Russian drones struck Ukrainian grain ports over the weekend, a day before Russian President Vladimir Putin continued to dash hopes of a renewed grain deal. Read More
The U.S. does not plan to send any assets to the Black Sea amidst tensions over the Russian withdrawal from the U.N.-Turkey brokered grain deal, the Pentagon said Tuesday. Read More
Russian bombed the Ukrainian port city Odesa for the second time since Moscow pulled out of a United Nations-Turkey brokered deal that allowed Ukraine to export grain, U.S. officials said on Thursday.
Russia pulled out of a United Nations-Turkey brokered agreement that allowed both Russia and Ukraine to export grain and foodstuffs, officials said on Monday.
When Russia invaded Ukraine a year ago, the Black Sea was suddenly in the spotlight. Read More
The first grain ship left Ukraine Monday, departing through Odesa’s port, National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby told reporters. Read More
The Russian military is building a pontoon bridge in Kherson along the Dnipro River, according to satellite imagery. Read More
Ukraine still faces hurdles in grain exportation despite an agreement with Russia, brokered by Turkey and the United Nations, to allow shipments of the food stuff to leave the country.
The United States, United Kingdom and Germany have increased the pace for training Ukrainian forces on sophisticated artillery so they will be able to use more advanced systems against Russian advances in Donbas, White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said Thursday. Read More