Russian Gazprom further reduces gas flow in Nord Stream 1 pipeline due to repairs
The Nord Stream 1 provider said gas flow resumed after maintenance work.
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Russia’s Gazprom said it would further reduce the flow of natural gas from its main pipeline to Europe to 20% of its capacity because of equipment repairs.
As of Wednesday, a Russian state-owned company tweeted that it would reduce the “daily throughput” of its NordStream1 pipeline to Germany to 33 million cubic meters. The head of the German network regulator confirmed the reduction.
This move occurs after Gazprom asks that it is not satisfied with the documents it receives about the return of parts that were at the center of tension over the supply of natural gas through the pipeline.
The company reduced gas flow through the NordStream1 pipeline by 60% in mid-June. This was due to technical issues related to equipment sent by partner Siemens Energy to Canada for overhaul and could not be returned due to sanctions against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. ..
Germany rejected Gazprom’s technical explanation for gas cuts, reiterating that it was just an excuse for the Kremlin’s political decision to raise uncertainty and further boost energy prices.
— Associated Press
Ukraine wants to start exporting agricultural products tomorrow, officials say
Farmers harvest wheat fields near Melitopol’s in Ukraine during a Russian attack.
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apart from Russian missile strike at Ukrainian port Over the weekend, Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Infrastructure said Ukraine will begin exporting grains and other foods tomorrow.
“Within the next day, we are ready to work on recovering agricultural exports through the port.” Yuri Baskov told reportersAccording to a translation of NBC News.
Vaskov said Chornomorsk was the first port to reopen, followed by Odesa and Pivdennyi. Baskov added that all ports will consistently export produce over the next two weeks.
— Amanda Mathias
The United Nations states that at least 5,237 people have died in Ukraine since the beginning of the war
Taken on July 15, 2022, this photo shows a recently built tomb at a cemetery in the Binogradnoe district of the Donetsk region during ongoing Russian military action in Ukraine.
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Since Russia invaded its former Soviet neighbor on February 24, the United Nations has confirmed 5,237 civilian deaths and 7,035 injuries in Ukraine.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said Ukraine’s death toll is probably higher, as armed conflict can delay death reports.
According to international organizations, most of the recorded civilian casualties were caused by the use of a wide range of explosive weapons, including heavy artillery and artillery from multiple launch rocket systems, missiles and air strikes.
— Amanda Mathias
Moldova fears Russian invasion
Moldova’s Prime Minister Natalia Gabririta will speak at the Treaty Office of the State Department in Washington, DC, on July 19, 2022, prior to a meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
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Nearby Moldova Prime Minister Natalia Gabrillisa Talked to CNN on SundaySaid, “No one is safe” in the intensifying conflict in Eastern Europe.
“This is a fictitious scenario for now, but of course we are very worried if military action goes further towards southwestern Ukraine and Odessa,” said Gabrillisha.
“We are very worried, especially given that the troops are on the territory of the Separatist Transnitrian region,” she said.
“We are doing everything we can to maintain peace and stability and prevent intensified fighting.”
Moldova is home to a significant pro-Russian separatist population based in Transnitria’s secession.
— Matt Clinch
UK hosts 2023 Eurovision Song Contest
Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra celebrates after winning the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest at the Palaolimpico Arena in Turin, Italy, on Saturday, May 14, 2022.
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The European Broadcasting Union has confirmed that Britain will host next year’s Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of the war-torn Ukraine.
“Unfortunately, following the decision not to hold next year’s event in Ukraine for safety and security reasons, the EBU sought many options with the winning broadcasters,” the EBU said in a statement. Stated.
“As a result of the discussion, the BBC, which finished second in the 2022 contest, was invited by the EBU to host the 67th Eurovision Song Contest.”
The Karlsio Orchestra’s “Stephania” ended first at the 2022 event in May, and the British Samrider became the second at “Spaceman”.
— Matt Clinch
Food inflation from the Russian-Ukraine War could continue until 2024: CEO
Sunny Verghese, CEO of Olam Group, a major food and agribusiness, told CNBC that it’s hard to predict how much food prices will rise.
Kremlin says Odessa strikes will hurt military infrastructure
During Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, rescue teams dug up the rubble of a building destroyed in an overnight attack in the city of Chuhuiv in the Kharkiv region on July 25, 2022, looking for survivors.
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov claimed that the weekend strike in Odessa targeted military infrastructure.
“There is nothing Russia has taken, Including within the framework of the Agreement signed in Istanbul on 22 JulyIt prohibits the continuation of special military operations and the destruction of military infrastructure and other military targets. “
The strike at Ukraine’s largest port, Odessa, has brought a new setback to previously futile efforts to mitigate the growing global food crisis.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov also told reporters individually that Russia’s strikes would not affect the export of profits from the region.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Saturday’s strike was called a barbaric act.
— Matt Clinch and Amanda Mathias
Wheat prices rise after Odessa attack
A fire destroyed a wheat field as a shell field for Russian troops to prevent local farmers in the Zaporizhia and Polohi districts of southeastern Ukraine from harvesting grain.
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Wheat futures prices on the Chicago Board of Trade rose 3.6% on Monday morning as traders cautioned against grain exports signed by Russia and Ukraine last week.
Both countries signed on Friday A UN-sponsored transaction to resume Ukrainian grain exports through the Black Sea. This agreement is important for the world’s food supply, but it is also the first major agreement between the two countries since the inauguration of Moskva. Unprovoked onslaught February 24th.
However, Ukraine said on Saturday that Russian missiles attacked the port of Odessa in southern Ukraine, questioning the new agreement.
Russia is likely struggling to repair combat vehicles, Britain says
View shows an army of separatist self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR) troops on a road in the Luhansk region of Ukraine, February 27, 2022.
Alexander El Mochenko | Reuters
The British Ministry of Defense posted one of its daily updates on Twitter, stating that it had placed a Russian military vehicle repair and refurbishment facility near Barbinok in Belgorod Oblast, Russia, near the Ukrainian border.
He added that there were at least 300 damaged vehicles at the facility, including armored personnel carriers and tanks.
“In addition to well-documented personnel issues, Russia is likely to continue to struggle to extract and repair thousands of fighting vehicles damaged in the fighting in Ukraine,” the update said. ..
— Matt Clinch