Russia attacks strategic port for exporting grain, says Ukraine


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Soldado ucraniano em barricada no litoral do país, perto da cidade de Odessa, em março de 2022.

Ukrainian soldier at a barricade on the country’s coast, near the city of Odessa, in March

.| Photo: Sedat Suna/EFE/EPA Authorities in Ukraine reported on Saturday a Russian attack on the commercial port of Odessa , a strategic point for exporting grain across the Black Sea. “The enemy attacked the commercial seaport with Kalibr-class cruise missiles. Two missiles were shot down by the Ukrainian defenses, while two hit the port infrastructure,” Ukrainian sources in Odessa said, according to the portalUkrinform, which also recalled the fundamental role of this port for the export of cereals, as well as the agreement reached with Russia in this area.

This agreement, promoted by Turkey and the United Nations, includes a maritime corridor to alleviate the food crisis caused by the Russian blockade of Ukrainian ports in Black Sea. Specifically, it will allow cargo ships to export from three Ukrainian ports – Odessa, Yuzhnyi and Chornomorsk – around 17 millions of tons of wheat, corn and other grains stored in silos. The agreement was signed in Turkey by the Russian Defense Minister, Sergei Choigu, and the Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister, Oleksandr Kubrakov, in the presence of the UN Secretary General, António Guterres.

The government of Ukraine accused Russia of “spitting in the face” of the UN and Turkey by attacking the port of Odessa soon after signing the agreement to enable grain exports. Russia must assume “full responsibility” if this agreement is broken, a Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesperson said, also according to the portal Ukrinfrom. “It is an attack by Vladimir Putin on UN Secretary General António Guterres and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan,” said a statement released by Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolenko.

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