Ukraine Ticker: New Russian threats about Kaliningrad

11:01 am | Grain exports from Ukraine halved

Of the Grain export of Ukraine according to the Ukrainian Ministry of Agriculture in the current month is 48 percent below the previous year’s value. A total of around 907,000 tons were exported in the first 22 days of the month.

09:57 am | Moscow renames square in front of US Embassy

Moscow names the square in front of the US Embassy in Moscow after the separatist “Donetsk People’s Republic” in Ukraine. The city announced this today. It will force the US embassy to state the “Donetsk People’s Republic” when giving its address, which Washington does not recognize as an independent state. In Washington, the square in front of the Russian Embassy was renamed Boris Nemtsov Plaza in 2018 to commemorate the Russian opposition politician who was shot dead in 2014.

The Czech capital Prague followed suit in 2020 and also named a path leading past the Russian embassy after Anna Politkovskaya, a journalist who was also shot. The embassy then used a consulate building for its address for a long time. However, after the start of the war against Ukraine, the Prague authorities changed the name of the street to “Street of Ukrainian Heroes”.

08:15 am | Ukraine reports successes in the south

While cities of Eastern Ukraine the Encirclement threatened by Russian troopssaid President Volodymyr Zelenskyy explained in the nightthat areas around Cherson in the south are gradually being reconquered. The governor there, Oleh Synyehubov, reported dead and injured by Russian attacks in the north-eastern region of Kharkov: 14 adults and one child were killed and 16 people were injured. In the Donetsk region, according to Governor Pavel Kyrylenko, one civilian died and 19 people were injured. The information cannot be independently verified.

08:07 | court rider: Stop Putin with guns

The chairman of the Europe Committee in the Bundestag, Anton Hofreiter, calls for faster and better support for Ukraine with weapons. The Green politician told MDR AKTUELL that the country must be able to defend itself in such a way that continuing the war is no longer worthwhile for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Hofreiter said restraint in foreign policy was not appropriate in the current situation. Germany is the most powerful country in the EU and must live up to this role.

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