Weekly megathread for news/updates/discussion of Russian invasion of Ukraine - April 13
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Poland, Hungary ban grain and food imports from Ukraine (Reuters)
Another Ukrainian ally bans its grain imports as tensions grow over a glut in Europe
Assuming the markets for grain the Black Sea was giving access to still exist, and port capacity exists elsewhere, it seems like a solution would be for the EU to provide e.g. Bulgaria the means to buy and resell Ukrainian grain outside of Europe?
Cambridge student designs plastic windows for Ukraine homes (BBC)
Russia’s oil exports are back to pre-war levels (CNN)
This comes from a mixture of pictures, videos from Reznikov and a quote from (IIRC) the US DoD:
AMX-10RCs and Bradleys are confirmed to have arrived in Ukraine. Training on Leopard 2s is ongoing, but one driver did unfortunately manage to do an ollie on another tank and behead it - the Polish instructor was not impressed. Clips and pics if/when I can find them.