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Grafik zeigt Lagebericht für Tag 509 der russischen Invasion der Ukraine.


Russische Invasion: Situationsbericht Tag 509

By Phil Bainbridge

July 17, 2023 - Bericht von zwei Explosionen auf der wichtigen Kerch Strait Brücke, die die russisch besetzte Krim mit dem Festland verbindet, es gibt zwei Tote, die Brücke zeigt Risse und neigt sich auf eine Seite.

Russian sate media has blamed the attack on Ukrainian “special forces” operating unmanned sea-borne drones, but some in Kyiv are speculating it may have been planned in Moscow to justify the lapsing of the Black Sea grain deal which expires Monday. The Kremlin has threatened to pull out of the deal unless “obstacles to the export of Russian food and fertilisers” are removed.

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he regards use of cluster munitions as criminal but may deploy them in a “reciprocal action” if Ukraine uses them against Russian forces. Niether Russia, Ukraine or the U.S. signed up to the UN Convention banning their use and Human Rights Watch believes both sides have already used them.

PUBLISHED: 17/07/2023; STORY: Graphic News