6:54 am: Granary destroyed by Russian strike near Odessa
A Russian drone attack targeted Ukrainian port infrastructure in the Odesa region (south) and destroyed a grain warehouse, according to the Ukrainian Operational Command for the South of the country.
“Tonight, an almost four-hour attack (conducted) by ‘Shahad-136’ drones was directed at the port infrastructure,” the Kiev military said on Facebook. “A granary was destroyed and storage tanks for other goods were damaged,” he added.
4:36 am: Drones “neutralized”, Russia condemns as “terrorist act”
“On the morning of July 24, an attempt by the Kiev regime to commit a terrorist act using two drones (located) on objects within the borders of the city of Moscow was stopped,” the Russian Defense Ministry said. “Two Ukrainian drones neutralized and crashed. No casualties.”
4:01 am .: “Drone strikes” hit Moscow
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said “drone strikes” hit two “non-residential” buildings in the Russian capital overnight. “There is no serious destruction or loss of life. All services are working at the scene,” the city councilor said in a telegram.
According to the Russian state agency TASS, one of the drones fell on the main axis of Komsomolsky Prospekt in the Russian capital, near the Russian Ministry of Defense. Drone “fragments” were found this way, TASS said. Another drone struck a commercial center on Likacheva Street, near one of Moscow’s main ring boulevards.
RIA Novosti news agency released video footage of the business center, where some damage can be seen at the top of the high-rise building. The road leading to it is closed.
3:35 am: Vladimir Putin promises Russia will replace Ukrainian grain destined for Africa
After the Kremlin abandoned the grain deal, the Russian president guaranteed that Moscow would replace Ukrainian grain destined for Africa.
“I want to assure you that our country will be able to trade Ukrainian grain commercially and cost-free, especially as we expect another record harvest this year,” he wrote in an article titled “Russia and Africa: Joining Efforts for Peace, Progress and a Prosperous Future” published on the Kremlin’s website.
“Despite the sanctions, Russia will continue its intensive efforts to ensure the supply of grain, foodstuffs, fertilizers and other goods to Africa (…) and the network of Russian embassies and trade missions in Africa will expand,” Vladimir Putin said, as the Russia-Africa summit was set to open Thursday in the Russian city of St. Petersburg.
On Tuesday, the African Union (AU) “regretted” Russia’s withdrawal from the deal. “I call on partners to resolve issues to allow continued and safe delivery of grains and fertilizers from Ukraine and Russia to areas in need, including Africa,” AU Commission President Moussa Faki Mahamat said on his Twitter account.
Moscow said on Friday it understood the “concerns” of African countries and pledged to continue providing aid to countries in need.
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