January 31, 2023


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Missile strike puts grain deal in doubt

Firefighters at the site of the missile strike in Odesa [Source: BBC]

A landmark deal to resume Ukraine’s grain exports is hanging in the balance after missiles hit the port of Odesa.

Ukraine’s Infrastructure Minister, Oleksandr Kubrakov, said technical work to prepare for shipments was going ahead despite the apparent breach.

But President Volodymr Zelensky said the attack proved Russia would find ways not to implement the deal.

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Under Friday’s deal, Russia agreed not to target ports while grain shipments were in transit.

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