A weekly recap and look ahead (July 11) : NPR

A weekly recap and look ahead (July 11) : NPR

Iryna Shulimova, 59, weeps at the scene in the aftermath of a Russian rocket that strike an condominium constructing in Chasiv Yar, Donetsk region, jap Ukraine, on Sunday. At least 30 individuals were being killed and other individuals may perhaps nevertheless be trapped in the rubble.

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Iryna Shulimova, 59, weeps at the scene in the aftermath of a Russian rocket that hit an condominium creating in Chasiv Yar, Donetsk region, jap Ukraine, on Sunday. At minimum 30 people were killed and many others may however be trapped in the rubble.

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As the 7 days starts, this is a roundup of important developments from the past 7 days and a appear in advance.

What to check out this week

On Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will go to the opening of a Donetsk embassy in Moscow, representing the Russian-backed, self-proclaimed impartial area that Ukraine and other nations around the world refuse to realize. Russia carries on its force to capture Donetsk, following now using about the other significant element of Ukraine’s japanese Donbas location, Luhansk.

NATO Secretary-Basic Jens Stoltenberg is scheduled to transient the European Parliament’s protection and international affairs committees on Wednesday.

WNBA star Brittney Griner’s following court docket hearing is established to just take position in Moscow on Thursday. She has admitted to bringing cannabis into Russia, but mentioned she’d packed in a hurry and did not intend to crack the law.

Russia may perhaps be setting up to annex Kharkiv, in northeastern Ukraine, going outside of its mentioned aims of capturing areas this sort of as Luhansk and Donetsk in the east, U.S. stability analysts claimed.

Ukraine’s governing administration asked civilians to evacuate Russian-occupied Kherson as Ukrainian forces ready a counterattack there.

What happened final 7 days

July 4: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy confirmed that Russia experienced taken regulate of Lysychansk, the past metropolis in the jap Luhansk location that experienced been less than Ukrainian control. He vowed Ukraine would retake the metropolis.

July 5: Global leaders and intercontinental corporations satisfied in Lugano, Switzerland, to chart a way ahead in supporting Ukraine’s restoration. Billed as “the intercontinental kick-off for the recovery approach in Ukraine,” the assembly adopted ideas to help the place in rebuilding from the war with Russia. Britain will host up coming year’s Ukraine Restoration Conference.

July 6: Russia and the U.S. trolled just about every other about the address of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. Russian authorities renamed the road as “Donetsk People’s Republic Sq..” The U.S. Embassy responded by exhibiting geo-coordinates as its tackle on its homepage, while sticking to the prior Bolshoy Deviatinsky Pereulok street tackle on its other webpages.

July 7: Ukraine reinstalled the national flag on Snake Island immediately after regaining handle of the Black Sea island from Russian forces. Snake Island turned a legendary image early in the war when Ukrainian troops there reportedly defied a Russian warship’s need to surrender.

And Brittney Griner pleaded guilty to drug fees in a Moscow court final Thursday. The U.S. basketball star also wrote a letter to President Biden asking for assist. She was arrested in February just as Russia was making ready to invade Ukraine. The Biden administration states she is wrongfully detained and is functioning to get her residence.

July 8: The Biden administration introduced a $400 million armed service aid bundle for Ukraine, which include Superior Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, which Ukrainian officers say make a change on the battlefield. The lightweight HIMARS mount on a truck and can arrive at targets up to 180 miles away.

July 9: America’s best diplomat explained to his Chinese counterpart the Biden administration is deeply concerned about Beijing’s alignment with Moscow. Secretary of Point out Antony Blinken rejected China’s assert that it truly is neutral over the Russia-Ukraine war and reported Beijing’s stance even more complicates U.S.-Chinese ties. Chinese International Minister Wang Yi blamed the U.S. for the countries’ tensions and accused it of “China-phobia.”

July 10: A Russian rocket assault on Sunday killed at least 30 folks in an apartment constructing in Chasiv Yar, a town in Donetsk.

In-depth

In eastern Ukraine’s coal fields, Russia’s invasion sparks hopes of a comeback.

Ukrainians have a exclusive location in their hearts for Boris Johnson.

The NPR Politics Podcast seems at Brittney Griner’s detention in Russia.

Shredded trees, dead dolphins and wildfires — how Russia’s invasion is hurting mother nature.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has consolidated Ukraine’s Tv set stores and dissolved rival political parties.

The last town in Luhansk has fallen to Russia. What does that indicate for Ukraine?

Hardened by 8 several years of war, quite a few Ukrainians are remaining place.

Specific report

Russia’s war in Ukraine is shifting the planet: See its ripple outcomes in all corners of the globe.

Earlier developments

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