World War in Ukraine: What must be remembered from the day of Sunday July 24
What I’ll be telling partygoers about Ukraine at a Byron Bay music festival
Crikey's investigative journalist Amber Schultz spent three weeks on the Ukraine border. Here's what she'll be discussing to punters at Splendour.Splendour in the Grass — like most major events — didn’t go ahead in 2020 and 2021 but has got the go-ahead this year, running from this Thursday to Sunday at the North Byron Parklands in Wooyung. The event will host up to 50,000 people a day across three days of music and four nights of camping. Along with headlining acts, there’s also comedy, yoga, Q+A live, and art installations.
Russia admitted having proceeded to the strikes which destroyed part of the port of Odessa, a strategic place for the export of Ukrainian cereals.
The South of Ukraine is becoming a major point of the war, entered Sunday July 24 in its sixth month. In the aftermath of the bombings on the port of Odessa, Russia said on Sunday to have targeted , when it had denied, Saturday, to initiate these Attacks. For his part, kyiv is soon to free up the Kherson region.
Moscow claims to have destroyed military targets in Odessa
The Russian Defense Ministry said on Sunday that "high -precision and long -range missiles launched from the sea destroyed a Ukrainian military ship and a stock of antinavire missiles Harpoon delivered by the United States to the kyiv regime ". "A factory for repairing and modernizing Ukrainian army ships was also used," continued the ministry, in a statement published on its Telegram account. Earlier in the day, Russian diplomacy spokesperson Maria Zakharova said that a "military star" Ukrainian was destroyed during this strike. Neither the Russian army, nor Maria Zakharova, provided elements proving these statements.
Ukraine war must end to prevent nuclear 'abyss', Lukashenko tells AFP
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko Thursday said Russia, Ukraine and the West must agree to halt the Ukraine conflict to avoid the "abyss of nuclear war" and insisted Kyiv should accept Moscow's demands. "We must stop, reach an agreement, end this mess, operation and war in Ukraine," Lukashenko, Russian President Vladimir Putin's top ally, told AFP in an exclusive interview in Minsk. "Let's stop and then we will figure out how to go on living," he said during the one-hour interview at the Palace of Independence. "There's no need to go further. Further lies the abyss of nuclear war.
Saturday, Russia had however denied Turkey to have been involved in these strikes: "The Russians told us that they had absolutely nothing to do with this attack and that they examined the question very close", had assured the Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar. After these shots on Odessa, Ukraine accused Vladimir Putin of having "spit in the face" of the UN and Turkey and of compromising the application of the agreement signed Friday on the resumption of exports of cereals blocked by the dispute.
The Kherson region "definitively released" by September
The Kherson region, in the south of the country, will be "definitively released by September", said the advisor to the head of the regional military administration of the regional military administration Kherson faithful to kyiv, in an interview on Ukrainian television. "All the occupants' plans will fail," he added while the Ukrainian army began to regain ground for the Russian forces, helped by Western arms deliveries.
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"We can speak of a reversal of the field on the ground. During recent operations, it was the Ukrainian armed forces who had the advantage, explained the local official, our army is going frankly, we are moving from a defensive phase to a counter-offensive. " The Russians took control of the main city in the region, Kherson, on March 3.
The German President denounces "a war against the unity of Europe"
The war that Russian President Vladimir Putin waged against Ukraine is also "a war against the unity of Europe", castigated the German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier. "We must not let ourselves be divided, we must not let destroy the great work of a united Europe that we have started so promising," he said during a speech in Paderborn (west). "This war does not only concern the territory of Ukraine, it affects the double common foundation of our values and our order of peace," he added.
But defending these values and leaving them also means being ready to "accept sensitive drawbacks", stressed the German president, without giving more details on the drawbacks in question. "Are we ready for this?" He wondered, we are all faced with this question today and in the days, weeks and months to come. "
Reality of Ukraine war hidden from Fortress Russia .
In the medieval town of Pskov, many are happy to believe the Kremlin's false portrayal of the war.An Orthodox priest in a gold embroidered vestment chants a prayer for Russia: "For our blessed country, its rulers and its army.