Russian attack leaves three grain warehouses destroyed in southern Ukraine

Three grain storage facilities were destroyed in the port of Reni, in southern Ukraine, after Russia’s drone attack overnight on Monday.

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Ihor Pliekhov, the head of the local community, said the blast wave had also damaged the windows of some buildings and structures at a company that owns the warehouses, local media reported.

"They are destroying the port," an entrepreneur involved in grain transshipment was quoted as saying.

Four injured port workers have been reported so far.

The Odesa regional state administration said that the attack destroyed a hangar with grain and damaged storage tanks. A fire broke out in one of the technical rooms and has now been extinguished.

According to the Ukrainian army’s Operational Command South, the Russians last night carried out a nearly four-hour attack with Shahed-136 drones on the Danube port infrastructure. Air defence forces destroyed three drones.

After withdrawing from the grain deal, Russia has been massively shelling Odesa's ports, targeting grain infrastructure.

A number of foreign states and organisations have condemned Moscow for deliberately exacerbating the global food crisis.