5:50 a.m. : Ahead of a rise in cereal prices during the fall?
Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president, sounded the alarm Monday night. The amount of grain that is being exported from Ukraine because of the war could triple to 75 million tonnes "by the fall". The Ukrainian president stated that currently between 20 and 25 millions tonnes of cereals are being blocked. This is in addition to the fact that Ukraine was the fourth-largest exporter of wheat before the Russian invasion.
Ukraine requires maritime corridors to help it overcome the possibility of a shortage within a few months. The Ukrainian president said that the issue is being discussed with Turkey and the United Kingdom, as well as the UN. He also stated that sea exports allow for the export of 10,000,000 tons per month. The Ukraine is also in discussions with Poland and other Baltic countries about small-scale grain exports by rail.
5:45 a.m . Despite the Russians' power, the Ukrainians in Severodonetsk "hold on" to their independence
After the Russian military's advances, the situation in Severodonetsk has become worse for the Ukrainian forces. This is a crucial city in the east and the epicenter of intense fighting with Russian troops. Despite the Russians' increasing numbers and power, the Ukrainian forces defending Severodonetsk "hold on", President Volodymyr Zilensky stated Monday evening during a meeting with journalists.
The eastern front situation is "difficult". He regretted that the towns of Severodonetsk, and Lysytchansk were "now dead towns".
5:45 AM: Good morning everyone! This live will cover the current situation in Ukraine on the 104th anniversary of the Russian invasion.