Russia destroys 60,000 tons of grain in Chornomorsk port near Odesa
As a result of a Russian missile attack during the night of July 19, 60,000 tons of grain were destroyed in the port of Chornomorsk, Minister of Agrarian Policy Mykola Solskyi reported.
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"The night strike knocked out a significant part of the grain export infrastructure of the port of Chornomorsk. According to experts, it will take at least a year to fully restore the facilities that were damaged that night. In the port of Chornomorsk, 60,000 tons of grain were also destroyed, which should have been loaded on a large-tonnage vessel and sent through the grain corridor 60 days ago," the ministry said in a statement.
Solskyi called on the world to react harshly to Russian strikes on civilian port infrastructure.
"If we cannot export food, then the population of the poorest countries will be on the verge of survival! In addition, the economy of not only Ukraine, but also the world will suffer. The price of grain will increase, and not all countries will be able to afford to buy agricultural products, which means that the price of food products will grow significantly: flour, cereals, meat," he said.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, after the night attack on Odesa, instructed to strengthen the protection of the port infrastructure.
The Air Force stated that on the night of July 19, the Russian forces attacked Ukraine with Kh-22, Kalibr and Oniks missiles, as well as Shahed-136 kamikaze drones. 26 hits were recorded.
Kernel, Viterra, and CMA CGM grain terminals were damaged as a result of the attack on Odesa.