Gerson’s release led to scenes of joy that were widely shared on social networks. News that the watermelon has become a recurring symbol. The production of watermelons is actually a symbol of the Kherson region.
Lavrov in Cambodia
The Russian foreign minister will attend the 17th East Asia Summit in Cambodia on Saturday and Sunday, during which he will hold several bilateral meetings, Russian news agency TASS reported.
The high-ranking official will head directly to Bali as the head of the Russian delegation to the G20 summit.
Russian fertilizers for Africa
On the sidelines of the Paris Peace Forum, the World Food Program announces a corridor to transport Russian fertilizers to Africa. The first shipment is expected in the next few days.
Following the approval of an agreement between Russia and Ukraine to allow the circulation of grain and agricultural equipment in the Black Sea, Moscow criticized the fact that only Ukrainian grain was able to be exported due to sanctions. Moscow has finally reached an agreement with the UN to ensure its grain and fertilizer exports.
Kiev represents a “collective victory”.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Saturday that the West was on the path to “joint victory” against Russia, while praising the military assistance that made the recapture of Kherson (southern) possible.
“Very few believed that Ukraine would survive,” Kuleba said when he met with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on the sidelines of a Southeast Asia summit in Cambodia.
“Only united we can win and drive Russia out of Ukraine. We are on the right track,” he added.
The London reaction
British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace welcomed Russia’s withdrawal from the Ukrainian city of Kherson in a statement on Saturday. According to him, the defeat represents “a new strategic failure” for Moscow and should sow suspicion in Russian public opinion.
While Russia has now withdrawn its troops to defensive positions, Ben Wallace said the Russian invasion in February “resulted only in international isolation and humiliation”. “The UK and the international community will continue to support (the Ukrainians), and while the withdrawal is welcome, no one is going to underestimate the threat from Russia,” he said.
Find out the last 24 hours of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine in this 262nd day of war. A point of circumstance marked by the liberation of Gerson.
“The War Continues”
Despite the capture of Kherson, which people celebrated on Friday, the conflict is far from over, Ukrainian officials warn.
“We are winning battles on the ground. But the war continues,” Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said. “I understand that everyone wants this war to end soon. Of course we want it more than anyone else,” he added.
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