On the night of July 19, about 60,000 tonnes of grain were destroyed in the Chornomorsk port as a result of Russian shelling of the port infrastructure involved in the grain initiative.
Russia has become "totally unsafe" for foreign investors, an EU official has warned.
Despite Russia's full-scale military operations on the territory of Ukraine, the harvest continues in 22 regions. Over 2 million tonnes of grain have already been threshed.
Russia has withdrawn from the Black Sea Grain Initiative to provoke a rise in grain prices and sell as much of its own grain as possible at high prices, mixing it with stolen Ukrainian grain.
The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden is preparing new economic restrictive measures against Kyrgyzstan to force the country to stop trading with Russia in sanctioned goods.
Croatia is offering its railroad network and ports in the Adriatic Sea to transport Ukrainian grain via alternative routes in the wake of Russia's blocking of the Black Sea Grain Initiative.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal and President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Akihiko Tanaka discussed the reconstruction of Ukraine and the launch of public-private partnership.
Leading oilfield services company SLB on Friday, July 14, announced that it was suspending the supply of products and technologies to Russia due to the expansion of international sanctions.
18 July 2023
While paying a visit to Odesa Sea Port, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power announced that the United States would provide an additional $250 million in support of Ukraine’s agricultural sector.
Financial support from the World Bank allows Ukraine to maintain macro-financial stability and ensure priority state budget expenditures.
Over almost a year of the grain deal operation, Ukraine exported more than 33 million tonnes of grain to 45 countries.
The port operator Dubai Port World has been included in the list of international sponsors of Russia's war because of its cooperation with Russia.
Essity, a hygiene products company, has completed the sale of its assets in Russia.
The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a resolution on an experimental project to begin the reconstruction of the Kakhovka HPP, which was blown up by the Russians.
The UN, Türkiye, and Ukraine have enough resources to ensure the functioning of the Black Sea Grain Corridor if there is political will.
The UN Secretary-General's spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric, emphasized that Russia has not only suspended its participation in the Black Sea Grain Agreement but also withdrawn its security guarantees for the grain corridor.
This week, the Coordination Council for Agricultural Logistics will discuss with market operators the possibility of continuing grain exports by sea after Russia's withdrawal from the grain deal.
The sea export of grain and port security were discussed at a meeting of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief Staff on Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said.
By announcing its withdrawal from the Black Sea Grain Agreement, Russia is creating major problems for many nations around the world and is trying to turn people's hunger into a weapon.
Russia avoids clarity on its participation in the grain deal: in some cases, it says it has terminated it; in others, that it has suspended it.
The South Korean company Hyundai Engineering & Construction will help to restore the Boryspil International Airport after the Russian-Ukrainian war ends.
As of July 1, the average pension payment in Ukraine is UAH 5,311.44 (≈USD 142.39). But 66.4% of pensioners receive payments not exceeding UAH 5,000.
Austria is too slow to refuse from Russian gas and contributes to Russian military budget by paying for gas.
17 July 2023
Ukrinform correspondents saw how the harvest is being carried out in Zaporizhzhia region
Russia is blocking the work of the Black Sea Grain Initiative in order to put pressure on the global agricultural market.
The Austrian Foreign Ministry has urged Russia to agree to continue the Black Sea Grain Initiative without using food as a weapon.
The German side calls on the Russian leadership to reconsider its decision to withdraw from the grain deal.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Wopke Hoekstra expressed disappointment with the fact that Russia obstructs the extension of the grain deal.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen condemned Russia's termination of the grain agreement.