Russia attacks a Ukrainian port before key grain deal talks between Putin and Turkey’s president


KYIV, Ukraine– Two individuals were hospitalized following a 3 1/2- hour Russian drone barrage on a port in Ukraine‘s Odesa area on Sunday, authorities stated.

The attack on the Reni seaport comes a day prior to Russian President Vladimir Putin is because of consult with his Turkish equivalent Recep Tayyip Erdogan to go over the resumption of food deliveries from Ukraine under a Black Sea grain contract that Moscow broke off from in July.

Russian forces fired 25 Iranian-made Shahed drones along the Danube River in the early hours of Sunday, 22 of which were shot down by air defenses, the Ukrainian flying force stated on Telegram.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s chief of personnel, Andriy Yermak, explained the attack as part of a Russian drive “to provoke a food crisis and appetite on the planet.”

Russia’s Defense Ministry stated in a declaration that the attack was targeted at fuel storage centers utilized to provide military devices.

Putin and Erdogan’s long-awaited conference is because of happen in Sochi on Russia’s southwest coast on Monday.

Turkish authorities have actually verified that the set will talk about restoring the Black Sea grain effort, which the Kremlin took out of 6 weeks earlier.

The offer– brokered by the United Nations and Turkey in July 2022– had actually enabled almost 33 million metric heaps (36 million lots) of grain and other products to leave 3 Ukrainian ports securely in spite of Russia’s war.

However, Russia broke away from the contract after declaring that a parallel offer assuring to eliminate challenges to Russian exports of food and fertilizer had not been honored.

Moscow grumbled that limitations on shipping and insurance coverage hindered its farming trade, although it has actually delivered record quantities of wheat given that in 2015.

The Sochi top follows talks in between the Russian and Turkish foreign ministers on Thursday, throughout which Russia turned over a list of actions that the West would need to take in order for Ukraine’s Black Sea exports to resume.

Erdogan has actually shown compassion with Putin’s position. In July, he stated Putin had “specific expectations from Western nations” over the Black Sea offer which it was “important for these nations to do something about it in this regard.”

Elsewhere in Ukraine, 3 individuals were eliminated in 2 different attacks by Russian shelling in the Donetsk location Sunday. An 85- year-old male was called amongst the victims after being squashed by the debris of his own house, Ukraine’s Prosecutors’ Office reported.

A 36- year-old male was likewise eliminated in another Russian attack on Ukraine’s Kherson area.

Ukrainian district attorneys revealed Sunday that they had actually opened a war criminal offenses examination into the death of a law enforcement officer eliminated by Russian shelling on the town of Seredyna-Buda on Saturday afternoon.

Two other policemans and one civilian were injured throughout the attack, which struck Ukraine’s north-eastern Sumy area.


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