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Ukraine Latest: First Grain Ship From Odesa Arrives in Turkey

Ukrainian gunmen fire a US made M777 howitzer from their position on the front line in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, on Aug. 1.

Ukrainian gunmen fire a US made M777 howitzer from their position on the front line in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, on Aug. 1.

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The first ship carrying grain from Ukraine under an agreement with Russia arrived in Turkey. The Kremlin said that Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan for talks in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Friday, including on the deal brokered by Turkey and the United Nations to unblock Ukraine’s grain exports. 

Ukraine began mandatory evacuation of its citizens from Donetsk following President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s call on civilians to leave the eastern region for their own safety.