Fighting – Russian Shelling Causes Damage in Kherson
Eight people were injured and St. Catherine’s Cathedral was damaged due to Russian shelling in Kherson.
Fighting – Russia Claims Downing Six Drones near Moscow
Russia has claimed to have downed six drones near Moscow in recent days, increasing tensions in the region.
Fighting – Russian Forces Hindering Ukrainian Troop Movements
Ukrainian officials report that Russian forces are heavily entrenched in mined areas, making it difficult for Ukrainian troops to maneuver.
Fighting – Russia Enlists Additional Personnel
Russia has enlisted over 230,000 additional personnel this year to counter Ukrainian offensives and maintain control over captured territories.
Fighting – Wagner Mercenaries Moving Towards NATO’s Eastern Flank
Reports suggest that Wagner mercenary fighters are moving towards NATO’s eastern flank with the aim of destabilizing the military alliance.
Fighting – Ukraine Investigates Russian Attacks as Possible War Crimes
Ukraine is conducting an investigation into Russian attacks on agricultural infrastructure as potential war crimes.
Diplomacy – Ukraine Peace Talks Hosted by Saudi Arabia
India will participate in Ukraine peace talks hosted by Saudi Arabia, but has no plans for sideline meetings on Ukraine at the G20 summit in September.
Diplomacy – Saudi Arabia Invites Nations for Zelenskyy’s Peace Plan
Saudi Arabia has invited Western nations, Ukraine, and major developing countries to discuss President Zelenskyy’s peace plan.
Diplomacy – Russia Adds Norway to “Unfriendly” List of States
As a response to Norway expelling Russian diplomats, Russia has added Norway to its list of “unfriendly” foreign states.
Economy – Western Sanctions Affect Russian Exports
Russia’s deputy UN Ambassador states that “illegitimate” Western sanctions are impacting Russian food and fertilizer exports.
Economy – Baltic States to Disconnect from Russian Power Grid
Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania plan to disconnect from the Russian-controlled power grid and connect to the Western European system by February 2025.
Economy – Global Commitment to End Food as a Weapon of War
Over 75 countries, including the US, have committed to ending the use of food as a weapon of war and the starvation of civilians as a tactic of warfare.