Ukrainian civil servants said Russian attacks a day earlier killed at least 10 people, including a 10-year-old girl and her mother, and injured at least 100 people in the southern city of Kherson and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s hometown of Kryvyi Rih.
Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.
Russian air defense intercepted several drones aimed at Moscow, the mayor, Sergey Sobyanin, said Tuesday. He said the facade of the building’s 21st floor was damaged, that it was the same skyscraper that was hit on Sunday, and that there were no reports of injuries.
Russian warships destroyed three Ukrainian naval drones in the Black Sea, thwart an attempted late-night attack on the two ships, the Russian Ministry of Defense said early Tuesday. The Washington Post could not independently confirm the claim.
Russian drones hit Kharkiv, destroying two floors of a dormitorythe mayor of the northeastern city, Ukraine’s second largest, said overnight.
The Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia, Valery Gerasimov, visited troops in Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhiawhich is partially controlled by Russian forces, the Ministry of Defense said. In recent days, Ukrainian forces have said they were pressing a counteroffensive push to retake territory in the country’s southeastern region.
Ukraine’s foreign minister said he discussed the possibility of using Croatian ports to export grain during one meet on Monday with his Croatian colleague. Russia’s withdrawal from a UN-backed grain deal last month has blocked the flow of Ukrainian grain exports via the Black Sea routes.
The UK sanctioned six Russian nationals involved in the trial of dual British national Vladimir Kara-Murza, who was sentenced to 25 years in a penal colony for treason. Kara-Murza has publicly condemned Russia’s war on Ukraine and was convicted on “false charges,” British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said. The sanctioned Russian nationals include three judges, two prosecutors and an expert witness.
US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan is to attend a Ukrainian-backed peace summit planned by Saudi Arabia. according to a person with knowledge of the matter, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive planning.
Ukraine is expected to discuss long-term security measures with the United States this week. according to the head of the presidential office of Ukraine. The two countries are set to negotiate security guarantees that will remain valid until Ukraine is able to join NATO, Andriy Yermak said.
Ukrainian sites in Kiev and Lviv have been added to UNESCO’s list of endangered world heritage sites, according to a document from the UN organization dated 31 July The locations include, among other things Saint-Sophia Cathedral and its related monastic buildings.
For these soldiers, Ukraine has been at war for half of their lives: With almost everyone mobilized, it is not unusual to see graying men working at checkpoints, but much of the conflict has fallen mainly on the youth, Fredrick Kunkle and Serhii Korolchuk report from Ukraine.
“For most of the youngest soldiers, the war with Russia in the eastern Donbas region seemed far away when they were growing up – a kind of smoldering background music that occasionally touched relatives or friends,” they write. “Now, however, they are on the front line, fighting a powerful enemy that can and does strike anywhere.”
Serhiy Morgunov, Natalia Abbakumova, Lyric Li and Kelsey Ables contributed to this report.