Day 558 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Zelensky replaces Defense Minister, Russia strikes Grain Ports

Day 558 of the invasion of Ukraine. Summary of key events in the last 24 hours:

  • Rustem Umerov replaces Oleksii Reznikov as Minister of Defense of Ukraine
  • Russia struck an important Ukrainian grain export port hours before the Putin-Erdogan meeting
  • Ukrainian commander: In front of us is Berdyansk, and then the Sea of Azov
  • Russia has destroyed 4 Ukrainian warships in the Black Sea
  • France will train Ukrainian pilots. The interesting thing is which fighters
  • Moscow is looking for frontline soldiers among migrants to avoid mobilization before the elections
  • An investigation has found no evidence of South Africa supplying arms to Russia
  • For lasting peace in Ukraine, give Russia security guarantees, Hungary urged
  • According to the Armenian Prime Minister, relying only on Russia for security was a strategic mistake

Rustem Umerov replaces Oleksii Reznikov as Minister of Defense of Ukraine

The leaders of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Erdogan, will talk in the Russian Black Sea resort Sochi, against the backdrop of Ankara and the UN's efforts to revive the Black Sea deal for grain export from Ukraine. In July, Moscow withdrew from the agreement, a year after its conclusion, with the argument that obstacles were being made for its export. Russian attacks against the Danube ports followed, which has become the main route of Ukraine to export grain. Ukrainian representatives reported an air attack and explosions tonight in Izmail, whose inhabitants were called to hide in shelters. Yesterday,...

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