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Ukraine war live updates: Kherson blasted overnight; U.S and German air defense systems

17 Mins Ago

Putin to visit Turkey in late August to discuss grain deal, bilateral ties and Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to visit Turkey in the last week of August, state media outlet Tass reported, according to a Google translation. The abandoned grain deal, bilateral ties and Syria are on the agenda.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced the visit in a joint press conference with Putin on July 10.

— Hannah Ward-Glenton

19 Mins Ago

U.S. and German air defense systems ‘very effective,’ Ukraine says

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy praised air defense systems given to Ukraine as “very effective” in his nightly address Sunday.

Zelenskyy named Patriot and IRIS-T drones in particular, which were donated to Ukraine’s war efforts by the U.S. and Germany. The president said he was grateful to every country that had supplied the country with the systems, as they had yielded “significant results,” according to the English subtitles of the address.

This photograph shows a short range air-to-air missile Iris-T displayed on the European multinational twin-engine, canard delta wing and multirole fighter “Eurofighter Typhoon” at the International Paris Air Show in the Paris-Le Bourget Airport.

Emmanuel Dunand | Afp | Getty Images

Russian military forces used 65 different missiles in 178 drone attacks against Ukraine, according to Zelenskyy, of which Ukraine was able to shoot down a “significant number.”

CNBC is unable to independently verify these figures.

— Hannah Ward-Glenton

22 Mins Ago

Ukraine calls Saudi Arabia talks ‘productive’; Russia says they’re ‘doomed to failure’

Ukrainian officials said diplomatic talks in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, were “productive,” according to a Google translation of a Telegram post. Delegates from more than 30 countries were in attendance.

Andriy Yermak, who represented Ukraine at the bilateral talks, said discussions revolved around creating a peace formula for Ukraine, looking at factors such as defense, security guarantees, investment and the grain agreement.

Meanwhile Russia’s deputy foreign minister said the West’s efforts to mobilize the international community to support a peace deal are “doomed to failure,” according to state-owned media agency Tass.

He said the West was using “its usual sly and deceitful manner” to garner support for a peace formula from the Global South.

Senior officials from countries including the United States, China, India and Germany gathered over the weekend to try to agree on the key principles necessary for a peaceful end to Russia’s war in Ukraine.

— Hannah Ward-Glenton

26 Mins Ago

One person killed in overnight Kherson shelling

One woman was killed in an overnight airstrike over Kherson in Ukraine, a senior Ukrainian official said in a Google-translated post on Telegram.

Andriy Yermak said a nine-story building was struck in the attack.

CNBC was unable to independently verify this information.

— Hannah Ward-Glenton

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