Latest Developments in Ukraine: August 6 – Voice of the usa – VOA News

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The most recent developments in Russia’s fight against Ukraine. All occasions EDT.

1:27 a.m.: President Vladimir Putin and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan adopted an announcement on Friday pledging to improve economic and political cooperation including in energy and trade, Reuters reported.

The talks between Putin and Erdogan came as Russia’s isolation grows following its intervention in Ukraine.

The statement stated the 2 leaders agreed “to satisfy the expectations of the other side within the spheres of economy and.”

While Moscow’s military campaign in Ukraine wasn’t clearly pointed out within the statement, the leaders stressed the resumption of Ukrainian grain shipments, pointing towards the two countries’ “constructive relations” they stressed made the agreement possible.

12:02 a.m.: Russia’s TASS news agency on Friday reported separatist forces as saying they and Russian troops had full charge of Pisky in Donetsk region, a prepared village held by Ukrainian troops and shut to Donetsk city, that is at the disposal of Russian-backed separatist forces.

But Ukrainian presidential advisor Oleksiy Arestovych stated: “There’s hardly any proof of any movement here. They (the Russians) made an effort to succeed however it was unsuccessful.”

Ukraine has switched the village right into a stronghold, seeing it as being a buffer against Russian-backed forces holding Donetsk city about 10 km towards the southeast.

TASS also stated fighting was happening within the town of Bakhmut, north of Donetsk and Russia’s next primary target.

Arestovych stated Ukrainian forces had recaptured two villages near Izyum in Kharkiv region, which borders Russia, and were evolving on the third.

Reuters couldn’t verify either side’s assertions about battlefield developments.

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