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08 June 2022 - Ukraine Special Weapons News
- US Envoy: Ukraine War Has Brought 'Sea Change' in Views of Russia VOA 08 Jun 2022 -- VOA's Eastern Europe bureau chief Myroslava Gongadze discusses the situation in Ukraine with Ambassador Michael Carpenter, U.S. permanent representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The transcript has been edited for clarity:
- National Guard Supports Armed Forces of Ukraine Army News 08 Jun 2022 -- Pinned down by a Russian tank and armed with only a failed anti-tank missile, a Ukrainian soldier recently turned to an unlikely source as the most effective weapon available â€” his cell phone. On the other end was a member of the Washington Army National Guard. Because they had trained together in Ukraine, the soldier knew the Guard member was an expert on the system. Despite being at home in the United States, he talked his Ukrainian counterpart through the misfire procedures and 30 minutes later received a video of the destroyed tank.
- UN: War in Ukraine Could Push Millions Into Hunger Worldwide VOA 08 Jun 2022 -- The U.N. secretary-general said Wednesday the Russian invasion of Ukraine must end to stem the growing global food, fuel and finance crises, which could push tens of millions more people across the world into hunger and poverty this year.
- UN study: 750,000 people at urgent risk of 'starvation or death' Press TV 08 Jun 2022 -- A new United Nations report says surging global food insecurity has placed 750,000 people in five countries -- including Yemen and Afghanistan -- at immediate risk of "starvation or death."
- Act now to end food, energy and finance crisis, Guterres urges world leaders UN News 08 Jun 2022 -- Ripple effects from the war in Ukraine have generated a severe cost-of-living crisis which no country or community can escape, UN Secretary-General AntÃ³nio Guterres said on Wednesday at a press conference to launch the latest report on the conflict's impacts on food security, energy, and financing.
- Food exports must keep flowing worldwide, FAO chief urges UN News 08 Jun 2022 -- As part of ongoing international efforts to address growing concerns over global food security linked to the war in Ukraine, a top UN official on Wednesday urged countries not to slap restrictions on the export of foodstuffs that are in such short supply elsewhere.
- Russian war crimes in Ukraine: EU supports the International Criminal Court investigation with â‚¬7.25 million European Commission 08 Jun 2022 -- Today, the European Commission has launched a new project, under its Foreign Policy Instrument, to support the investigation capacities of the International Criminal Court (ICC) with â‚¬7.25 million.
- Turkey-Russia Talks Make Little Progress on Ukraine Grain Shipments VOA 08 Jun 2022 -- Millions of tons of grain remain trapped in Ukraine as Russia continues its aggression against the country and world wheat prices soar.
- Turkey Sees Hope In UN Grain Export Plan As EU Again Accuses Russia Of Weaponizing Food RFE/RL 08 Jun 2022 -- Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says a meeting with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, has made progress toward accepting a plan that would restart Ukrainian grain shipments from its seaports to help stave off a looming global food crisis as EU officials again accused Moscow of weaponizing food.
- Turkey Reports 'Certain Progress' in Talks on Ukrainian Grain Exports Sputnik 08 Jun 2022 -- There is certain progress in the discussion among Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and the United Nations on unblocking Ukrainian grain exports in the Black Sea thanks thanks to stakeholders having the will to resolve the crisis, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Wednesday.
- Zimbabwe Leaning to Russia as Others Shun Moscow for Invading Ukraine VOA 08 Jun 2022 -- As much of the world is shunning Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, Zimbabwe this month hosted Russia's third highest ranking official. Analysts say Zimbabwe is looking to Russia for fuel as well as cooking oil and wheat that it used to get from Ukraine, while Russia has its eyes on Zimbabwe's minerals.
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