News and information from Ukraine

Dispatches from Ukraine, provided by the editorial team of Forbes Ukraine.

As Russia‘s attack on Ukraine continues and the war rages on, reliable sources of information are essential. Forbes Ukraine journalists collect information and provide updates on the situation.

Saturday August 27. Day 185. By Dmytro Aksyonov

Zaporizhzhya. Local authorities say they have recorded at least 16 cases of bombings on towns and settlements in the Zaporizhzhya region as Russia steps up its presence in the region, which has been thrust into the spotlight due to the tense situation at the power plant. nuclear Zaporizhzhya. In addition, Zaporizhzhya Governor Oleksandr Starukh said shelling in the Russian-occupied village of Kamianka led to the death of five civiliansincluding a single mother and her two children.

Kharkiv. Following Russia’s campaign of shelling and shelling of cities and settlements in the Kharkiv region, which included a rocket strike on downtown Kharkiv today, two civilians were killed and two others injured, reports the governor of Kharkiv, Oleh Synyehubov. Synyehubov also says that the shelling caused a fire in a warehouse housing sunflower seeds in Izium district. In addition, fighting continues along the front lines, with Russia set to launch a new offensive in the region.

As of August 27, since the start of the full-scale invasion, Russian forces have destroyed more than 10,000 civilian objects in the Mykolaiv region, including 331 educational institutions, 117 industrial objects and 67 medical institutions, according to reports of the Mykolaiv regional administration. Officials add that work is currently underway in the region to restore gas and electricity to settlements that lost power due to the war, which left 6,355 people without access to gas as it approached. of the heating season.

The European Central Bank (ECB) is due to decree another significant interest rate hike in September and is expected to reach the “neutral” level before the end of the year, French Central Bank President Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on Saturday. The ECB raised rates by 50 basis points to zero in July to tackle inflation which is now approaching double-digit territory due to soaring energy prices and other trade disruptions caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. As the bloc’s largest economy in Germany heads into recession due to its dependence on Russian hydrocarbons, the economic crisis hitting countries around the world is expected to have a significant impact on the European economy.

As part of the implementation of the United Nations Grain and Food Transport Security Initiative, 44 ships have left Ukrainian ports so far and exported more than one million tons of agricultural products to 15 countries around the world, reports the Ukrainian state infrastructure company Ukrainian Seaports Authority. “During the week of operation of the “grain corridor”, the ports of Odessa received 13 ships for loading 362 thousand tons of wheat, corn, rapeseed, oil, soybeans and barley , which are heading to ports in Spain, Israel, Germany At the same time, 13 ships carrying 294,000 tons of wheat, oil, soybeans, rapeseed and corn were brought to the ports from Libya, the Netherlands, Israel, India, Egypt, Turkey, Germany and Sudan,” according to a message posted by the company. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy also noted in his evening speech that there were already 70 requests for the arrival of new ships to load.The stated objective of the country is to reach a volume of 3 million tons of export by sea each month.

With the mediation of the Red Cross, Ukraine returned the bodies of 541 dead soldiers, more than 300 of which were the bodies of the defenders of the Azovstal plant in the city of Mariupolreports Oleh Kotenko, the Ukrainian commissioner responsible for issues relating to missing persons in special circumstances.