13 July 2022 - Ukraine Special Weapons News
- Several Eastern Ukrainian Towns Shelled As Russia Pushes For Full Control Of Donbas RFE/RL 13 Jul 2022 -- Ukrainian officials say there was sustained Russian shelling across the eastern Donetsk region on July 13 as Russian forces continue their push to capture of the Donbas.
- Ukraine Separatist Leader Says Three Foreign Fighters Could Be Executed Secretly RFE/RL 13 Jul 2022 -- A Russian-backed separatist leader in eastern Ukraine has indicated that three foreigners sentenced to death for "mercenary activities" could be executed in secrecy if their appeals against their sentences are denied, Russian state-run TASS news agency said.
- Ukraine Launches Southern Counteroffensive As Russia Blasts Eastern Cities RFE/RL 13 Jul 2022 -- Ukraine's military said it launched a major counteroffensive in the south of the country on July 12 as it seeks to recapture territory taken earlier by Russian troops.
- If we manage to remove the Russian threat to navigation in the Black Sea, it will remove the severity of the world food crisis - address by the President of Ukraine President of Ukraine 13 Jul 2022
- Russian tactics must not become the norm, the world order must be restored - address by the President of Ukraine to the participants of the "Asian Leadership" conference in Seoul President of Ukraine 13 Jul 2022
- Ukrainian PM welcomes 1-bln-euro aid from EU People's Daily 13 Jul 2022 -- Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal on Tuesday welcomed the decision of the European Union (EU) to grant Ukraine a new aid package of 1 billion euros.
- Ukrainian Interior Minister Says No Mass Defection Of Police Under Russian Occupation RFE/RL 13 Jul 2022 -- An "absolute majority" of Ukrainian police officers who were working in the parts of eastern and southern Ukraine that are now under occupation by Russian forces have moved to Kyiv-controlled territory, the country's interior minister said.
- Russian Delegation Rolls Out Set of Proposals at Grain Talks in Turkey - MoD Sputnik 13 Jul 2022 -- Earlier in the day, a diplomatic source told Sputnik that the process of establishing a secure corridor for the export Ukrainian grain from ports in the Black Sea may take up to one month to formalize, and that Turkey and the United Nations would be tasked with monitoring the implementation of any agreement.
- US, allies on brink of military confrontation with Moscow: Russia Press TV 13 Jul 2022 -- Russia says the United States and its allies are on the brink of an open military conflict with Moscow, as tensions continue to grow between the Kremlin and the West over Ukraine.
- Russia's "Filtration" Operations, Forced Disappearances, and Mass Deportations of Ukrainian Citizens US Dept. of State 13 Jul 2022 -- On the eve of the Ukraine Accountability Conference, the United States calls on Russia to immediately halt its systematic "filtration" operations and forced deportations in Russian-controlled and held areas of Ukraine. The unlawful transfer and deportation of protected persons is a grave breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention on the protection of civilians and is a war crime.
- U.S. Accuses Russia Of Forced Deportations Of Ukrainians RFE/RL 13 Jul 2022 -- U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has accused Russia of forcibly deporting hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians from areas it controls in the east and south of the country to Russia.
- READOUT: Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo's Call with Ukraine Minister of Finance Sergii Marchenko US Treasury 13 Jul 2022
- Ukraine joins NATO's program of technological cooperation People's Daily 13 Jul 2022 -- Ukraine has become an associate member of the Multilateral Interoperability Program (MIP), which coordinates technological cooperation of the armies of NATO member states, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said on Tuesday.
- UNHCR survey finds refugees from Ukraine hope to go home UNHCR 13 Jul 2022 -- The majority of refugees from Ukraine hope to return home as soon as possible but around two-thirds expect to stay in their current host countries until hostilities subside and the security situation improves, according to new findings published today by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.
- Guterres hails 'critical step forward' on resuming Ukraine grain exports UN News 13 Jul 2022 -- The UN chief on Wednesday described progress between Russia and Ukraine on allowing the resumption of grain exports during UN-brokered talks in TÃ¼rkiye, as a "ray of hope to ease human suffering and alleviate hunger around the world."
- Secretary-General's opening remarks to the press on Ukraine grain talks update UN Secretary-General 13 Jul 2022
- UN Chief Cites 'Broad Agreement' on Ukrainian Grain Exports VOA 13 Jul 2022 -- U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday there is "broad agreement" on a deal between Russia and Ukraine, with Turkey and the United Nations, to export millions of tons of Ukrainian grain stuck in silos since Russia's invasion on February 24.
- UN: Nearly Two-thirds of Ukrainian Refugees to Remain in Host Country in Coming Months VOA 13 Jul 2022 -- The U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday that nearly two-thirds of refugees who fled Ukraine since Russia launched an invasion in late February plan to stay in their host country in the coming months.
- Most Ukrainian Refugees Expect To Stay In Host Countries Until Hostilities Subside RFE/RL 13 Jul 2022 -- The UN refugee agency said a survey shows that about two-thirds of Ukrainians expect to stay in their host countries until hostilities subside back home, but most hope to eventually return.
