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  • Ukraine said work has begun at three ports to create “green corridors” for grain exports, the BBC wrote. Officials announced that “caravans” of ships headed by Ukrainian Navy boats will cruise through the Black Sea after the routes are established.
  • Ukrainian forces destroyed a strategically important bridge Russia needed to supply its troops occupying the country’s south, Euronews reported. The bridge is the principal crossing across the Dnieper River in the Kherson area. The only other alternative is a dam at the Kakhovka hydropower facility, which was targeted by Ukrainian troops last week but has remained open to traffic.
  • Ukrainian refugees in Poland will cost more than $5.3 billion, or close to one percent of the nation’s gross domestic product, according to Bloomberg. Meanwhile, the United Nations Refugee Agency estimated that nearly 10 million people have fled Ukraine since Russia invaded its neighbor in late February.

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