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Ukraine updates: IAEA confirms mines near Zaporizhzhia plant – DW – 07/25/2023

Russia carried out an air attack on the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, in the early hours of Tuesday, according to military leadership in Kyiv.

Russia used Iranian-made Shahed drones in the attack, although based on preliminary information all the drones were downed by Ukraine’s air defence systems, the head of the administration, Serhiy Popko, said. There were no reports of casualties or serious damage, he added.

The attack comes a day after Russia warned of “tough retaliatory measures” after a drone attack on Moscow.

A Russian attack on the city of Odesa
Russia has repeatedly struck the Odesa region since expiration of the grain agreementImage: Hector Adolfo Quintanar Perez/ZUMA Wire/IMAGO

Meanwhile, Ukraine accused Russia of a cluster bomb attack in the town of Kostiantynivka, located in the eastern region of Donetsk.

The attack on Monday evening killed a child and injured seven others, including four children, the local administration said.

In addition to these attacks, Ukrainian air defences successfully repelled several drones that targeted the Black Sea area.

However, there were reports of hits on Danube ports, Natalya Humenyuk, a military spokeswoman for the Army’s Southern Command, said.

Ukraine’s Danube ports, specifically Reni and Izmail, situated near the Romanian border, bore the brunt of the Russian attack.

As per the Ukrainian media, Igor Plehov, the mayor of Reni, said three grain silos had been destroyed.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba accused Russia of “food terrorism” and called for a united global response to the Russian attacks.

The situation has worsened since Moscow allowed the grain agreement to expire, leading to repeated attacks on the Odesa region by Russian forces.

ss/kb (dpa, Reuters, AFP)

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