Russia will then stop participating in a UN-brokered grain export deal with Ukraine. drone attack Regarding the Crimean city of Sevastopol, the Ministry of Defense announced on Saturday.
Moscow blames Kyiv for the attack. CNN was unable to independently verify the Russian report, and Ukraine has yet to acknowledge the incident.
“In view of the acts of terror carried out by the Kyiv regime on 29 October this year, with the participation of British experts, against the ships of the Black Sea Fleet and civilian vessels involved in the security of the “Grain Corridor”, the Russian side will participate in the implementation of the Agreement on the Export of Agricultural Products from Ukrainian Ports, ”said the Russian Defense Ministry in a statement.
England is denies Russia’s claims Britain’s support of Ukraine’s Crimea plan drone attacksays Russia is “spreading false claims on a grand scale.”
background: In July, after months of negotiations, the Ukrainian and Russian ministers signed the agreement Intervened by the United Nations and Turkey. Russia has promised to lift the blockade of Black Sea ports to allow safe passage of grains and oilseeds. The most important export of Ukraine.
The contract is due to expire next month, and Moscow officials have questioned whether they will extend their participation.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on monday That there was “a lot of work” to do before the contract was renewed. Putin took partalso said Moscow would close export corridors if used to carry out “terrorist attacks”.
Nevertheless, the Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure optimistic voice Earlier this month, he said of the deal, “there is no doubt that it will continue to operate beyond the November 22 grain corridor expiration date.”
The World Food Program estimates that tens of millions of people have transitioned to a stage of severe hunger as a result of the Ukraine war, and Western officials have accused Russia of using food as a weapon during the invasion. ing.