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EU Trade Chief Says China’s Stance Hurts Commerce

(Bloomberg) — The European Union’s chief trade negotiator, Valdis Dombrovskis, issued some of the bloc’s strongest criticisms yet on China’s failure to condemn Russia’s war in Ukraine, saying it was damaging Beijing’s investment opportunities.


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In Ukraine itself, facilities at the port of Izmail on the Danube River were damaged in overnight drone attacks by Russia, Oleh Kiper, Odesa region governor, said on Telegram. The Ukrainian military said it had intercepted 26 of 38 drones launched. Six were downed in the southern Mykolayiv region, while a Russian missile also hit a plant in Kryvyi Rih in central Ukraine, regional heads said.