Russia-Ukraine war announcements for July 25, 2022

Moldova fears Russian invasion

Prime Minister of Moldova Natalia Gavrilita speaks prior to a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken in the Treaty Room at the State Department on July 19, 2022 in Washington, DC.

Manuel Paul’s Seneta | AFP | Good pictures

Nearby is Natalia Gavrilisa, Prime Minister of Moldova He spoke with CNN on SundaySaying “no one is safe” with the ongoing conflict in Eastern Europe.

“It’s a hypothetical situation right now, but if military operations move into the southwestern part of Ukraine and towards Odesa, of course, we are very worried,” Gavrilisa said.

“We are very concerned, especially considering the presence of troops in the separatist Transnistria region,” he said.

“We are doing everything possible to maintain peace and stability and not escalate the fighting.”

Moldova has a significant pro-Russian separatist population based in the breakaway state of Transnistria.

– Matt Clinch

The UK will host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest

Ukrainian band Kalush celebrates winning the final of the Eurovision Song Contest at the Paleolimpico Arena in Turin, Italy, Saturday, May 14, 2022.

Luca Bruno | AP

The European Broadcasting Union has confirmed that the UK will host next year’s Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of war-torn Ukraine.

“Unfortunately, the EBU has explored a number of options with the winning broadcaster following the decision that it will not be able to host next year’s event in Ukraine for safety and security reasons,” the EBU said in a statement.

“As a result of the discussions, the BBC, the runner-up in the 2022 contest, has been invited by the EBU to act as host broadcaster for the 67th Eurovision Song Contest.”

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Kalush’s “Stephania” took first place at the 2022 event in May, while Britain’s Sam Ryder took second place with “Space Man”.

– Matt Clinch

Food inflation due to Russia-Ukraine war to last until 2024: CEO

Sunny Varghese, CEO of major food and agribusiness Olam Group, tells CNBC that it is difficult to predict how much more food prices will rise.

The Kremlin says the Odesa attacks hit military infrastructure

Rescue teams dig through the rubble of buildings destroyed in overnight attacks in the city of Suhuiv, Kharkiv region, on July 25, 2022, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Sergey Popok | AFP | Good pictures

A Kremlin spokesman on Monday insisted that strikes in Odessa over the weekend targeted military infrastructure.

Repeating an earlier statement by the Defense Ministry, Dmitry Peskov told reporters that the strikes would not affect profitable exports from the region.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky It called Saturday’s strikes an act of barbarism.

– Matt Clinch

Wheat prices rise after Odessa attack

A fire destroys a wheat field in Polohi District, Zaporizhia Region, southeastern Ukraine, as Russian troops shell the fields to prevent local farmers from harvesting grain crops.

Dmytro Smolyenko | Future release | Good pictures

Wheat futures for September delivery on the Chicago Board of Trade rose 3.6% on Monday morning as traders remained cautious on a grain export deal signed by Russia and Ukraine last week.

The two countries signed on Friday UN-backed deal to resume Ukrainian grain exports via Black Sea The deal is significant for global food supplies, but is the first major deal between the two sides since Moscow initiated it. Unprovoked attack On February 24.

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But Ukraine said on Saturday that Russian missiles had hit the southern Ukrainian port of Odesa, casting doubt on that new deal.

Britain says Russia is struggling to repair combat vehicles

A view shows a military line-up of armed forces of the separatist self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR) on a road in Luhansk region, Ukraine on February 27, 2022.

Alexander Ermoshenko | Reuters

In one of its daily updates on Twitter, Britain’s Ministry of Defense said a Russian military vehicle overhaul and overhaul facility is located near Barvinok in Russia’s Belgorod Oblast, near the Ukrainian border.

At least 300 damaged vehicles were at the facility, including armored personnel carriers and tanks.

“In addition to well-documented personnel problems, Russia continues to struggle to extract and repair thousands of damaged combat vehicles in Ukraine,” it said in the update.

– Matt Clinch

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