Russia fires missile at Ukraine’s Odessa port: Russia broke the grain export agreement within 24 hours. Russian military fired a missile at the Ukrainian port of Odessa in the Black Sea. The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine has condemned the attack on Saturday (July 23, 2022). The ministry said Russia’s move was “a mockery of Turkey and the United Nations, which have negotiated grain exports.” Ukraine’s military southern command said two Russian-caliber missiles struck the port and Ukraine’s air defense The army destroyed two other missiles.
Ukraine’s foreign ministry said, “Russia did not take even 24 hours to break the promise made to the United Nations and Turkey under the Istanbul Agreement and launched a missile attack on the port of Odessa. Russia will be fully responsible for the global food crisis.” On the 150th day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Nikolenko said that it was by Russian President Vladimir Putin’ UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Turkish President Rajab Tayyip Erdoan. It is a mockery of those who made this agreement.
Guterres’ office said the UN chief “unequivocally condemns” the attacks. “On Friday, all sides made a clear commitment to ensure the safe movement of Ukrainian grain and related products to global markets at a global level,” Guterres’ statement said. These products are desperately needed to address the global food crisis and alleviate the needs of millions of people around the world. Full implementation by the Russian Federation, Ukraine and Turkey is imperative.”
During the signing of the agreement in Istanbul on Friday to resume grain exports, Guterres lauded Ukraine’s opening of Odessa, Chernomorsk and Yuzhny ports for commercial food exports. At the same time, it was said that this has raised a new hope. The deal will allow Ukraine to export millions of tons of grain and some of Russia’s grain and fertilizers, which have been stalled due to the war.
The agreement sought to clear the way for shipments of millions of tons of Ukrainian grain and some Russian exports of grain and fertilizer blocked by the war. Let us tell you, Ukraine is one of the world’s largest exporters of wheat, corn and sunflower oil.