Türkiye said it was ”concerned” by Russian strikes on the Ukrainian port of Odessa on July 22, a day after Moscow and Kyiv penned a deal sponsored by Ankara and the U.N. to resume grain exports.
”The fact that an incident like this happened after the agreement we made yesterday… really makes us concerned,” Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said.
’Russia denies any attack on Odessa,’ the minister added.
Russian missiles struck Ukraine’s key Black Sea port of Odessa on July 23, Ukrainian officials said.
Two cruise missiles hit terminal infrastructure, regional authorities said on social media, casting a shadow over the landmark agreement hammered out over months of negotiations aimed at relieving a global food crisis caused by stalled deliveries that sent wheat prices tumbling. Läs artikel