The United States on Saturday condemned a Russian missile attack on the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Odessa, saying it “casts serious doubt” on Russia’s commitment to a deal with Ukraine to unblock grain exports.
The United States strongly condemns Russia’s attack on the port of Odesa today. It undermines the effort to bring food to the hungry and the credibility of Russia’s commitments to the deal finalized yesterday to allow Ukrainian exports.
— Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) July 23, 2022
“This attack casts serious doubt on the credibility of Russia’s commitment to yesterday’s deal and undermines the work of the UN, Turkey, and Ukraine to get critical food to world markets,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement.
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