Russia claims missile strikes on Odesa will not affect grain deal

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Russia has claimed its missile strikes against the Ukrainian port of Odesa over the weekend would not affect grain exports.


Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday that Russia had only targeted military infrastructure in the strikes, which took place on Saturday.

The attack came just hours after Kyiv and Moscow had secured the conflict’s first diplomatic breakthrough to resume grain exports from Ukraine, as fears grow of a potential global food crisis.

“These strikes are connected exclusively with military infrastructure,” Peskov said. “They are in no way related to infrastructure that is used for the export of grain. This should not affect - and will not affect - the beginning of shipments.”

Ukraine had earlier described the weekend attack as a “spit in the face” of the agreement signed last week.

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Russia claims missile strikes on Odesa will not affect grain deal

2022/07/1658751966.jpg
Read: 1249     16:02     25 July 2022    

Russia has claimed its missile strikes against the Ukrainian port of Odesa over the weekend would not affect grain exports.


Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday that Russia had only targeted military infrastructure in the strikes, which took place on Saturday.

The attack came just hours after Kyiv and Moscow had secured the conflict’s first diplomatic breakthrough to resume grain exports from Ukraine, as fears grow of a potential global food crisis.

“These strikes are connected exclusively with military infrastructure,” Peskov said. “They are in no way related to infrastructure that is used for the export of grain. This should not affect - and will not affect - the beginning of shipments.”

Ukraine had earlier described the weekend attack as a “spit in the face” of the agreement signed last week.

Independent

 



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