As the Russo-Ukrainian War enters its 144th day, we take a look at the key developments.
Here are the main events so far on Sunday, July 17.
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- The Russian Defense Ministry said its plane shot down a Ukrainian MI-17 helicopter near the eastern town of Sloviansk and an SU-25 in the Kharkiv region.
- The Russian military also said its long-range air-to-air missiles destroyed a warehouse in an industrial area in Odessa, southern Ukraine, which was storing Harpoon anti-ship missiles delivered by NATO countries to Ukraine.
- The British Ministry of Defense said that Russia is strengthening its defense positions in the areas it occupies in southern Ukraine.
- On Sunday, more Russian missiles hit industrial facilities in the strategic southern city of Mykolaiv, a major shipbuilding center in the southern Bug estuary, local officials said. There was no immediate information about injuries.
- The region’s governor said on Saturday that a Russian missile strike hit the northeastern Ukrainian town of Chuhiv in the Kharkiv region, killing three people, including a 70-year-old woman, and wounding three others.
- Russia-backed separatists said Ukraine bombed the town of Alchevsk, east of Slovinsk, with six US-made HIMARs missiles on Saturday. The Luhansk People’s Republic said the strikes killed two civilians.
- Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said the Ukraine war shows that the hegemony of the West is coming to an end as China rises to the status of a superpower in partnership with Russia in one of the most important turning points in centuries.
- Finance chiefs from the Group of G20 nations pledged on Saturday to tackle global food insecurity and mounting debt, but remained divided over member Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
- Gazprom’s gas transit to Europe via Ukraine was stabilized on Sunday.
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