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Russia continues barrage on Ukrainian grain port

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Russia continues barrage on Ukrainian grain port

The Black Sea port of Odesa on Wednesday endured a second night of bombardment by Russian missiles. Loading terminals, grain, and oil silos were damaged. A fire burned through cargo, but the port remains operational. The Russian defense ministry released a statement saying it would consider any shipment made to Ukraine’s Black Sea ports as carrying military cargo to help Kyiv.

Why did Russia attack the grain port? Ukraine attacked the Kerch Bridge on Monday, which links Russia to Ukraine through occupied Crimea. Later that day, Russia promised retaliation and pulled out of the Black Sea grain initiative that allowed safe passage for cargo ships carrying grain. Bombings of the Odesa port started Tuesday.

Dig Deeper: Read a report by World Journalism Institute graduates in WORLD Magazine on how the war in Ukraine has raised U.S. food prices.

Jeremy Abegg-Guzman

Jeremy Abegg-Guzman is a student at New Saint Andrews College and a graduate of the World Journalism Institute.

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