Latest: The United Nations expressed hope The first grain shipments from blockaded Ukrainian ports will begin on Friday. However, the exact coordinates needed to ensure safe passage of ships were still being negotiated on Thursday, UN Assistant Chief Martin Griffiths said. said.
Fighting: Analysts have identified Russia’s latest operational pause as an attempt to regroup troops ahead of a redoubt in Ukraine’s south and east in recent weeks. Russia appears to be resuming its ground offensiveDefense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Saturday told troops to intensify attacks in “all operational sectors” of Ukraine.