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What's been happening in Ukraine? August 14

Headlines 17:43 14 Aug, 2022

Here is a summary of today’s events

What's been happening in Ukraine? August 14

Hi, good evening. presents you a quick recap of latest developments on Ukraine-Russua war.

  • Ukraine has said Russian soldiers who shoot at the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant or use it as a base to shoot from would become a “special target”.
  • The Ukrainian army’s Operational Command South said the Russian bombardment of populated areas in the Dnipropetrovsk region continued overnight.
  • The chairman of Germany’s conservative CDU party and opposition leader, Friedrich Merz, said he cannot imagine Germany playing a mediating role in the Russian war against Ukraine.
  • Countries including Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, Finland and the Czech Republic have called for the EU to limit or block short-term Schengen visas for Russian citizens, in protest at their country’s invasion of Ukraine.
  • Ukraine has said Russian troops who had crossed the Dnipro River during their offensive in the southern Kherson region were facing growing difficulties after strategic bridges were damaged, Reuters reports.
  • The UK Ministry of Defence’s update today said that Russia has probably prioritised reorganising its forces over the past week to reinforce southern Ukraine.
  • Hungary says Russia has started delivering additional gas to the country following a July visit to Moscow by its foreign minister.
  • Two more ships carrying grain left Ukraine’s Black Sea ports on Saturday.
  • People in the eastern Ukrainian town of Rubizhne have started exhuming bodies, hastily buried in courtyards at the height of battle, to lay them to rest with dignity.
  • The US has expressed concern to India that it was used earlier this year to break economic sanctions imposed on Russia during a high-seas transfer of fuel made from Russian crude, according to a local central banker.