30 Oct 2022 00:50 GMT
Moscow announced that it is suspending its participation in the agreement that allows the export of Ukrainian cereals after a terrorist attack off the coast of Sevastopol.
Russia has notified the UN coordinator at the Joint Coordination Center in Istanbul (JCC) about security problems in the humanitarian corridor created for the export of grain from Ukrainian ports in the midst of the war between Moscow and kyiv.
The body’s spokesperson, Ismini Palla, communicated that the coordinator, Amir Abdullah, “has been notified today by the Russian Federation delegation to the CCC of its concern about the security of the movement of the commercial ships” involved in the initiative. “Abdullah drew the attention of the Turkish and Ukrainian delegations,” he noted.
The spokeswoman also reported that on October 30 no agreement was reached set in the CCC on the navigation of ships, both to enter ports and to leave.
On Saturday, nine ships — five going and four returning — passed safely through the humanitarian maritime corridor established by the CCC. Currently, more than ten ships in both directions they are waiting to be able to enter the corridor, he explained.
Russia announced that same day that it is suspending indefinitely its participation in the agreement on Ukrainian cereals after a massive drone attack ships and port infrastructure off the coast of Sevastopol (Crimea) in the morning hours.
Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vasili Nebenzia, said in a letter addressed to the secretary general of the international organization, António Guterres, that the objects attacked were used to guarantee the security of the humanitarian corridor. It was stated that Moscow can no longer guarantee the safety of civilian vessels sailing as part of the pact.
The Russian Defense Ministry called “terrorist attack” the attack on the port, specifying that it had been carried out by kyiv with the support of the United Kingdom.
- On July 22, in the midst of the war between Russia and Ukraine, the delegations of both countries separately signed an agreement with the UN and Ankara to guarantee exports of grain stranded in Ukrainian ports and smooth the world food deficit.
- However, from Moscow they have repeatedly denounced that the supplies from Ukraine do not go to the countries in need, but to the West.