December 4, 2023

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces shot down dozens of explosive drones and 6 cruise missiles in a predawn Russian assault on the port of Odessa on Tuesday, Ukrainian authorities stated, the day after Moscow suspended a deal that it had allowed Kiev to export essential grain provides from the Black Sea metropolis in the course of the struggle.

Russian forces first tried to dent Ukrainian anti-aircraft defenses with drones, after which attacked Odesa with six Kalibr cruise missiles, the Ukrainian military’s Southern Command stated.

The six missiles and 25 drones have been shot down by anti-aircraft defenses within the Odessa area and different southern areas, however their particles and shock waves broken some port services and some residential buildings, authorities stated. An aged man was injured in his home.

Authorities are investigating whether or not a cylindrical object the dimensions of a small automotive washed up on a distant Australian seaside is area particles from a overseas rocket.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, left, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves, center, and European Council President Charles Michel gesture during the third EU summit -CELAC in which brings together leaders from Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union in Brussels, Belgium, Monday, May 17, 2023. (AP Photo/Francois Walschaerts)

Anxiousness dominates the final day of a summit between the European Union and Latin American leaders that was alleged to be a celebration of affection however has become a diplomatic struggle over the struggle in Ukraine.

South Korean marines search for those missing from floodwaters in Yecheon, South Korea, on July 18, 2023. (Lee Moo-ryul/Newsis via AP)

Rescue groups are looking for 9 folks lacking after mudslides and different incidents attributable to greater than every week of torrential rains in South Korea, because the nation’s army mobilizes greater than 10,000 troopers to help the operation.

A gigantic electoral poster shows the president of the Spanish government and candidate of the Socialist Party, Pedro Sanchez, above, and the leader of the conservative Popular Party, Albert Nunez Feijoo, and the far-right group Vox, Santiago Abascal, in a building on Gran Via in Madrid, Spain, on July 10, 2023. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Spain’s basic elections might add the nation to the checklist of members of the European Union that turns to the populist proper, a change that will imply a drastic change after 5 years beneath leftist governments.

Andriy Yermak, head of the Ukrainian presidential workplace, stated the assault confirmed the Kremlin is prepared to hazard the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals world wide who want Ukrainian grain exports. Starvation is a rising menace in Africa, the Center East and Asia, and excessive meals costs have pushed extra folks into poverty.

“The world should notice that the aim of the Russian Federation is hunger and killing folks,” Yermak stated. “They want waves of refugees. They need to weaken the West with this.”

The United Nations and Ukraine’s Western allies condemned Moscow for freezing the Black Sea Grain Initiative, saying it put many lives in danger.

The Kremlin stated the deal would stay on maintain till Moscow’s calls for that restrictions on exports of Russian meals and fertilizer be lifted are met.

The Russian Protection Ministry stated on Tuesday that its forces had thwarted a Ukrainian assault on occupied Crimea with 28 drones.

The ministry stated 17 assault drones had been shot down by anti-aircraft defenses and 11 others crashed after being intercepted by digital means. There have been no damages or casualties, the ministry added.

The alleged assault got here a day after the Kremlin accused Ukraine of attacking a bridge in Crimea that connects the Moscow-annexed peninsula with the Russian mainland, and which is a serious provide route for Kremlin forces within the struggle. .