October 3, 2023

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Russia attacked the port of Odessa after refusing to extend a contract for grain exports from Ukraine.

Russia attacked the port of Odessa after refusing to extend a contract for grain exports from Ukraine.
Russia attacked Odesa port after finalizing a deal to export grain from Ukraine. (Photo: Reuters)

Russia Attacked early Tuesday morning Odessa Cruise missiles with trigger Damage to port infrastructure The city included one of the three Ukrainian ports Grain compact Moscow was suspended on Monday.

“Odessa was hit last night by six Kalibr missiles from the Black Sea,” a representative of the region’s military administration said on Tuesday. Sergey BradchukIt explained that all the missiles were shot down by Ukrainian anti-aircraft defenses.

According to Bratchuk, “Remnants of downed missiles and explosions” The disruptions “caused damage to port infrastructure items and several homes.” One person was injured in a house.

The new missile attack against the port comes hours after the Kremlin announced it would not extend the so-called grain deal signed by Russia with Turkey and the UN. Sea ports including Odessa.

Russia attacked Odessa with cruise missiles early Tuesday, damaging the city’s port infrastructure. (Photo: Reuters)

The agreement was signed in July last year to ensure food security across the world. Ukraine is one of the largest international grain exporters.

A Russian military incursion into the Black Sea has compromised its navigation, which is dominated by Russian forces.

Ukraine has asked Turkey and the UN to guarantee Ukrainian grain exports through the Black Sea without Russia unless Moscow fixes it.

President, Volodymyr Zelenskyhe asked UN Already Turkey itself They extend the initiative to allow the export of Ukrainian grain through the Black Sea, without the participation of Russia.

President, Volodymyr Zelensky. (Photo: Reuters)

I have sent official letters to the President of Turkey (Recep Tayyip) Erdogan and UN Secretary General Guterres proposing to pursue the Black Sea Grain Initiative or an equivalent program. Tripartite formatZelensky said in his daily address to the nation on Monday.

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Even without Moscow’s agreement, Kyiv officials hope the international community will guarantee freedom of navigation in the Black Sea. Violated by the Russian military since launching a large-scale military invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022.

Zelensky added that “Ukraine, the UN and Turkey” can “jointly guarantee the operation of the food corridor and the inspection of ships”, which allows the departure of Ukrainian grain by sea, despite the limitations imposed by the Russian side. Limitations imposed by the Russian invasion.

But on Tuesday, the Kremlin issued a veiled warning about the future of grain exports from Ukraine.

“Without proper security guarantees, Some dangers arise here. These risks should be taken into account if (future agreement) is concluded without RussiaKremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

(with information from EFE)

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