As the Russo-Ukrainian War enters its 140th day, we take a look at the major developments.
Here are the key events so far on Wednesday, July 13.
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- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has not commented on a Russian-backed official’s claim that a Ukrainian strike on Nova Kakhovka in Russian-occupied southern Ukraine killed at least seven people, including civilians, and injured dozens more.
- Donetsk Governor Pavlo Kyrylenko reported a large buildup of Russian troops, particularly in the Bakhmut and Siversk regions, and near Sloviansk and Kramatorsk, as the region prepares for a powerful offensive.
- The death toll in a collapsed building in the town of Chasiv Yar in Donetsk has risen to 45.
- The United Nations human rights office said more than 5,000 civilians had been killed in Ukraine since the Russian invasion on February 24, adding that the true death toll was likely much higher.
- Military delegations from Ukraine, Russia and Turkey will meet with UN officials in Istanbul on Wednesday to discuss a deal to export Ukrainian grain from the Black Sea port of Odessa amid the global food crisis gets worse.
- Ukraine is receiving an additional $1.7 billion in aid from the United States government and the World Bank to pay the salaries of its beleaguered health care workers and provide other essential services.
- The so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has opened an embassy in Russia, one of only two countries to recognize the breakaway ‘small state’ in eastern Ukraine, and defended its right to impose capital punishment.
- G20 financial leaders will meet in Bali this week for talks that are expected to include issues such as global food security and soaring inflation, as Indonesia tries to ensure that friction over the war in Ukraine do not derail the talks.
- The Polish cabinet backed legislation easing gas trading rules, extending price protection for consumers and contingency planning for network operators to enable a rapid response if the energy crisis deteriorates.
- The European Union has so far frozen 13.8 billion euros ($13.83 billion) in assets held by Russian oligarchs, other individuals and entities sanctioned for Russia’s war on Israel. Ukraine, the bloc’s top justice official said.
- Brazilian Foreign Minister Carlos França said his country wanted to buy as much diesel as possible from Russia following an agreement with Moscow.