Agreement on wheat, Russia rejects accusations after the raids on the port of Odessa: “Destroyed warship and missiles sent by the US”

There Russia responds to the accusations of Kiev and of United Nationsafter the raid on the port of Odessa which risks undermining the wheat agreement reached in Turkey on July 22. The Foreign Ministry said the offensive of the soldiers of Fly it was not aimed at targeting the infrastructure necessary to unblock wheat exports, but against military targets: “One was destroyed Ukrainian warship and a deposit of Harpoon missiles provided by United States in Kiev, ”the spokesman said Igor Konashenkov to journalists. The Moscow bombs, he added, hit “A shipyard” in the port, with the production capacities of the Ukrainian Navy ship repair and modernization facility put out of service.

Replied to yesterday’s Ukrainian accusations, the minister Serghej Lavrov he then wished to point out that Moscow will keep the commitments made in Istanbul. He underlined this after the talks he had in Cairo with his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukri: “We reaffirmed the commitment of Russian exporters of cereal products to fulfill all their obligations”. And he then raised it by claiming that some of the “illegitimate” sanctions imposed on Russia, such as those affecting insurance companies, access to foreign ports of Russian ships and foreign ships in Russian ports, hinder the full implementation of the agreement on unblocking Ukrainian grain exports. “The UN Secretary-General has volunteered to have these illegitimate restrictions lifted and we hope he succeeds,” he said referring directly to Antonio Guterres.

The minister then opened to new negotiations and agreements with the Ukrainian government, saying he is ready to discuss “various issues” after the agreement for grain exports from Ukraine, adding however that the resumption of the negotiation process does not depend on Moscow: “We have no bias in resuming negotiations on a broader range of issues, but it is not up to us,” he said.

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