunday and said the Ukrainian counterattack had “failed.”
“There will be no counterattack,” Lukashenko said, according to Reuters.
Putin reportedly replied, “It exists, but it has failed.”
Defense analysts have suggested that Ukraine’s window of opportunity for a breakthrough in a counterattack is dwindling.
“The danger, then, is that they won’t be able to use the bulk of their force large enough to make a difference .
— Hannah Ward-Glenton and Holly Ellyatt contributed to this report.
End of Black Sea grain trade: Alternative route ‘very expensive’ for Ukraine, analysts say
Joseph Glauber, Senior Fellow at the International Food Policy Institute, discusses the suspension of the UN-brokered Black Sea Grains Agreement after Russia’s exit and Ukraine’s remaining options for grain exports.
UN warns of rising tensions in Black Sea after Russia pulls out of landmark grain deal
A vessel arrives in Odessa, southern Ukraine, under the Black Sea Grains Initiative.
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UN Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo expressed concern about Russia’s threat to target civilian vessels in the Black Sea and reports of new mine placements that could pose a danger to civilian vessels.
“The risk of conflict spillover as a result of military incidents in the Black Sea, intentional or accidental, must be avoided at all costs,” DiCarlo said in his speech to the UN Security Council, as it could have potentially devastating consequences for all of us.
“A new wave of attacks on Ukrainian ports risks wide-ranging implications for global food security, especially in developing countries,” she said.
He added that attacks on civilian infrastructure could also amount to war crimes.
— Amanda Macias
At least 270 cultural sites in Ukraine damaged by war, UNESCO says
A woman walks next to pro-Russian armored vehicles at a theater building destroyed in the course of the Ukrainian-Russian conflict in the southern Ukraine port city of Mariupol on April 10, 2022.
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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, states: Ukraine has at least 270 cultural sites It is suffering from the ongoing war.
“Preliminary investigations in Odesa have revealed damage to several museums within the World Heritage Site, including the Odesa Archaeological Museum, the Odesa Maritime Museum and the Odesa Literature Museum,” the UN agency said in a statement.
“They were all marked by UNESCO and local authorities.” with a blue shieldis the distinctive emblem of the 1954 Hague Convention,” the official added.
— Amanda Macias
WHO tallies more than 1,000 attacks against critical health services in Ukraine since war began
Relatives gather at a hospital around three men injured in a missile attack in Mykolaiv during the Russian invasion of Ukraine on August 18, 2022.
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The World Health Organization has documented at least 1,067 attacks on critical health services in Ukraine since Russia’s invasion in late February last year.
of the World Health Organization Estimation of Surveillance Systems Against Medical Attacks 952 health facilities were damaged, ambulances were targeted in 124, and at least 284 attacks were carried out on critical medical supplies. The surveillance system also estimated that at least 101 people were killed and 139 injured in attacks on medical services.
The Kremlin insists the military does not target civilian infrastructure such as hospitals, schools and housing.
— Amanda Macias