Moldova fears Russian invasion
Natalia Gavrilita, the prime minister of neighboring Moldova, spoke to CNN on Sunday saying “no one is safe” as conflict raged in Eastern Europe.
“It is a hypothetical scenario at the moment, but if military operations move to the southwestern part of Ukraine and towards Odessa, of course we are very concerned,” Gavriletta said.
“We are very concerned, especially given that the forces are on the territory of the breakaway region of Transnistria,” she said.
“We are doing everything we can to maintain peace and stability and to ensure that the fighting does not escalate,” he added.
Moldova is home to a large pro-Russian separatist population centered in the breakaway state of Transnistria.
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The UK will host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest
Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra celebrates after winning the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest at Palaolimpico, in Turin, Italy, on Saturday, May 14, 2022.
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The European Broadcasting Union has confirmed that the UK will host the Eurovision Song Contest next year on behalf of war-torn Ukraine.
“Following the decision, unfortunately, that next year’s event could not be held in Ukraine for safety and security reasons, the EBU examined a number of options with the winning broadcaster,” the EBU said in a statement.
“As a result of the discussions, the BBC, as runner-up in the 2022 competition, has been invited by the EBU to act as host broadcaster for the 67th Eurovision Song Contest.”
Kaloch Orchestra’s “Stefania” took first place at the 2022 event in May, while Britain’s Sam Ryder came in second with “Spaceman.”
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Food price inflation from the Russo-Ukrainian war may continue into 2024: CEO
Sunny Verghese, CEO of major food and agricultural group Olam, told CNBC that it is difficult to predict how high food prices will go.
The Kremlin says the Odessa strikes hit the military infrastructure
Rescue teams dig among the rubble of buildings destroyed in nighttime attacks in search of survivors, in the city of Chuhaiv in the Kharkiv region, on July 25, 2022, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
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A Kremlin spokesman insisted on Monday that strikes in Odessa over the weekend targeted military infrastructure.
In an earlier statement to the Defense Ministry, Dmitry Peskov told reporters that the strikes would not affect the gains in exports from the region.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Saturday’s strikes were described as barbaric.
– Matt Clinch
Wheat prices rise after the Odessa attack
A fire destroyed a wheat field while Russian forces bombarded the fields to prevent local farmers from harvesting grain crops, Polohy District, Zaporizhzhia Region, Southeast Ukraine.
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Chicago Board of Trade September wheat futures rose 3.6% on Monday morning as traders showed caution over the grain export deal that Russia and Ukraine signed last week.
The two countries signed on Friday UN-backed agreement to resume Ukrainian grain exports through the Black Sea. This deal is significant for the global food supply, but it is also the first major agreement between the two sides since it was launched by Moscow Unprovoked attack On February 24.
But Ukraine said on Saturday that Russian missiles had hit the southern port of Odessa, raising doubts about the new agreement.
UK says Russia likely struggles to repair combat vehicles
A view shows a military convoy of the armed forces of the separatist Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR) on a road in Luhansk region, Ukraine on February 27, 2022.
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The British Ministry of Defense, which published one of its daily updates on Twitter, said it had located a site for the refurbishment and refurbishment of a Russian military vehicle near Parfenok, located in Russia’s Belgorod Oblast, near the Ukrainian border.
It added that at least 300 damaged vehicles were at the facility, including armored personnel trucks and tanks.
“In addition to well-documented personnel problems, Russia will likely continue to struggle to extract and repair thousands of combat vehicles damaged during the fighting in Ukraine,” she said in the update.
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