To Eastern Europe: Croatia, Poland, Ukraine
08 August 2022 | 7:52 am
Twelve people have been killed with 31 injured — 18 of them seriously — after a Polish bus filled with religious pilgrims slipped off a road and crashed near Varazdin in northwestern Croatia, authorities said.
Analysts say Russia may be seeking to take over Ukraine's second largest city, Kharkiv. Meanwhile, Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelenskyy fired his head of state security and his prosecutor general. Follow DW for more.
Germany's foreign minister told DW that Moscow's justification for focusing on territory beyond the Donbas does not stack up. She also said Berlin must not leave itself open to blackmail from other states.
US intelligence services have said Russia's military has lost 15,000 troops so far in its war on Ukraine. Meanwhile, the mayor of Ukraine's Kharkiv reported Russian shelling in the city. Follow DW for more.
According to reports, Alexander Lukashenko is preparing to instruct Belarusian forces to play a more active role in Russia's war in Ukraine. But the opposition leader doesn't think soldiers will "betray our motherland."
Ukraine and Russia have signed "mirror" deals which will allow Kyiv to resume exports of grain through the Black Sea. The agreement will allow millions of tonnes of grain, currently trapped in Ukraine by the war, to be exported.
Duda: 'Only Ukraine has the right to decide its future'
As the war enters its sixth month, the Ukrainian president vows his forces will "inflict the highest possible damage on the enemy." Russia said the Odesa strikes hit military installations. DW rounds up the latest.
The president of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, visited the Orthodox Church of San Andrés in the small city of Bucha, near Kyiv, Ukraine, on Monday. Alejandro Giammattei is scheduled to meet with his Ukrainian president, Volodímir Zelenski, in Kyiv this Monday.
Ukraine is determined to proceed with grain shipments: DW's Mathias Bölinger
Ukraine says it will push ahead with efforts to export its grain, despite a recent Russian missile attack on the port of Odesa. DW’s Nick Connolly went to southern Ukraine where he met the people trying to get Ukraine's food out to the world.
The dispute over millions of tons of grain stuck in Ukraine could finally be over after the country reached an agreement with Russia to resume exports. What does that mean for the world?
Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba spoke to FRANCE 24 about the four-way agreement on the export of Ukrainian wheat, the delivery of arms to Ukraine and the military situation on the ground, especially around the city of Kherson. He stressed that Ukraine would do everything in its power to resume the export of agricultural products and combat famine and rising food prices, especially in Africa and Asia.
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