These are the main developments as the Russian invasion of Ukraine enters its 524th day.
Here is the situation on Tuesday, August 1, 2023.
- Six people were killed and 75 wounded in Kryvyi Rih following a Russian attack on the southern Ukrainian city, officials said. Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to the Ukrainian minister of internal affairs, posted pictures on social media of a mother and her 10-year-old daughter killed in the attack.
Mom and daughter killed by a Russian missile strike on Kryvyi Rih today. RIP.
Search and rescue operation in Kryvyi Rih is finished – head of National Police.
— Anton Gerashchenko (@Gerashchenko_en) July 31, 2023
- The Russian foreign ministry said Moscow will continue dialogue for a peaceful resolution of the Ukraine crisis with China, Brazil and African partners, state-owned news agency RIA Novosti reported.
- Ukraine and Croatia agreed on the possibility of using Croatian ports on the Danube River and Adriatic Sea for the export of Ukrainian grain, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said after talks with his Croatian counterpart.
- Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador called for an end to the “irrational” war in Ukraine and urged upcoming peace talks in Saudi Arabia to include Russia. Lopez Obrador said Mexico would only take part in the talks if both sides were present.
- The United Kingdom sanctioned Russian judges and officials involved in the trial of opposition politician Vladimir Kara-Murza, calling a decision to reject his appeal against a jail sentence “unjustifiable”. Kara-Murza, who holds Russian and UK citizenship, lost an appeal against his 25-year jail sentence for treason and other offences.
- Analysts said export prices for Russian wheat remained at elevated levels last week after spiking a week earlier due to Russia’s withdrawal from the Black Sea grain deal. According to the IKAR agriculture consultancy, the price of 12.5 percent-protein Russian wheat scheduled for delivery in the second half of August was $241 per tonne last week, down from $242 per tonne a week earlier.
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