Wednesday, August 10

Ukraine denounces a Russian attack on the port of Odessa after the signing of the grain export agreement

The Ukrainian authorities have reported this Saturday of a Russian attack on the commercial port of Odessa, a key point for the export of grain through the Black Sea, just one day after the signing of an agreement to resume grain exports.

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“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 reported from Odessa, according to the Ukrinform portal. Said media then recalls the key role of that port for the export of cereals, as well as the agreement reached this Friday in Istanbul with Russia in this area.

This agreement, sponsored by Turkey and the United Nations, contemplates a maritime corridor to alleviate the food crisis caused by the Russian blockade of the Ukrainian ports of the Black Sea.

Specifically, it will allow cargo ships to export from three Ukrainian ports – Odesa, along with Pivdennyi and Chornomorsk – around 22 million tons of wheat, corn and other grains stored in silos.

The agreement was signed this Friday in Turkey by the Russian Defense Minister, Serguei Shoigu, and the Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister, Oleksandr Kubrakov, in the presence of the UN Secretary General, António Guterres.

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