President Volodymyr Zelenskiy pushed back against criticism that Ukraine’s forces are too spread out over the front line, saying concentrating them for a single, powerful assault would leave cities vulnerable to Russian attack.
(Bloomberg) — President Volodymyr Zelenskiy pushed back against criticism that Ukraine’s forces are too spread out over the front line, saying concentrating them for a single, powerful assault would leave cities vulnerable to Russian attack.
Ukrainian troops are pushing further into Russia’s defenses in the Zaporizhzhia region, with fighting raging south of the recently recaptured town of Robotyne, the General Staff said.
A Russian drone attack damaged a Ukrainian grain storage area and a cargo complex near the Danube River, officials in Odesa said, the latest in a string of strikes by Moscow aimed at stopping Kyiv from exporting food. Russia’s air defense downed military drones near Moscow, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said in a Telegram post. Ukraine said it knocked out an anti-aircraft battery in Crimea.
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Several crop terminals at the Izmail port on the Danube were damaged overnight, curbing its export capacity by 15%, according to Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov. Wheat futures in Chicago gained for a second day. Still, large crops in other major shippers — including Russia itself — have kept the market under pressure this year, with prices down about 20% since the end of December.
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