© Reuters. Ukrainian servicemen return from heavy preventing amid Russia?s assault on Ukraine, near Bakhmut, Ukraine, April 15, 2023. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
(Reuters) – The European Union is getting ready 100 million euros ($109.32 million) in compensation for farmers in 5 nations bordering Ukraine and plans to introduce restrictions on imports of Ukrainian grains.
* Inspections of ships carrying Ukrainian grain from the Black Sea resumed beneath a U.N.-brokered deal however Kyiv faces a wrestle to safe an extension of the settlement.
* A Ukrainian navy spokesperson accused Moscow of a “provocation” after Russian proxy forces stated Ukrainian forces had blown up 4 buildings within the jap Ukrainian metropolis of Bakhmut, killing 20 civilians. He stated Ukrainian forces by no means goal civilians. Russia additionally denies focusing on civilians.
* The USA introduced $325 million in new navy help for Ukraine, together with extra ammunition for Excessive Mobility Artillery Rocket Programs, superior missiles and anti-tank mines.
* Ukraine’s defence minister confirmed that Kyiv had taken supply of Patriot air defence methods, and stated this made Ukrainian skies safer.
* Ukrainian President Zelenskiy is to deal with Mexico’s Congress on Thursday by video, in accordance with two individuals accustomed to the matter, as he seeks assist for Ukraine’s defence in opposition to Russia.
* Swedish Defence Minister Pal Jonson stated he was hopeful his nation would turn out to be a member of NATO by the point of a deliberate summit in July. Sweden and Finland sought membership in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
* The USA seems to be ahead to welcoming Sweden as a NATO member and can encourage Turkey and Hungary to ratify accession, U.S. Protection Secretary Lloyd Austin stated.
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