Grain exports from Ukraine’s Black Sea ports, which resumed after a month-long blockade by Russia, are continuing, according to Turkish sources. Two other ships loaded with grain ran out on Monday, according to the Defense Ministry in Ankara. The “Sacura” left Jusni with 11,000 tons of soybeans on board, the destination is Italy. The “Arizona” in turn transports 48,458 tons of corn from Chernomorsk to southern Turkey. Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure Olexander Kubrakov later confirmed the information on Twitter.
So far, eight ships carrying grain have left Ukrainian ports since the beginning of August. They were among dozens of freighters that had been stranded there since the war began in February because of the Russian naval blockade and the Ukrainian military’s mining of its own ports.
A cargo ship docked in a Ukrainian port for the first time on Sunday. “The bulk carrier Fulmar S has arrived at the port of Chornomorsk and is ready for loading,” Ukraine’s Ministry of Infrastructure announced on Telegram. With the arrival of the “Fulmar S”, the grain corridor now has an “entrance and exit”, explained Infrastructure Minister Kubrakov. The resumption of shipping traffic and the associated grain shipments from Ukraine are important for stabilizing food prices worldwide. (Reuters, dpa)
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has threatened Russia with breaking off talks if Russia pushes ahead with annexing more Ukrainian territories. In his video speech, Zelenskyy refers to the referendums announced by the Russian side in occupied territories about annexation to Russia. “If the occupiers continue down the path of pseudo-referendums, they will end all opportunities for dialogue with Ukraine and the free world,” says Zelenskyy.
In the first few weeks after the Russian invasion in February, delegations from both sides met repeatedly for talks, which have not been continued since the end of March. Russia had already annexed Crimea in 2014, citing an internationally unrecognized referendum. (Reuters)
We reject Russia’s war of aggression, which violates international law, without ifs and buts, with the utmost determination. And in the same way we stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian civilian population, the Ukraine, which has to suffer this aggressive warrior. And that’s not even a topic of discussion in the party.
A cargo ship has docked in a Ukrainian port for the first time since the end of the Russian naval blockade. “The bulk carrier Fulmar S has arrived at the port of Chornomorsk and is ready for loading,” announced the Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure on Sunday on its Telegram channel. Ships that have left Ukrainian ports in recent days have been stuck there since the beginning of the war. The resumption of shipping traffic and the associated grain shipments from Ukraine are important for stabilizing food prices worldwide.
So far, eight ships carrying grain have left Ukrainian ports since the beginning of August. They were among dozens of freighters that had been stranded there since the war began in February because of the Russian naval blockade and the Ukrainian military’s mining of its own ports. With the arrival of the Fulmar S, the grain corridor now has an “entrance and exit,” explained Infrastructure Minister Olexander Kubrakow. This is an important signal for the markets.
The Fulmar S, flying the flag of Barbados, is docked in the port of Chornomorsk, which is part of the Odessa catchment area. In the future, the Ukraine also wants to obtain the release of the Mykolaiv seaport for grain transport. A corresponding proposal had been made to the UN and Turkey, Kubrakow said. The aim is to increase grain exports to three million tons per month. (dpa)
Because of the exploding prices for gas and food as a result of the Ukraine war, a “social catastrophe” is looming in this country from the point of view of the left – with potential danger for democracy in Germany as well. “As a society, we are running into a perfect storm,” said party leader Martin Schirdewan on Sunday in the ARD summer interview. He warned of a “huge wave of fuel poverty” which, combined with high inflation, would mean “people can no longer afford food, rents will continue to rise”.
In his own words, Schirdewan sees the danger of the country running into a “manifest crisis of democracy” because of the impending upheavals in the coming months. The extreme right is already beginning to mobilize. But they are not concerned with the social question, but with their “anti-democratic program” (dpa)
Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office is investigating nearly 26,000 war crimes cases since the Russian invasion began on February 24. 135 people have been charged, says the head of the war crimes department, Yuri Bilousov, in an interview with Reuters. Of the accused, 15 are in custody in Ukraine and the other 120 are on the run. 13 cases were referred to the courts. Judgments were made in seven cases. “Sometimes we’re asked why we’re going after low-ranking soldiers. It’s simply because they’re here. If the generals were here and we were able to catch them, we’d definitely be going after generals.” (Reuters)