The UN did not see violations of the agreements by the Russian Federation in the strike on Odessa
Representatives of Ukraine and Russia in the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul on Friday signed an agreement on the creation of a mechanism for the export of Ukrainian grain from the Black Sea ports.
The United Nations (UN) said that Russia technically did not violate the grain corridor agreement with a missile attack on the port of Odessa. The New York Times writes about this, citing comments from representatives of the organization.
They noted that when signing the documents, Russia did not undertake to refrain from strikes on those parts of Ukrainian ports that are not directly involved in the export of grain, and if there is a military target somewhere nearby.
Russia may have taken advantage of this loophole in the document, a UN spokesman said.
Recall, on Saturday, July 23, Russia launched four cruise missiles from the Black Sea at the port of Odessa, but managed to shoot down two. It is also known that there are wounded as a result of the strike.
According to the Minister of Agriculture of Ukraine Mykola Solsky, the damage from the strike on the port was significant and such that it could affect grain exports.
If you attack a port, you attack everything. You use the same infrastructure for oil, for grain. It affects everything - no matter where you go, he added.
Ukraine and Russia did not sign one document - we are talking about two agreements signed by Turkey and the UN with Kyiv and Moscow separately. On behalf of Ukraine, Minister of Infrastructure Alexander Kubrakov was present at the signing of the agreement, and Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu was on behalf of Russia.
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