Russian missiles hit Odesa the day after the Moscow-Kyiv wheat deal
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Russian missiles hit Odesa the day after the Moscow-Kyiv wheat deal

The day after the signing of the first agreement between Russians and Ukrainians on the unblocking of grain in the Black Sea ports, Moscow attacks the port with 4 missiles. There could be casualties. Kyiv: “Attack on Odessa is Putin’s spit in the face of the UN and Turkey”

The hope of a successful first agreement fades after a few hours. Several Ukrainian sources say that Russian missiles have targeted the city and the port of Odessa on the Black Sea in the aftermath of the signing of the agreement for the resumption of Ukrainian grain exports blocked in its port for months.

The missiles would have fallen while in the port of Odessa the ships loaded with Ukrainian grain were preparing to leave for the countries that requested it. Under the terms of the grain agreement, Moscow agrees not to hit the ports from which it is exported.

Yet “The enemy attacked the port of Odessa with Kalibr-type cruise missiles. Two missiles were shot down by the anti-aircraft defense,” said a spokesman for the Odessa region administration, Sergey Brachuk, in a statement posted on social media. . It can also be read in Kiev Indipendent.

Of the 4 missiles, two missiles were shot down by Ukrainian air defense, while the other two hit port facilities, the military said. According to Ukrainian MP Oleksiy Goncharenko, the attack allegedly resulted in casualties.

“4 Russian Kalibr missiles attacked hour ago port of Odesa. 2 were intercepted. 2 hit port. There are wounded. wrote on Twitter. “Once again they showed what the deals with them are worth,” he wrote.

(Twitter) Smoke from the port of Odessa

The ongoing war had thrown some suspicion on the agreement by focusing on the need that it might not have been easy to respect it, on twitter there are already many bitter comments and photos depicting Odessa and its port shrouded in smoke.

“Attack on Odessa is Putin’s spit in the face of the UN and Turkey”, Kyiv would have ruled.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who took part in the signing on wheat yesterday in Istanbul together with Turkish President Erdogan, “condemns unreservedly the attacks reported today in the Ukrainian port of Odessa”. This is what Guterres spokesman Farhan Haq said in a statement.

“Yesterday, all parties made clear commitments on the world stage to ensure the safe movement of Ukrainian wheat and related products to global markets – recalled Haq – these products are absolutely necessary to address the global food crisis and alleviate suffering. millions of people in need around the world. Their full implementation by the Russian Federation, Ukraine and Turkey is essential. ”

Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolenko writes on Facebook “In the event of non-compliance with the agreements reached, Russia will take full responsibility for the worsening of the world food crisis”.

“Ukraine underlines the need for strict implementation of the agreements concerning the restoration of the safe export of Ukrainian agricultural products through the Black Sea from three ports: Odessa, Chornomorsk and Yuzhnoye – Nikolenko wrote – We ask the United Nations and Turkey to ensure that Russia fulfills its obligations under the safe operation of the grain corridor. “