The Ukrainian authorities have informed this Saturday of a russian attack over the port of Odessa, key for grain export by the Black Sea. The attack occurs a hours later of the agreement reached in Istanbul between the two countries for the resumption of these exports under the supervision of Turkey and the UN.
As reported by the spokesman for the Ukrainian administration, Serhi Bratchukthe port has received the impact of two missiles and has assured that two others were intercepted by the Ukrainian Army’s air defense systems. Six other explosions have also been reported in the city of Odessa.
“No matter what Russia says and promises, it will find ways to renege on it”declared the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky. The UN, a signatory party to the agreement, has also condemned the attack in the words of the deputy spokesman, Farhan Hak. “Millions of people need these products to alleviate the global food crisis and its suffering of the affected population. It is imperative that the Russian Federation, Ukraine and Turkey fully comply with the provisions.”has declared.
Russia denies the attack
The Turkish Defense Minister, Hukusi Akarhas stated that the Russian authorities have denied their involvement in the attack on the port of Odessa. However, Akar has acknowledged that the incident has a “troubling character” since his country works as a guarantor of a pact that converts Odessa and two other ports in the country into safe zones for the export of grain.
Albares condemns the attack
In Spain, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, Jose Manuel Albares, has condemned the attack with a message on his Twitter account. “Prevent the outflow of Ukrainian grain It is unacceptable and represents a threat to global food security“, He has written.