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Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 171 of the invasion

Donations were easing as the war dragged on, he warned, which meant that WCK, which provides short-term emergency relief, must start winding down operations just as cold weather is likely to exacerbate problems facing millions of displaced Ukrainians.India said on Friday there was no pressure on it from western countries or anywhere else over its energy purchases from Russia, as Indian firms step up imports of oil and coal from the country shunned by others for its invasion of Ukraine. security agencies issued a joint statement calling for the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross to send representatives to locations where Russia is holding Ukrainian prisoners of war. Reuters reported there was no immediate comment from Russian authorities on the report of the attack in Kherson province, or the purported reach of Ukraine’s firepower.The “Informed about the aggression that the Russian Federation is carrying out against Ukraine, about the terrible crimes of Russia,” the president wrote on Twitter.Ukraine’s defence minister, Oleksii Reznikov, has said a shipment of M20 MLRS tanks has arrived in Ukraine. Ukraine claims strike on Russian depot near key southern bridge; UN urges demilitarised zone around Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant amid more shellingSee all our Russia-Ukraine war coverageUkraine’s military said its artillery hit a Russian ammunition depot near a key bridge in the south and added it now had the ability to strike nearly all of Moscow’s supply lines in the occupied region.
Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2022/aug/12/russia-ukraine-war-zelenskiy-tells-officials-to-stop-leaking-military-tactics-un-sounds-nuclear-plant-warning-live

The base is well beyond the range of advanced rockets that western countries acknowledge sending to Ukraine so far, with some western military experts saying the scale of the damage and the apparent precision of the strike suggested a powerful new capability with potentially important implications.A shipment of Ukrainian grain is to be loaded for delivery to Ethiopia later today as another two export ships reportedly left Ukraine’s ports. British defence secretary said Vladimir Putin is unlikely to succeed in occupying Ukraine. devastation at the Russian air base in Crimea suggests Kyiv may have obtained new long-range strike capability with potential to change the course of the war. Divulging details about Ukraine’s defence plans is ‘frankly irresponsible’, Zelenskiy saysKazakhstan is expected to sell some of its crude oil through Azerbaijan’s biggest oil pipeline from September to bypass a route Russia threatened to shut.Reuters reports:Kazakh oil exports account for more than 1% of world supplies, or roughly 1.4m barrels a day (bpd).For “The enemy’s planes and helicopters avoid flying into the range of our air defences, and therefore the accuracy of these strikes is low,” he told a news conference.Ukraine
Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/13/russia-ukraine-war-what-we-know-on-day-171-of-the-invasion

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