Weekend Reads War in Ukraine: What must be remembered from Wednesday July 27

02:20  28 july  2022
02:20  28 july  2022 Source:   francetvinfo.fr

Canada shares expertise on moving grain from Ukraine, but faith in Russia 'nil'

  Canada shares expertise on moving grain from Ukraine, but faith in Russia 'nil' OTTAWA — Canada is working to help get much-needed grain out of Ukraine to famine-threatened parts of the world, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday, now that the embattled country and Russia have signed deals to allow that to happen. Russia and Ukraine signed separate agreements Friday with Turkey and the United Nations, clearing the way for the export of millions of tons of desperately needed Ukrainian grain — as well as Russian grain and fertilizer. Speaking to journalists during a visit to Prince Edward Island, Trudeau cautioned that Russia has shown nothing but bad faith, adding his faith in the country is "pretty much nil.

The Ukrainian government expects the first cereal loads to leave "this week" the ports of the Black Sea.

  Guerre en Ukraine : ce qu'il faut retenir de la journée du mercredi 27 juillet © supplied by Franceinfo

in order to resume cereal exports, three Ukranian ports located on the Black Sea will start working again. On the diplomatic level, Antony Blinken and Sergei Lavrov should speak in the coming days, according to the US Secretary of State. Franceinfo takes stock of what to remember from the latest developments in the War in Ukraine , Wednesday, July 27.

Blinken announces a telephone interview with Lavrov

The American Diplomacy Antony Blinken announced that he would speak "in the coming days" with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov , to discuss an American "substantial" offer in order to 'Obtain the release of two Americans detained in Russia.

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This interview, the first since the Russian invasion of Ukraine at the end of February, "will not be a negotiation about Ukraine" but should be mainly devoted to the detention in Russia of the Brittney Griner basketball player and the ex -Soldat Paul Whelan, "who were wrongly arrested and who should be allowed to return home," said the US Secretary of State during a press conference.

Moscow did not receive a Washington request for telephone contact between Russian Minister for Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, announced the Russian Foreign Ministry, quoted by the Russian agency Tass .

Cereals: Three Ukrainian ports once again operate

The three Ukrainian ports designated for cereal exports, in Odessa, Tchornomorsk and Ioujny , started working on Wednesday. The Ukrainian government expects the first loads to leave "this week" the ports of the Black Sea this week where they were blocked since the start of the Russian invasion on February 24.

Washington announces a new military aid of $ 270 million to Ukraine

 Washington announces a new military aid of $ 270 million to Ukraine © Copyright 2022, the Obs The United States announced this Friday a new military aid tranche in Ukraine up to 270 million Dollars, including four new Himars precision artillery systems. Why the “Himars” rocket launchers, which Joe Biden sends to Ukraine, could change the game Washington will have provided kyiv a total of 20 units of these multiple rocket launchers mounted on light armored vehicles after this new delivery , said John Kirby, White House spokesperson on strategic issues.

In application of the agreements signed for four months also on July 22 in Istanbul, the joint coordination center (CCC) responsible for transportation of transport via the Black Sea of ​​Ukrainian grains was officially inaugurated in this Turkish metropolis.

Minimal Service for North Stream 1

Other consequence of the Russian offensive, the North Stream 1 gas pipeline between Russia and Germany is no longer in service, as expected, at about a fifth of its Capacity , strengthening the risk of shortages this winter in Europe.

In the context of the energy show between Moscow and the Westerners since the start of the conflict, the arrival of gas from Russia in Germany was on Wednesday of some 14.4 Gigawattheures (GWH), against almost 29 GWh on average In recent days, deplored the German operator Gascade, who manages the network on German territory.

A partially out of state bridge near Kherson

War in Ukraine: what must be remembered from the day of Monday July 25

 War in Ukraine: what must be remembered from the day of Monday July 25 Moscow announced a new drastic cup of gas deliveries to Europe, while kyiv hopes to be able to resume his cereal exports "this week ". © supplied by Franceinfo six months after the start of the conflict in Ukraine, Russia wants to increase the pressure on Westerners in energy matters. The Russian giant Gazprom announced, Monday, July 25, a strong reduction in gas deliveries to Europe , via the Nord Stream gas pipeline. For his part, kyiv is expecting a resumption of cereal exports "this week".

spanning the DNIEPR in the suburbs of Kherson, the Antonovski bridge, a key for supply, was partially put out of state on Wednesday by a Ukrainian attack. This book "is very damaged" and "the Russians do not have specialists and equipment to repair it in the short term," commented the deputy chief of the regional council, Iouri Sobolevski, saying that "the bridge cannot be Used to cross heavy military equipment ".

Kherson is located a few kilometers from the southern front where the Ukrainian forces sparked a counter-offensive in order to reconquer these lost territories in the first days of the Russian assault against Ukraine.

Essential for Ukrainian agriculture, the region is also strategic because bordering the Crimean Peninsula, annexed by Moscow in 2014. In eastern Ukraine, the Donbass mining basin was the scene of intense fighting. Two people were killed and five injured in the bombing of a hotel in Bakhmout, Ukrainian emergency services announced.

Did Canada abandon Ukrainians on hit list risk? Tempers flare as Joly pressed on report .
The Globe and Mail cited three sources as saying Global Affairs Canada had intelligence confirming Russia's intention to wage war against Ukraine -- and to target embassy staff.The report, which was published by the Globe and Mail on Tuesday, cited three sources who alleged that Global Affairs Canada received intelligence confirming Russia's intention to wage war against Ukraine -- and that Ukrainian staff at Western embassies were among those on likely Russian hit lists.

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