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Civilian casualties in pre-dawn shelling over Kharkiv in Ukraine

Ukraine says its forces repelled a Russian attack in the southern Kherson region as fighting rages in the southern and eastern parts of the country on day 176 of the conflict.

The bulk of the Russian offensive is now focused on southern and eastern Ukraine. (Reuters)

Thursday, August 18, 2022

One dead and a dozen injured in the bombing of Kharkiv in Ukraine

One person died and 18 others were injured in the pre-dawn shelling of a residential area in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, Oleh Synehubov, the regional governor said.

“At the moment there are 18 injured, including two children, one person has died,” Synehubov wrote on the Telegram messaging app.

A day earlier, six people died and 16 others were injured in a Russian rocket attack on the city.

Another grain ship leaves the Ukrainian port: Türkiye

Another vessel left a Ukrainian port under Istanbul’s grain export deal, Turkey’s National Defense Ministry said.

A Belize-flagged ship carrying corn has left the Ukrainian port of Chornomorsk, the ministry said on Twitter.

He added that four ships will go to Ukraine for grain exports. Turkey, the UN, Russia and Ukraine signed an agreement last month to resume grain exports from Ukraine’s Black Sea ports of Yuzhny, Chornomorsk and Odessa, which were halted due to the Russian war. -Ukrainian, which is now in its sixth month.

Lviv welcomes Erdogan, Guterres and Zelensky in key summit

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, UN chief Antonio Guterres and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy are due to meet in a high-level summit, with grain exports and concerns over the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant leading the way the agenda.

The trilateral meeting in Lviv, western Ukraine, marks Erdogan’s first face-to-face discussion with Zelenskyy since Russia launched its attack on February 24, although the Turkish leader has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin twice in recent months.

The three leaders will hold a joint press conference after their talks in Lviv, a major transit point for Ukrainian refugees heading to Europe.

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Source: TRTWorld and agencies