Sergey Lavrov: The bombing of Odessa will continue, despite

Sergey Lavrov: The bombing of Odessa will continue, despite


Russia gave terrible news. Vladimir Putin’s army seems determined not to end the war. Moreover, from the information provided by the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, it seems that the bombing of Odesa will continue, despite the agreement concluded with Ukraine in Istanbul.

In this regard, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that Moscow’s attack on the Odesa port did not violate any of the commitments that Russia accepted in the agreement to guarantee the export of Ukrainian grain.

He pointed out that there is no provision in the obligations that Russia has assumed — including the Istanbul agreement — that would prohibit Russia from continuing the bombing.

Thus, “If we talk about the episode that happened in Odesa, there is no provision in the obligations that Russia has assumed — including in the agreements signed on July 22 in Istanbul — that would prohibit us from continuing the special military operation, destroying the infrastructure military and other military targets,” Lavrov declared.

The military targets in Odessa do not target the grain terminal either

He made these statements during a press conference in Congo. Lavrov emphasized, quoted by CNN, that the Russian forces hit only military targets.

In his clarifications, “As for the targets of these high-precision strikes, they are located in a separate part of the Odesa port, in the so-called military part of the Odesa port,” he said.

Specifically, Lavrov says that the military targets in Odessa do not target the grain terminal.

Example: He specified that these targets were “the military ship of the naval forces of Ukraine and the ammunition depot, where the Harpoon anti-ship missiles were recently delivered”, which were brought to represent “a threat to the Russian fleet from Black Sea”.

Lavrov says the Istanbul deal will not be affected

In his statements, “Experts have also confirmed that the Odesa port grain terminal is located at a considerable distance from the military unit, there are no obstacles so that grain is not delivered to customers in accordance with the agreements signed in Istanbul, we do not we created them”, added the head of Russian diplomacy.

The Russian Foreign Minister is visiting several African countries to try to support Russia’s action in Ukraine. African nations were the most seriously affected by restrictions on grain exports from Ukraine.

The attack on the port of Odesa, just one day after the signing of the agreement in Istanbul

Two days ago, Russian troops bombarded the port of Odesa, and Ukraine declared itself outraged, given that the attack comes despite the agreement signed just a day ago in Istanbul. After the move, Ukraine accused Vladimir Putin of “spitting” in front of the UN and Turkey.

At the same time, the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Oleg Nikolenko, stated that Moscow must take full responsibility, considering the failure regarding the grain export signed a day ago. He also pointed out that Turkey and the UN made huge efforts for this agreement, but for Russia it meant nothing.