Drones from Russia attacked grain storage and port infrastructure near the Danube River port of Izmail. Oleksandr Kubrakov, Ukraine’s minister of infrastructure, estimated that the attacks damaged around 40,000 tonnes of grains that were expected by African nations. Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the president of Ukraine, accused Russia of launching a war on “global food security.”
Two persons were hurt, according to the Ukrainian governor of Kherson, as a result of a Russian airstrike on a neighborhood. In an attack on Kyiv at around three in the morning (00:00 GMT), more than ten Russian drones were shot down, according to Ukrainian officials.
Local officials said that local militia organizations in two Russian regions bordering Ukraine were given firearms to stave off Ukrainian attacks. In order to support the armed forces, National Guard, and police, the militias were first established in the regions of Kursk and Belgorod in December.
According to a summary of their most recent findings, the Mobile Justice Team team of international experts found that numerous inmates held in impromptu detention facilities in Russian-occupied southern Ukraine had been tortured and sexually assaulted.
According to the Kremlin, Russian President Vladimir Putin informed Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey that Moscow is prepared to rejoin the Black Sea grain agreement as soon as the West fulfills its commitments regarding Russia’s grain exports.
Despite efforts to settle the conflict in Ukraine, neither Moscow nor Kiev are prepared to hold talks, according to Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, president of Brazil. Lula told reporters at a news conference that neither Putin nor Zelenskyy were prepared for peace.
As tensions grew, Ukraine and Poland summoned their respective embassies after a Polish president’s adviser on foreign policy suggested that Kiev should express greater gratitude for Warsaw’s backing.
Ivan Safronov, a Russian defense reporter, was sentenced to 22 years in prison for treason and lost his final appeal. 2020 saw Safronov’s arrest after he was charged with leaking sensitive information. On Friday, a Russian court will announce its decision in the case of opposition leader Alexey Navalny, who is now serving a lengthy prison sentence after being accused of extremism. The financing of terrorist activity is one of the counts, and the prosecution is asking for a 20-year prison sentence.