Ukraine said Saturday, July 23,  that Russian missiles had struck the Odesa port, a key Black Sea terminal, one day after Moscow and Kyiv penned a deal to resume grain exports blocked by the war.

“The enemy attacked the Odesa sea port with Kalibr cruise missiles. Two of the missiles were shot down by air defences. Two hit port infrastructure,” Serhiy Bratchuk, a representative of the Odesa region said in a statement on social media. 

Initial reaction from Kyiv was to accuse Russia of “spitting in the face” of  the UN and Turkey who had brokered the deal.

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