Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 160

by | Aug 2, 2022 | World

As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 160th day, we take a look at the main developments.Here are the key events so far on Tuesday, August 2.
Diplomacy and energy

The first ship to depart Odesa under a landmark grain deal is continuing its journey towards Istanbul, where it will be inspected before heading to Lebanon.
Still, there are many hurdles to overcome before millions of tonnes of Ukrainian grain depart from the country’s Black Sea ports.
Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of laying mines that now float around the Black Sea, drifting far from Ukraine’s shores, with Romanian, Bulgarian and Turkish military diving teams defusing those that have ended up in their waters.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said there was little Russia could do to help with urgent repairs required to malfunctioning Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline equipment, following further falls in Gazprom production and exports.
Russia also said it was blacklisting 39 British citizens, including the leader of the main opposition Labour Party, Keir Starmer, and former Prime Minister David Cameron.

‘Nuclear shield’

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant was being used as a “nuclear shield” by Russian troops who established a base there.
Ukraine’s deputy foreign affairs minister Mykola Tochytskyi said “robust joint actions are needed to prevent nuclear dis …

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