Ukraine worked to restore electricity and water supplies after Russia's latest wave of attacks pitched multiple cities into darkness and forced people to endure sub-zero temperatures as fighting goes into its 296th day.
556 grain-loaded ships left Ukrainian ports under the deal brokered by Türkiye earlier this year, says the Turkish National Defence Ministry.
Russia resumes its participation in a deal freeing up grain exports from Ukraine, after Türkiye's successful efforts — hailed by several countries — to resolve a crisis between Moscow and Kiev, even as fighting continues on its 253rd day.
Accompanied by Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov, Guterres inspects the loading of grain bound for global markets.
Türkiye-based joint coordination centre, which will be operated with Ukrainian, Russian, Turkish and UN officials, aims to ensure safe passage of Ukrainian grain exports through the Black Sea.
Dozens of cargo ships have started preparing to depart from three Black Sea ports in line with a Türkiye-brokered deal signed last week.
Ankara's months-long efforts seem to be bearing fruits as a UN-backed deal with Russia to resume Ukraine’s Black Sea grain exports will ease the global food crisis.
Ankara-brokered deal is expected to help relieve a global food crisis caused by blocked Black Sea grain exports and sanctions on Moscow.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said there was "no room for separatist terrorism and its extensions in the future of our region" as he met Russia's Vladimir Putin and Iran's Ebrahim Raisi in the Iranian capital Tehran.
Presidents of Türkiye and France spoke about details of quartet Istanbul talks that aim to relieve global grain shortage and SAMP/T missile structures.
After four-way Istanbul talks, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar points to a breakthrough on exporting blocked Ukrainian grain to world markets through the Black Sea amid concerns of a global food crisis.
Russia claims control over the last Ukrainian stronghold in an eastern province that is key to achieving a major goal of Moscow's grinding offensive –– now in its 131st day.
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