The attack on Odessa shakes the grain agreement, with condemnations from kyiv, the UN, the US and the EU This Saturday’s attacks against the commercial port of Odessa, key for the export of Ukrainian cereals, raised the protests in kyiv and the condemnation of the community including the UN, guarantor of the agreement reached just 24 hours earlier in Istanbul. After denouncing several missile attacks, kyiv accused Moscow of having “spit” in the face of the UN and Turkey, and of undermining the agreement aimed at enabling grain exports through the Black Sea and alleviating grain shortages throughout the world. Russia must assume “all responsibility” if that agreement is broken, said a spokesman for the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, according to the Ukrinform portal, to recall the role of supervisors of the agreement of the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, and the Turkish president. Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “It is an attack by (Russian President) Vladimir Putin before UN Secretary General António Guterres and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan,” according to a statement issued by Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolenko.
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