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⚡️Bloomberg: Ukraine considering debt restructuring for $1.4 billion redemption and interest payments. Several options are being considered but a decision is not likely to be made until late in the summer, Bloomberg reports citing three people familiar with the matter.
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Ukraine has time until at least Sept. 1, when it faces a $1.4 billion redemption and interest payments, according to Bloomberg calculations. Ukraine might use Russia’s frozen assets as collateral, though the legal viability of such an idea is unclear, sources said.
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⚡️The Guardian: US blocks a local company with links to Russian oligarch Kerimov. The U.S. Treasure Department on June 30 blocked a Delaware based comapny Heritage Trust worth over $1 billion.
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The company is linked to Russian oligarch Suleiman Kerimov who has ties to Russian dictarot Vladimir Putin. It was used to bring money into the U.S. through shell companies and under-the-radar foundations established in Europe, Treasury Department officials said.
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⚡️Russian missile attack on Odesa Oblast kills 10, injures 7. Odesa Oblast Governor Serhii Bratchuk reported early on July 1 that Russian missile hit a 9-story high-rise and another targeted a leisure complex in Bilhorod-Dnistrovsky District.
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Ten people were killed in the attack on the high-rise as of 2:30 a.m. local time and seven injured, including three children. The rescue operation continues.
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⚡️ UN: Nearly half of internally displaced Ukrainians return home. The International Organization for Migration reported over 5.5 million people have returned to their homes in Ukraine, although 6.2 million remain internally displaced.
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According to the IOM, 15% of those that have returned report that their homes have been damaged by Russia’s war.
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⚡️ Satellite images show Snake Island free of Russian troops. Images published by Maxar Technologies show several vehicles and buildings destroyed in the northern part of the Snake Island, located in the Black Sea 35 kilometers south of mainland Ukraine.
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⚡️ Ukraine’s state-owned oil and gas company Naftogaz to triple car fuel imports in July. According to its chairman Yuriy Vitrenko, Naftogaz will import up to 15,600 tons in July, and may become the leading provider of fuel in Ukraine in a few months.
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⚡️ Ukraine starts to export electricity to EU on June 30. Ukrainian electricity will be exported through Romania, but later the routes will be expanded by adding Slovakia and Hungary. The total capacity for export is currently 100 megawatts per day.
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It is expected to grow to 800 megawatts by the end of the year. “It will provide an additional source of electricity for the EU,” said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. “And much-needed revenues to Ukraine.”
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⚡️ Canada to provide Ukraine with dozens of armored combat vehicles. At the end of the NATO summit in Madrid, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau announced that the country was finalizing an agreement on 39 armored vehicles for Ukraine, initially ordered for the Canadian military.
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“We’re just glad to help and we're going to continue to look and respond to things that they need,” Trudeau said.
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⚡️ General Staff: Russian troops have 'partial success' near Lysychansk. According to Ukraine's Armed Forces, Russian troops have stormed the Lysychansk oil refinery and took control of the northern part of the plant. The city is constantly shelled.
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⚡️ Intelligence: Сampaign conducted in Transnistria to recruit men for Russian Armed Forces. According to Ukrainian intelligence, a campaign is ongoing in the Russian-controlled Transnistria region of Moldova to convince men to sign a contract with the Russian military.
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⚡️ Macron: France to 'swiftly deliver' 6 Caesar howitzers to Ukraine. French President Emmanuel Macron said that the NATO allies meeting in Madrid unanimously decided to step up their economic, humanitarian and military support for Ukraine.
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France will deliver "6 more Caesar howitzers and a significant number of armored vehicles" to Ukraine, Macron said.
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⚡️ 3 law enforcement officers accused of helping Russians identify Ukrainian veterans in occupied Berdiansk. According to the State Bureau of Investigation, the officers are collaborating with the Russian troops and have handed over service vehicles and weapons to them.
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They are also suspected of giving addresses of Ukrainian war veterans living in the city to the Russian military.
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