The fruit was transported from temporarily occupied Kherson for 8 days. “Instead of a direct route of 170 kilometers, it overcame 900, and stood in line,” a person who brought it to Yuzhne in Odesa Oblast, where auctions took place, said. Money will be donated to Ukraine’s Armed Forces. The video of the auction was shared by the journalist Olha Hodovenko.
Because of the Russian occupation of the south of Ukraine, watermelons went up in price five times in Ukraine.
Sustained Russian offensive operations over the past week result in marginal advances at best against steadfast Ukrainian lines in various sectors including northeastern, eastern, and southern Ukraine.
Over the past 24 hours, Russian forces have repeatedly shelled Ukraine's Kherson and Donetsk oblasts, killing four civilians and wounding eight.
The European Parliament is set to vote on the resolution on 18 January.
In its latest intelligence update, the British Defense Ministry notes that Russia likely launched its Iranian-made Shahed kamikaze…