Sean Penn is the latest celebrity to travel to Ukraine and meet with President Zelensky
Actor Sean Penn is reportedly creating a documentary on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
He is seeking to visit the war-torn areas where Russian troops have allegedly committed war crimes.
The leader thanked Penn for his support during the meeting. It comes a week after Zelensky met with Hollywood star Ben Stiller, who was visiting for humanitarian reasons.
Meanwhile, fresh vision has emerged of a Russian missile strike on a crowded shopping mall in the country’s east.
It’s understood 18 people are dead, and dozens are still missing. Moscow says it struck a nearby arms depot and is claiming the mall was empty at the time.
The blast sent shockwaves around surrounding areas, where people can be seen running away from the areas of impact.
Meanwhile, President Zelensky is calling Russia a terrorist state. He urged his U.N. counterparts to stand up and pay their respects, as he dialled in for urgent talks.
Zelensky named victims of the war, including a three-month-old. He also drew on the U.N. Charter for maintaining international peace and security.
Meanwhile, Russia’s representatives expressed concern about President Zelensky’s speech. Dmitry Polyanskiy says he did not receive any consultation beforehand.
Airline resumes flights to Russia, despite war
Wizz Abu Dhabi will resume flights to Russia from October 3, despite global warnings
Wizz Abu Dhabi has confirmed it will resumes its flights to Russia from October 3, despite the war in Ukraine.
The budget airline says ‘passenger demand’ is the main reason behind putting Russia back on their destination list.
As the war in Ukraine moves into its sixth month, countries around the world continue to condemn Russia’s atrocities.
Immediately following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, international businesses boycotted the country and world leaders economically isolated them from the global stage.
Most sanctions against Russia are still in place and will remain that way until Russia ceases its war in Ukraine.
Zelensky’s hometown in Russian crosshairs
Ukraine said on Wednesday that Russia might be building a strike force to target Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskyy’s hometown
Ukraine has warned that Moscow could be preparing new offensive operations in southern Ukraine.
Russia occupies broad stretches of Ukrainian territory in the south of the country,
Much of which Russia captured early on in the war after it launched its February 24 invasion.
Ukraine has also said that Russia has begun to assemble a military strike force – and may be aiming for Kryvyi Rih – the hometown of the Ukrainian president.
“It’s also quite likely that the enemy is preparing a hostile counter-offensive with the subsequent plan of getting to the administrative boundary of Kherson region”Ukraine southern military command
However, Ukraine has also said it was to mount a counter-offensive to regions of Ukraine that Russia currently holds.
Kryvyi Rih is a steel-producing town around 50km (30 miles) from the southern frontline of the war.
Grain vessel allowed to leave Ukraine waters
A cargo vessel carrying grain for export has been permitted to leave Ukrainian waters via the Black Sea in a rare Russia-Ukraine agreement
The vessel, named “Razoni” under a Sierra-Leone registration left the port of Odesa bound for Lebanon, carrying 26,000 tonnes of grain on board.
It’s the first cargo vessel that’s been permitted to carry cargo on the Black Sea following an export agreement between Ukraine and Russia that was brokered by Turkey and the United Nations.
Russia and Ukraine account for a third of the world’s global wheat supply between them.
But Russian blockades of Ukraine’s Black Sea coast as well as the ongoing war have meant exports have plummeted – leading many nations to worry over interrupted food supplies.
Crew aboard the vessel spoke of their concerns about sea mines.
Abdullah jendi, junior engineer aboard razoni
“To be honest, I am scared from the fact that there are naval mines. This is the only thing that I fear during this trip, as for the other things, we are used to them as sailors.”
But they also spoke of their joy at being allowed to sail through.
Junior engineer Abdullah Jendi said it was a great feeling.
“Everyone on the ship was very happy,” he said. “I can say that it was the best feeling we have had in 2022.”
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