Russia has claimed the destruction of military infrastructure in the port of Odessa after an attack. The attacks follow an agreement between Moscow and Kyiv on Ukrainian grain exports, on facilities critical to trade.
TookA spokesman for Russian diplomacy said on Sunday that Russian missiles destroyed military infrastructure a day earlier in the Odessa port, crucial for Ukraine’s grain exports.
“The Kalibr missiles destroyed the military infrastructure in the port of Odessa with a high-precision strike,” Maria Zakharova wrote on her Telegram account in response to a statement by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. An agreement with Moscow.
According to Ms. Zakharova, these missiles specifically destroyed a Ukrainian “military star”. He did not elaborate or provide evidence.
Following these shots at Odessa, Ukraine accused Vladimir Putin of “spitting in the face” of the United Nations and Turkey and compromising the application of the agreement signed Friday on the resumption of grain exports blocked by the controversy.
On Saturday, however, Russia denied Turkey’s involvement in the attacks: “The Russians told us they had nothing to do with the attack and were investigating this question very closely”, Turkey’s Defense Minister Hulusi Akar gave the assurance.
“Safe Corridors” in Danger
According to Kyiv, two missiles hit the port area of Odessa, and two others were shot down by anti-aircraft defenses before reaching their target.
The agreement signed Friday in Istanbul between Russia and Ukraine specifically provides for the establishment of “safe corridors” to allow the movement of merchant ships into the Black Sea, with Moscow and Kyiv pledging “not to attack”. Huh. to a United Nations official.
This should make it possible to export 20 to 25 million tonnes of grain blocked to Ukraine and thus reduce the risk of a world food crisis.
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