As the war between Russia and Ukraine enters its 141st day, we take a look at key developments.
These are the most important events so far on Thursday 14 July.
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- Mykolaiv mayor Alexander Senkevich reported “powerful explosions” as the southern port city reels after days of shelling.
- Russian forces along with troops from the Russian-backed self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) have penetrated the city limits of Siversk in eastern Ukraine, an LPR official told state news agency TASS. The Ukrainian military maintains that Russia has not carried out any new attacks on the front lines, including Siversk.
- The death toll from the Russian rocket attack on the city of Chasiv Yar has risen to 48, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said, adding that it was one of the most brutal Russian attacks of the war.
- Russian media have reported that Ukrainian forces have launched another rocket attack on the city of Nova Kakhovka, in a strategically important Russian-occupied southern area of Kherson that it hopes to recapture Kiev.
- The traditional military parade on Bastille Day in Paris on Thursday pays tribute to Ukraine and France’s Eastern European allies who are guests of honour, officials said.
- German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, in a show of unity and support, visited the US military base Grafenwoehr on Wednesday and said Washington and Berlin were united in their efforts to support Ukraine.
- North Korea recognized two Russian-backed breakaway “people’s republics” in eastern Ukraine as independent states, a separatist leader and the north’s official news agency said.
- G20 financial leaders will meet in Bali this week to discuss issues such as global food security and rising inflation, but there has been skepticism from Germany and France about Indonesia’s hopes of common ground as tensions over Ukraine flare up.
- An agreement between Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the United Nations to form a coordination center to ensure the security of grain routes in the Black Sea was reached on Wednesday and was set to be signed next week, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said. .
- The German energy regulator estimated that consumers in the country are likely to see their monthly heating costs triple next year as a result of declining Russian gas imports.
- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said it was a “very difficult decision” to grant an exemption from sanctions imposed on Russia for the return of a repaired turbine needed for Nord Stream 1.
- The head of the International Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva, warned that a further disruption of natural gas supplies to Europe could plunge many economies into recession.