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First post-blockade food aid ship leaves Ukraine for Africa

Ship left Ukrainian port of Pivdennyi -Eikon data Bound for Djibouti, grain for Ethiopia Five ships left Ukraine on Tuesday -Turkish ministry Thirty ships apply to go to Ukraine in next two weeks -minister KYIV/ISTANBUL, Aug 16 (Reuters) – The ship Brave Commander has left the Ukrainian port of Pivdennyi, carrying the first cargo of […]

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Russian forces pound Ukraine’s Donetsk region

Heavy Russian shelling around Donetsk region -Ukraine military Russians threatening Zaporizhzhia are ‘targets’ -Zelenskiy Humanitarian cargo due to set sail for Ethiopia KYIV, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces reported heavy Russian shelling and attempts to advance on several towns in the eastern region of Donetsk that has become a key focus of the near […]

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Live Updates: Foreign Aid Helps Ukraine Stem Russian Advances

A Ukrainian artillery unit firing toward Russian infantry troops advancing around the eastern Ukrainian town of Pokrovske on Wednesday.Credit…David Guttenfelder for The New York Times As the war drags on, Ukraine has managed to hold off Russian gains for the past month thanks in large part to continued support from the U.S. and European allies, […]

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Aid helps Ukraine achieve ‘outweighed gains.’

A Ukrainian artillery unit firing toward Russian infantry troops advancing around the eastern Ukrainian town of Pokrovske on Wednesday.Credit…David Guttenfelder for The New York Times As the war drags on, Ukraine has managed to hold off Russian gains for the past month thanks in large part to continued support from the U.S. and European allies, […]

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Aid shipment to Afghanistan cancelled due to Canadian anti-terrorist law | CBC News

Two containers of food bound for Afghanistan have been cancelled by a Canada-based aid agency because of a law banning any dealings with the Taliban. World Vision says it has been forced to cancel a large shipment of “therapeutic food,” which it said could have fed around 1,800 children. Asuntha Charles, World Vision Afghanistan’s national […]

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U.S. Open to hold humanitarian aid effort for Ukraine

NEW YORK, Aug 10 (Reuters) – The U.S. Open will host a tournament-long campaign to raise awareness and humanitarian aid for Ukraine, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) said on Wednesday, with a goal of raising $2 million in relief. The effort will kick off August 24 with an exhibition event at Louis Armstrong Stadium […]

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Claim overstates money US approved in aid for Ukraine

The claim: Biden spent 15 times more money securing Ukraine’s border than Trump spent on the border wall Russia’s war in Ukraine has entered its sixth month, and the Biden administration continues to provide billions of dollars in aid to Ukraine and other countries affected by the conflict. A July 11 Facebook post, which is a screenshot of a […]

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News Wrap: U.S. to send another $1 billion in aid to Ukraine

In our news wrap Monday, the U.S. is sending $1 billion in military aid to Ukraine as Ukrainians warn the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant is in jeopardy, a cease-fire between Israel and Gaza is holding after Israel killed 44 Palestinians, China is planning more military exercises around Taiwan, and investigators in New Mexico search for a […]

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US pledges further $1bn in military aid for Ukraine

The US will send $1bn in additional military aid to Ukraine, the largest single drawdown of equipment since the start of the war. The latest package will include additional ammunition for high mobility artillery rocket systems (Himars), tens of thousands of rounds of artillery and mortar ammunition, anti-armour systems and armoured medical treatment vehicles. Including […]

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U.S. to send $4.5 billion more to Ukraine for budget needs

National flags of Ukraine and the U.S. fly at a compound of a police training base outside Kiev, Ukraine, May 6, 2016. Picture taken May 6, 2016. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 8 (Reuters) – The United States will provide an additional $4.5 billion to Ukraine’s government, bringing […]