Kyiv, Ukraine — Russia launched a missile strike on Odessa, Ukraine’s main grain export port, hours after it signed an international agreement to ease its blockade of the Black Sea coastline and allow safe transportation of grain and other essential grains. Alleviate the looming global food crisis.
According to a copy, the attack on Odessa appeared to violate the terms of a U.N.-brokered agreement signed by Russia and Ukraine in Istanbul on Friday, which stipulates that the two countries are not allowed to attack port facilities or civilian ships used for food shipments. The Wall Street Journal reviewed the agreement. UN Secretary-General António Guterres condemned the strike and said in a statement that the parties had pledged to ensure the safe flow of Ukrainian grain shipments.