Weaposing Food: Russian Missiles Smash Odesa Port Day After Grain Export Agreement Approved

Russian missile walkouts have hit the southern Ukrainian port of Odesa one day after Ukraine and Russia approved a deal that would permit the resumption of required grain exports from the territory.

Serhii Bratchuk, a spokesman for the Odesa military management, stated that two missiles crashed the infrastructure of the port, and Ukraine’s air defence shot down two.

At least six outbreaks were attended in Odesa, according to Ukrainian associate of parliament Oleksiy Goncharenko.

It will arrive one day after ministers from both Ukraine and Russia marked a deal — brokered by Turkey in Istanbul and the United Nations— to privilege grain exports from Ukrainian Black Sea ports desired to reduce the global food crisis flashed by conflict.

This is all we know about “agreements” with the Russians—outbreaks in the seaport of Odesa. One day after the contract with UN and Turkey was signed, re-export of Ukraine’s grain under which Russia has achieved not to shell the port,” Ukrainian parliament associate Solomiia Bobrovska tweeted.

Brachuk has urged citizens to stay safe as the air alerts resume.
The US Ambassador to Ukraine, Bridget A. Brink, reacted to the Russian missile strike on the Ukrainian port city of Odesa as “excessive,” expressing that the Kremlin resumes to “weaponize” food and must be held to account.

“That’s all you need to know about arrangements with Russia,” Estonia’s Prime Minister Kaja Kallas counted on Twitter. The EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell states that the section “forcefully criticises” the attack.

“Striking a target crucial for grain export a day after the signature of Istanbul meetings is particularly distasteful & again shows Russia’s total disregard for international law & commitments,” Borrell wrote Saturday on Twitter.

Friday’s agreement promised to unblock ports on the Black Sea to allow the safe passage of grain and oilseeds — some of Ukraine’s most important exports.

Russia has so far been barring maritime access to those ports, meaning that millions of tons of Ukrainian grain still have not been exported to the many territories that depend on it.
Today, there is a beacon on the Black Sea. A beacon of hope — a beacon of opportunity — a beacon of relief — in a world that requires it more than ever,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday at the signing ceremony, which Ukrainian and Russian ministers followed.