Ukraine and Russia signed a deal Friday allowing Kyiv to resume grain exports. Less than 24 hours after the deal was signed, a Russian missile strike hit the port of Odessa. “It is obvious that the agreement with Russia is not even worth the paper it was signed on” tweeted Vasyl Bodnar.
ODESSA JULY 23: Ukraine and Russia signed a deal Friday allowing Kyiv to resume grain exports from ports along the Black Sea. The Russian invasion of Ukraine sparked a global food crisis earlier this year, and this deal is good news for countries struggling with high food prices. CBS News foreign correspondent Holly Williams reports from Ukraine, while Tjada D’Oyen McKenna, CEO of Mercy Corps, discusses what this means for the global food supply.
A Russian missile strike that hit the port of Odessa on Saturday, less than 24 hours after the deal was signed, according to Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov. Russian missiles hit the southern port of Odessa. Threatening a landmark deal signed just the day before to unblock grain exports from Black Sea ports.
“It is obvious that the agreement with Russia is not even worth the paper it was signed on,” tweeted Vasyl Bodnar, Ukraine’s ambassador to Turkey. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier said his country’s “confidence in Russia’s reliability is pretty much nil.”
Under the deal, which was brokered in Istanbul by Turkey and the UN, both Kyiv and Moscow agreed “not to attack” ships carrying grain as they sailed the heavily mined waters.