Here are the main developments in Moscow and Kyiv as Friday draws to an end
Russian missiles struck residential areas near Odesa and killed at least 21 people. The fighting in the region, which is in southern Ukraine has been going on for several weeks.
In a highly symbolic moment, the flag of the European Union was raised in the Ukrainian Parliament. This was a very emotional moment for lawmakers who stood and applauded. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, congratulated Ukraine for obtaining candidate status last week and launched a potentially long process to allow the country to join.
Inflation in 19 euro-using countries reached a record 8.6% in June. The Eurostat statistics agency estimates that energy prices are nearly 42% higher this year than last year due to the war in Ukraine.
Brittney Griner, WNBA star, was tried in Russia. Prosecutors have not revealed any details. Her drug smuggling charge stems from alleged cannabis vape cartridges found in her luggage. The next hearing for her is scheduled for July 7.
UNESCO declared borsch as a threatened Ukrainian heritage, citing Russia's invasion. The victory of Ukraine's culture minister was declared by Russia, which also claims the hearty beet soup.
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