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On the 134th day of the Russo-Ukraine War, Russian forces intensified long-range shelling on the city of Kharkiv. On the other hand, eight people have been killed and 25 others have been injured in the shelling that has been going on for the past 24 hours in the rebel-claimed province of Donysk in Ukraine. On the other hand, pro-Russian separatists said that four of their civilians were also killed in the attack by the Ukrainian army. The Russian army is attacking very quickly in Kharkiv.
From here Ukrainian troops pushed back Moscow’s armored forces in the early stages of the war. It is believed that Russian troops may capture the city of Kramatorsk in Donetsk in the coming weeks. Most of the citizens have come out of the city in the last few days. On the other hand, the Russian Defense Ministry claimed that it had destroyed two US-made advanced rocket systems and their ammunition depot in Donysk. However, Ukraine has denied this.
Post-war inflation brought 71 million people below the poverty line
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) said in a report that the sharp rise in food and energy prices after the Russian invasion of Ukraine has left more than 71 million people in the world below the poverty line. The UNDP estimates that in the first three months after the start of the war, more than 51.6 million people fell below the poverty line and are living on $1.90 a day or less. With this, about nine percent of the world’s population fell below the poverty line. About 20 million people are living on less than $3.20 a day.
Sanctions imposed on Russia also have a bad effect
The imposition of sanctions against Russia by Western countries has pushed up the prices of fuel and staple food items such as wheat, sugar and cooking oil. The blockade of Ukrainian ports and the inability to export grain to low-income countries further increased prices. UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner said the impact on the cost of living was serious and had not been seen in recent times.