Comment of Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Oleg Nikolenko on Russia’s missile attack on the port of Odesa

«It took less than 24 hours for the Russian Federation to launch a missile attack on the port of Odesa to undermine the agreements and break the promises it made to the UN and Turkiye in the document signed yesterday in Istanbul.

The Russian missile is Vladimir Putin’s spit in the face of UN Secretary General António Guterres and President of Turkiye Recep Erdogan, who made great efforts to reach an agreement, and to whom Ukraine is grateful.

Ukraine emphasizes the need for strict implementation of the agreements regarding the restoration of safe export of Ukrainian agricultural goods through the Black Sea from three ports: Odesa, Chornomorsk and Pivdenny.

We call on the UN and Turkiey to ensure that Russia complies with its obligations within the framework of the safe functioning of the grain corridor.

In case of failure to fulfill the agreement, Russia will bear full responsibility for the deepening of the global food crisis», said Oleg Nikolaenko.