Live: Ukraine says operations resume at ports designated for grain export

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Issued on: 28/07/2022 – 07:02

Ukraine’s navy confirmed on Wednesday that work had started at three Ukrainian Black Sea ports aimed at preparing for the resumption of grain exports. Follow our live blog for the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT+2).


6:54am: Ukraine moves closer to grain exports, strikes Russian-held bridge

Ukraine on Wednesday said it had restarted operations at its blockaded Black Sea ports as it moved closer to resuming grain exports with the opening of a coordination centre to oversee a UN-backed deal. 

Progress towards fulfilling the landmark agreement came as Kyiv’s artillery struck a key bridge in Moscow-controlled territory in south Ukraine, damaging an important supply route as Ukrainian forces look to wrest back the Kherson region.

And as German authorities said Russia drastically reduced gas deliveries to Europe in a move seen as revenge for Western sanctions over the invasion, Ukraine announced plans to increase its electricity imports to Europe.

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(FRANCE 24 with Reuters, AP and AFP)