As the week begins, here is a roundup of key tendencies from the beyond week and a glance ahead.
What to observe this week
WNBA supermegacelebrity Brittney Griner’s trial will resume in Moscow on Tuesday. She has admitted to bringing hashish into Russia, however stated she did not intend to interrupt the law.
Also on Tuesday, European Union electricity ministers are scheduled to fulfill in Brussels on fueloline deliver issues.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is traveling international locations in Africa, consisting of Ethiopia, Uganda, the Republic of Congo and Egypt, wherein he addressed Arab League leaders in Cairo.
Russians will mark a countrywide excursion honoring the u . s .’s military on Sunday.
What befell final week
July 18: Ukraine’s first female, Olena Zelenska, started a journey to Washington, wherein she met with Secretary of State Antony Blinken and primary female Jill Biden, and added comments to U.S. lawmakers.
July 19: Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Tehran, wherein he met with Iranian leaders and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Iran expressed assist for Russia withinside the Ukraine strugglefare. It turned into Putin’s 2nd journey out of doors Russia due to the fact his u . s . invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24.
July 20: Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin introduced the U.S. will ship 4 greater long-variety artillery systems, referred to as HIMARS, to Ukraine, as a part of a U.S. army resource package. The U.S. has already despatched 12 such systems.
July 21: Russia attacked Kharkiv, Ukraine’s 2nd-largest city, in one in all its maximum crowded regions, the city’s mayor stated. At least 3 humans have been killed and greater than 20 injured.
On the equal day, Russia restarted herbal fueloline flows to Europe thru the Nord Stream pipeline. Maintenance paintings had paused fueloline shipments for 10 days.
July 22: In Istanbul, Russia and Ukraine finalized agreements with Turkey and the United Nations to unblock Ukraine’s seaports and resume exports of Ukrainian grain thru the Black Sea. The agreements additionally could help “Russian grain and fertilizer to attain worldwide markets,” the U.N. stated. At the signing ceremony, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres referred to as the development “a beacon of hope … in a international that wishes it greater than ever.”
Also on Friday, Human Rights Watch launched a file on “obvious strugglefare crimes” devoted with the aid of using Russian forces in regions of southern Ukraine below their control.
July 23: Russian air moves hit Odesa’s port, eliciting global condemnation and elevating doubts approximately Russia’s dedication to the preceding day’s agreements. “Russia breached its commitments,” Blinken stated.
July 24: Sunday marked 5 months due to the fact Russia invaded Ukraine. The Ukrainian Seaports Authority stated it turned into operating to renew delivery from seaports in Odesa and elsewhere.
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Cafes are starting in Kharkiv, however maximum big Ukrainian agencies continue to be shuttered.
Kharkiv is locating a brand new ordinary as citizens go back to paintings — regardless of missile moves.
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