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In this handout photo released by the Russian Defense Ministry, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is shown visiting the Admiral Shaposhnikov frigate of the Russian navy in the port of Vladivostok on Sept. 16. (AP)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Vladivostok, a city in far-eastern Russia close to the Chinese and North Korean borders. He was met by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and viewed aviation equipment and missile systems, state media outlet Tass reported. It is the latest stop on Kim’s trip to the country, which has sparked concern in Washington over a possible arms deal between Moscow and Pyongyang.

Two merchant ships approached Ukrainian ports Saturday, becoming the first civilian vessels to use a temporary shipping corridor in the Black Sea following the collapse of a grain deal with Russia, Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov said. The Palauan-flagged ships – Resilient Africa and Aroyat – are headed to Chornomorsk, where they will load nearly 20,000 tons of wheat for Africa and Asia, Kubrakov said.

Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.

A Ukrainian minister vowed there would be further attacks on Russian warships. “There will be more drones, more attacks, and fewer Russian ships. That’s for sure,” Digital Transformation Minister Mykhailo Fedorov said in an interview with Reuters. According to the British Defense Ministry, an attack on Russia’s Black Sea Fleet earlier this week “almost certainly” caused major damage to a landing ship and submarine at the Sevastopol naval base in occupied Crimea.

Poland, Hungary and Slovakia imposed restrictions on Ukrainian grain imports after a European Commission block on shipments entering five bordering E.U. countries expired Friday. Limited access to Black Sea ports during the war has caused a surge in Ukrainian grain passing through neighboring countries, driving down prices and angering local producers. The European Commission said in a statement market distortions have now “disappeared,” but some leaders were not convinced. The restrictions do not apply to the transport of Ukrainian goods through the respective countries.

UNESCO added Kyiv’s St. Sophia’s Cathedral and Lviv to its World Heritage in Danger list Friday. The sites face the “risk of direct attack” and are “vulnerable to the shock waves caused by the bombing of the two cities,” the organization said. UNESCO’s list designates 56 sites “in danger,” including the Black Sea port city of Odessa, which was added in January.

Poland will ban Russian-registered cars from entering its territory from Sunday, Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski announced Saturday according to Polish news agency PAP. The move comes a day after Finland followed its Baltic neighbors Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in imposing similar restrictions, Finnish media reported. An update to European Commission guidelines has asked member states to stop Russian citizens from bringing cars and other goods into the European Union in an effort to prevent sanction-dodging.

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