In a video address, Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin announced that his private military company will be pulling out of Ukraine and heading to Africa for training. Prigozhin criticized Russia’s conduct in the war and expressed the possibility of returning to Ukraine in the future. Meanwhile, Russia’s Defense Ministry declared that all ships sailing towards Ukraine will be considered potential targets, suspecting the transport of military cargo. As a result, Kyiv revealed plans to set up a temporary shipping route for food exports. In a recent attack, Russia unleashed intense drone and missile strikes on critical port infrastructure in southern Ukraine, damaging grain and oil terminals.