- Moscow-backed Luhansk region in Ukraine says it will soon start rail shipments to Russia of grain that its troops have “liberated”, Tass news agency reports.
- Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks of Russia’s need to “take back [territory] and defend itself” in a speech in which he compares himself to Peter the Great.
- A court in the separatist People’s Republic of Donetsk sentences two British nationals and one Moroccan to death, the Donetsk News Agency reports.
- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warns that millions of people can starve because of a Russian blockade of Ukraine’s ports.
Kraine condemns ‘show trial’ of foreigners
the dying sentences surpassed through a pro-russian separatist courtroom to british and moroccan nationals fighting for ukraine should be taken into consideration null and void, a ukrainian overseas ministry spokesman has said.
“the so-called ‘trial’ of the navy employees of the militia of ukraine in the occupied ukrainian territories is of no importance,” oleh nikolenko informed the interfax ukraine agency.
“such show trials put the pastimes of propaganda above the law and morality; they undermine the mechanisms for the return of prisoners of conflict. The ukrainian government will preserve to make each effort to launch all the defenders of ukraine,” nikolenko delivered.
Greater horrific information for wheat stocks from drought-hit argentina with wheat expenses skyrocketing because of russia’s invasion of ukraine, most important producer argentina faces its “worst planting state of affairs in 12 years” of the important grain, a chief trade forum has said. The rosario board of trade stated the area planted with wheat in argentina for the 2022-23 season could be a lower-than-expected 6. 2 million hectares.
This was 700,000 hectares smaller than the previous season, which yielded a report harvest of 23 million lots of wheat.