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Russians damage grain warehouses and sunflower oil tanks during attacks on Reni and Izmail ports

Wednesday, 13 September 2023, 17:44
Russians damage grain warehouses and sunflower oil tanks during attacks on Reni and Izmail ports
Photo: Kubrakovs Facebook

On the night of 12-13 September, the Russian forces attacked the cities of Reni and Izmail in Odesa Oblast with assault drones; administrative buildings, warehouses for grain cargo, sunflower oil storage tanks and vehicles were damaged.

Source: This was announced on Facebook by Oleksandr Kubrakov, Ukraine’s Minister of Development of Communities, Territories and Infrastructure.

Details: Kubrakov said seven drivers were taken to the hospital in serious condition.

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Quote: "Despite the aggressor's attempts to reduce our export potential, the ports continue to operate. At the same time, every attack on the port infrastructure of Ukraine is an attack on the food security of the whole world.

Since 18 July, as a result of Russia's attacks on the ports of Ukraine, 105 port infrastructure facilities have been damaged and partially destroyed. As a result of attacks on the ports of the Danube cluster and the blocking of seaports, grain exports to Asia, Africa and Europe were reduced by almost 3 million tonnes per month.

Ports of the Danube cluster are currently the only waterway for Ukrainian agricultural exports. If we do not protect it with powerful air defence systems, then the consequences will be much more severe – above all, for those countries that depend on Ukrainian agricultural products," Kubrakov said in a statement.

Photo: Kubrakov’s Facebook
Photo: Kubrakov’s Facebook

Background:

Russian forces once again bombarded the south of Odesa Oblast with attack UAVs on the night of 12-13 September, injuring 6 civilians.

According to the UK government, since July, when Russia unilaterally withdrew from the Black Sea Grain Initiative, Russian missiles and drones have destroyed 280 thousand tonnes of grain.

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