Two weeks ago, Russia dropped out of a deal that allowed Ukraine to safely ship its food to other countries. Now Russia is attacking Ukraine's ports, trying to prevent Ukraine from selling its grain. The effort is likely to lead to higher food prices worldwide.
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On Friday, a military group that's paid to work with Russia threatened to attack the country instead. By Saturday, the two sides reached an agreement to work together again. But the temporary rebellion has shocked Russia and left President Vladimir Putin weaker.
Over the last month, around 100 top secret US documents have been leaked online. The leaks are embarrassing for the US and its allies, and could affect Ukraine's ability to defend itself against Russian attacks. It's not clear who's behind the leaks.
On Monday, US President Joe Biden made a surprise visit to Ukraine, where he met with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky. The visit was meant to show support for the country in its fight against Russia as the war enters its second year.
Last Wednesday, Germany and the United States announced that they would send tanks to Ukraine. The announcement came after months of questions about whether to send the weapons or not.
Russia is targeting systems that supply Ukraine's electricity, heating, and water. The attacks will make the coming winter extremely hard for civilians in Ukraine. Some people say Russia is guilty of war crimes for targeting civilians instead of soldiers.
In today's news roundup, a missile hits Poland as Ukraine struggles to defend itself against Russia, aid begins to reach Tigray after the fighting stops in Ethiopia, and a special US Space Force plane ends a two-and-a-half year flight.
On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed treaties that he claims turn four large areas of Ukraine into Russian land. Mr. Putin says he will strongly defend these areas. Western countries condemned the move, saying the land still belongs to Ukraine.
Ukraine has shut down the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. The plant - the largest in Europe - has often been attacked in recent months, causing safety concerns. After losing power from outside, experts have decided to shut the plant down for safety.
Last Thursday, students across Ukraine headed back to school. But six months after the country was invaded by Russian forces, the experience of going back to school in Ukraine is very different than it was last school year.