- Joint statement on supporting Ukraine in its proceeding at the International Court of Justice European External Action Service (EEAS) 13 Jul 2022 -- Statement on behalf of Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Marshall Islands, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Palau, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States and the European Union:
- Borrell: EU Needs Joint Arms Procurement to Refill Stocks Drained by Supplies to Ukraine Sputnik 13 Jul 2022 -- The European Union should scale up joint arms procurement to replenish stockpiles exhausted due to the military assistance rendered to Ukraine, enhancing the bloc's and NATO's defense capabilities, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Wednesday.
- EU Sanctions on Russia and Shipments To and From Kaliningrad US Dept. of State 13 Jul 2022
- Implementation of sanctions: Commission provides additional guidance on the transit of goods from Russia European Commission 13 Jul 2022 -- The European Commission has today published further guidance to Member States on the transit of goods from Russia. This is part of regular technical exchanges on the practical implementation of EU restrictive measures, which have been unanimously imposed by the Council, in response to Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine.
- EU Says Sanctioned Russian Goods Can Transit Lithuania By Rail To Kaliningrad RFE/RL 13 Jul 2022 -- The European Union executive has said that sanctioned Russian goods can transit through EU territory by rail but stressed the importance of monitoring such shipments.
- European Commission Clarifies Conditions for Kaliningrad Transit Sputnik 13 Jul 2022 -- The European Commission insisted, however, that the transit of sanctioned military and dual-use technologies and cargo is prohibited.
- Hungary Will Not Join Sanctions Against Gazprom, Russian Gas Embargo Sputnik 13 Jul 2022 -- Hungary is not prepared to even discuss the Russian gas embargo and will not support the sanctions package if it contains sanctions against Russia's Gazprom or Gazprombank, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Wednesday.
- Lithuania Seeks To Decouple Baltic States From Russian Electrical Grid By Early 2024 RFE/RL 13 Jul 2022 -- Lithuania is seeking to decouple the Baltic states from Russia's power grid by early 2024 -- up from a previous target of the end of 2025, the chief of Lithuania's power grid operator said.
- Germany Will Stop Buying Russian Coal On August 1, Oil On December 31 RFE/RL 13 Jul 2022 -- Germany will end purchases of Russian coal on August 1 and stop buying Russian oil on December 31, as the country looks to end its energy reliance on Russia following Moscow's decision to invade Ukraine.
- France Takes 'Drastic' Measures to Prepare for Winter, Fills Gas Storage, Minister Says Sputnik 13 Jul 2022 -- France has taken "drastic" measures to prepare for winter and has increased its gas storage capacity in the event that gas supplies from Russia are interrupted, Energy Transformation Minister AgnÃ¨s Pannier-Runache said on Wednesday.
- North Korea recognizes Ukraine's Donetsk, Luhansk as independent republics Press TV 13 Jul 2022 -- North Korea has officially recognized Donetsk (DPR) and Luhansk People's Republics (LPR), Ukraine's two eastern breakaway regions, nearly five months after Russia began its military operation in the former Soviet republic.
- Ukraine Cuts Ties With North Korea Over Recognition Of Separatist Territories RFE/RL 13 Jul 2022 -- Ukraine has severed relations with North Korea after Pyongyang recognized two eastern territories of Ukraine as independent.
- Ukraine Cuts Ties With North Korea Over Recognition of Donbass Republics Sputnik 13 Jul 2022 -- Earlier in the day, Donetsk People's Republic head Denis Pushilin announced that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea had recognized the DPR's statehood. Shortly after, the North Korean Embassy in Moscow confirmed to Sputnik that Pyongyang had recognized the sovereignty of both the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics.
- North Korea Recognizes Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics Sputnik 13 Jul 2022 -- In February, Russia recognized the people's republics of Donetsk and Lugansk (DPR and LPR) after a significant deterioration of the situation along the line of contact amid interference by the United States and its allies.
- Russia, Ukraine To Hold More Talks Next Week Over Grain Exports RFE/RL 13 Jul 2022 -- Military delegations from Russia and Ukraine have made enough progress in talks on resolving their dispute over blocked grain exports to hold new talks in Turkey next week, the Turkish defense minister said.
- Russian, Ukrainian Military Delegations To Meet In Istanbul Over Grain-Export Crisis RFE/RL 13 Jul 2022 -- Military delegations from Russia and Ukraine are gathering in Istanbul on July 13 to meet with UN and Turkish officials in an attempt to break a crucial impasse over grain exports that has sent global food prices soaring.
- Telegraph's Nicholls Predicts 'No Waver' In U.K. Support For Ukraine After Johnson Exit RFE/RL 13 Jul 2022 -- Dominic Nicholls is the defense and security editor for the national British daily The Telegraph. He's also a British Army veteran of tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Balkans, and Northern Ireland, and he earned his master's degree in defense studies from King's College London.
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