Ukraine's military says it destroyed Russia's Caesar Kunikov ship off the coast of occupied Crimea, although Russia has so far not confirmed the incident.
Russia struck the Ukrainian Black Sea city of Odesa again on Sunday, keeping up a barrage of attacks that has damaged critical port infrastructure in southern Ukraine in the past week.
An agreement allowing Ukrainian grain to ship through the Black Sea has been extended for two months just a day before its expiration — overcoming Russia's threats to pull out of the deal.
Brokered by the United Nations and Turkey, the deal allows Ukraine to ship food and fertilizer through a humanitarian corridor from Black Sea ports. The duration of the extension remained uncertain.
The United States accused Russia of an "unsafe" and "unprofessional" intercept of its MQ-9 Reaper surveillance drone that forced it to be brought down over the Black Sea this week
The 42-second video comes two days after the Pentagon accused a Russian aircraft of colliding with an uncrewed MQ-9 Reaper drone. The Kremlin has denied that it intentionally downed the vehicle.
The U.S. military said a Russian fighter jet conducting "an unsafe and unprofessional intercept" struck the propeller of a U.S. drone over the Black Sea, causing U.S. forces to bring it down.
European leaders have finalized an agreement for an undersea electricity connector that could become a new power source for the EU amid a crunch on energy supplies caused by the war in Ukraine.
The milestone comes after the U.N. and Turkey signed agreements with Russia and Ukraine to resume exports. The U.N. had pushed for a deal to address a growing global food shortage.