War in Ukraine, live: US tells Kyiv to redouble efforts against corruption

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Presented live by Solène L’Hénoret

Cover photo: Ukrainian rescue workers respond to a Russian strike in Chuhuiv, Kharkiv region, on July 26, 2022. Andrii Marienko/AP

  • The countries of the European Union agreed on Tuesday to reduce gas consumption this winter to reduce their dependence on Moscow after another sharp drop in Russian supplies. Global stock markets fell on Tuesday, concerned about gas supplies to Europe and the impact of inflation on western economies amid corporate results.
  • The Russian economy is less affected by the sanctions than expected, This was announced by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday. Russia’s gross domestic product is expected to contract by 6% in 2022, the IMF predicts, much less than the 8.5% contraction the institution had anticipated in its earlier forecasts in April. The European countries, on the other hand, are suffering more than expected, according to the IMF.
  • A residential area of ​​Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city in the north-east of the country, was bombed Tuesday, according to its mayor Ihor Terekhov. Russia launched S-300 missiles from Belgorod, said Maria Avdeeva, research director of the European Expert Association, adding “one touched the children’s soccer field; the second, [une zone] near subway entrance”.
  • A “mass strike” touched Mykolaiv, Tuesday morning, the city’s regional governor said, releasing video where we see many explosions and black smoke. A critical infrastructure facility and an automobile company were reportedly hit with no casualties. Rockets were also aimed at the outskirts of the city and there were attempts to damage port facilities.
  • Russia suspends operations of the International Space Station (ISS). “after 2024”, announced Tuesday the head of the Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos), Yuri Borisov, who flaunted his country’s space ambitions. However, following that announcement, NASA said it had not yet received any official notification of that decision.
  • The United States on Tuesday asked Ukraine to elect a prosecutor general capable of fighting corruption to replace Iryna Venediktova, who was recently fired for failing to fight against espionage for Russia in her service. “We join the Ukrainian people in emphasizing the importance of transparently appointing a new, highly qualified and truly independent Attorney General.”said State Department spokesman Ned Price.

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Kaddouri Ismail

I am Ismail from Morocco, I work as a blogger and online marketer. I am also the founder of the “Mofid” site, in which I constantly publish many important articles in the field of technology, taking advantage of more than 5 years of experience working in the field. I focus on publishing in a group of areas, the most important of which are programming, e-marketing, digital currencies and freelance work.

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