Since the Russian invasion, 9 million individuals have crossed the border from Ukraine.
According to the UN Refugee Agency, almost 9 million people have fled Ukraine since Russian invaded the nation.
In the meantime, on Wednesday, military delegations from Russia and Ukraine held their governments’ first in-person discussions in months as they attempted to come to terms with a UN proposal to transport grain from Ukraine that has been restricted to international markets via the Black Sea.
After the current agreement, which expires in 2024, Russia will consider continuing to send gas to Europe via Ukraine, according to a Reuters report, citing an RIA Novosti news agency bulletin that cited the Russian foreign ministry.
This is provided that European countries continue to want Russian gas and Ukraine’s national transit system is operational.
Putin’s visit to Iran next week amidst the Ukraine Crisis
Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, will travel to Iran next week, the Kremlin announced on Tuesday, one day after the United States had warned that Tehran could give Moscow drones for use in its action in Ukraine.
Following US Vice President Joe Biden’s visit this week to Israel and Saudi Arabia, Mr. Putin’s trip to Iran will focus mostly on Iran’s nuclear programme and its “malign operations” in the region.
As part of its ongoing battle in Ukraine, the White House claimed on Monday that it believes Russia is looking to Iran for “hundreds” of unmanned aerial vehicles, including drones that can carry weapons.
Iran is apparently planning to train Russian personnel to operate the unmanned devices as early as this month, according to Jake Sullivan, the national security adviser for the United States, even though it is uncertain whether Iran has already sent Russia any of the unmanned devices.
According to Mohammadrez Pourebrahimi, the president of the Iranian Parliament’s economic committee, who made the announcement in Tehran to state-run news agency IRNA, Putin’s visit will attempt to strengthen commercial links between the two sanctioned countries.
Meanwhile Russian shelling kills 5 in Mykolaiv region
13 July, 2022: In the Mykolaiv region of southern Ukraine, Russian bombardment resulted in 5 deaths on Wednesday.
In numerous areas of the Mykolaiv region, a hospital and homes were destroyed by a barrage of 28 rocket strikes, according to the presidential deputy chief of staff Kyrylo Tymoshenko. Three fighter jets were reportedly shot down in eastern Ukraine, according to the Russian ministry of defence.
On twitter The Kyiv Independent stated that, Ukraine has “nothing to discuss” with Russia regarding peace.
Four-ways of negotiations for Ukraine’s grain exports
20 million tonnes of grain have been blocked in Odesa, while 20 million tonnes of grain are blocked in Istanbul. Additionally, Russia expresses concern over arms smuggling, asserts that it requires a relaxation of the punishments,
As four-way negotiations got off in Turkey on Wednesday, Ukraine reported that a deal to resume grain supplies that Russia had halted appeared to be close, giving rise to optimism that the deadlock that had put millions at risk of starvation would soon come to an end.
Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba stated that Kiev believed a settlement was only “two steps away,” but other parties were less certain.
Is Russia’s expediting of passports for Ukrainians a propaganda?
Germany has called a Russian legislation that makes it easier for Ukrainians to obtain Russian passports “propaganda” on Wednesday.
Residents of the southern and eastern Ukrainian regions seized since the invasion in February are now eligible to apply to become Russian citizens, a move that Ukraine and Western nations claim shows Moscow’s desire to maintain control over those regions.