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A UN-chartered vessel laden with grain set off from Ukraine for Africa on Tuesday following a deal to relieve a global food crisis, the ministry in charge of shipments said. Follow FRANCE 24’s live coverage of the Ukraine crisis. All times are Paris time (GMT+2).
7:17am: Crimea arms depot explosions suggest Ukrainian operation
Moscow denounced sabotage and Ukraine hinted at responsibility for new explosions on Tuesday at a military base in Russian-annexed Crimea that is an important supply line for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
According to FRANCE 24’s chief foreign editor Rob Parsons reporting from Kyiv, “the Ukrainians are remaining tight-lipped about what’s going on. They prefer to maintain a policy of strategic ambiguity when it comes to what they are doing and what their intentions are behind…