Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy described missile attacks on Odesa as “deliberate, purposeful Russian terror.” DW has the latest.
Recap of key events on Friday
Ukraine’s army accused Russia of carrying out strikes using incendiary phosphorus munitions on Snake Island Friday, just a day after withdrawing its forces from the rocky outcrop in the Black Sea.
Norway has announced almost a billion euros of aid to Ukraine, over two years. News of the aid worth 10 billion Norwegian crowns (roughly €960 million or $1 billion) came as Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store visited the country.
Ukraine has called on Turkey to detain a Russian-flagged ship carrying several thousand tons of grain which Kyiv claims Russia has stolen.
The Ukrainian soup borscht — which in 2023 was set to be added to the UN’s list of endangered cultural heritage items — has had its inscription hastened by the “negative impact on this tradition” caused by the war, UNESCO said.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Friday that “massive investments” would be needed for the reconstruction of Ukraine, but the country’s path to EU membership would go “hand in hand” with that process.
Russian missile strikes in the southern Odesa region left 21 dead and dozens wounded.
ab,dh/msh (AP, AFP, dpa, Reuters)
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