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Explosions rock Crimea in suspected Ukrainian attack

Explosions and fires ripped through an ammunition depot in Russian-occupied Crimea on Tuesday in the second suspected Ukrainian attack on the peninsula in just over a week, forcing the evacuation of more than 3,000 people.

A man cleans an apartment destroyed after Russian shelling in Nikopol, Ukraine, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Kostiantyn Liberov)

UN chief to meet Zelenskyy, Erdogan in Ukraine on Thursday

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Ukraine on Thursday, a UN spokesman said, and on Friday visit the Black Sea port of Odesa, where grain exports have resumed under a UN-brokered deal.

Russia's economy gets boost from wartime grain shipments

With much fanfare, ship after ship loaded with grain has sailed from Ukraine after being stuck in the country's Black Sea ports for nearly six months. More quietly, a parallel wartime deal met Moscow's demands to clear the way for its wheat to get to the world, too, boosting an industry vital to Russia's economy that had been ensnared in wider sanctions.

Donetsk leader calls for 'beneficial' ties with North Korea

The head of Russian proxy forces in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region has sent a message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un calling for cooperation amid signs the North is considering sending labourers for restoration projects in Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine.

Estonia removes Soviet-era monument, citing public order

Estonia's government said Tuesday it has decided to remove a Soviet-era monument from public space in an eastern border town sitting in the Baltic country's Russian-speaking part, with the prime minister saying the reason for the dismantling is that it represents a risk for public order.

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Ukrainians flee grim life in Russian-occupied Kherson

Kherson, located north of the Crimean Peninsula that was annexed by Moscow in 2014, was the first city to fall after Russia's invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24. The port remains at the heart of the conflict and Ukraine's efforts to preserve its vital access to the sea. For Russia, Kherson is a key point along the land corridor from its border to the peninsula.

Volodymyr Zhdanov who left Kherson with his family, speaks to The Associated Press in Kyiv, Ukraine, Aug. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Roman Hrytsyna)

Russia's economy gets boost from wartime grain shipments

With much fanfare, ship after ship loaded with grain has sailed from Ukraine after being stuck in the country's Black Sea ports for nearly six months. More quietly, a parallel wartime deal met Moscow's demands to clear the way for its wheat to get to the world, too, boosting an industry vital to Russia's economy that had been ensnared in wider sanctions.

FILE - A Russian military boat guards an area with the grain storage in the background at the Mariupol Sea Port which has recently started its work after heavy fighting in Mariupol, on the territory which is under the Government of the Donetsk People's Republic control, eastern Ukraine, June 12, 2022. (AP Photo, File)

Estonia removes Soviet-era monument, citing public order

Estonia's government said Tuesday it has decided to remove a Soviet-era monument from public space in an eastern border town sitting in the Baltic country's Russian-speaking part, with the prime minister saying the reason for the dismantling is that it represents a risk for public order.

Workers remove a Soviet T-34 tank installed as a monument in Narva, Estonia, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Sergei Stepanov)

Western nations pledge more military support for Ukraine

Western countries agreed Thursday to continue long-term funding to help Ukraine's military keep fighting nearly 5 1/2 months after Russia invaded its neighbour, saying 1.5 billion euros (US$1.5 billion) has been pledged so far and more is coming.

Russia brands Ukrainian steel plant defenders terrorists

Russia's Supreme Court on Tuesday declared Ukraine's Azov Regiment a terrorist organization, a designation that could lead to terror charges against some of the captured fighters who made their last stand inside Mariupol's shattered steel plant.

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