On the morning of July 23, Russian troops attacked Odessa with four missiles.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova confirmed Russia’s strike on Odessa, quoting the Ukrainian president about “flagrant Russian barbarism.”
This is stated in her Telegram.
According to her, the attack on the city near the port, where grain was stored for export, was delivered by a “high-precision” missile.
At the same time, Zakharova claims that the purpose of the series of strikes was allegedly a boat, and not warehouses with grain.
“Vladimir Zelensky called the shelling of the port of Odessa “flagrant Russian barbarism.” The Kalibr missiles destroyed the military infrastructure of the Odessa port, sending a Ukrainian military boat to the address beloved by the Kyiv regime with a precision strike,” Zakharova wrote.
Attack on the port of Odessa: what is known
On the morning of July 23, Russian troops attacked Odessa with four missiles. It was reported about the hit in the Odessa Sea Commercial Port.
When Russian missiles attacked the Odessa seaport, grain was waiting to be sent there. Yuri Ignat, a representative of the Air Force command, confirmed on the air of the telethon that the Russians got exactly where it was.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine said that the rocket attack on the port of Odessa is a spit in the face of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the face of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and UN Secretary General António Guterres.
They called on the UN and Turkey to ensure that Russia complies with its obligations within the framework of the safe functioning of the grain corridor.
A few hours after the Russian attack on the Odessa seaport, where grain was expected to be sent, the UN reacted to the crime of the Russians. UN Secretary General António Guterres “unreservedly condemned the strikes on the Ukrainian port of Odessa.” But once again he did not call Russia responsible for the missile attack and violation of the agreements.
Agreement on the export of grain from Ukraine: details
On July 22, an agreement was signed in Istanbul on the unblocking of three Ukrainian ports – Odessa, Chornomorsk and Yuzhny – for the export of grain and other agricultural products.
Infrastructure Minister of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu signed separate identical agreements with the UN and Turkey.
Control over the ports “Odessa”, “Chernomorsk” and “Yuzhny” remains entirely with the Ukrainian side.
The term of the agreement is 120 days with the possibility of extension. The Ukrainian and Russian military approved the export routes. Military escort of cargo is not provided. Vessels that go to Ukraine will be inspected for the presence of weapons, representatives of the Russian Federation are also involved.