Odessa port was hit because of the export deal between Kyiv and Moscow

Russian rockets fired at the port in Odessa on July 23, less than a day after the signing of a bilateral agreement allowing grain exports from the Black Sea. The deal, signed in Istanbul and brokered by the UN, was hailed as a breakthrough in diplomatic relations after months of negotiations. The deal will provide grain carriers with a safe corridor to enter world markets, which is essential for the Ukrainian economy and the global food supply. The press secretary of the Odessa military administration, Sergei Bratchuk, confirmed the attack on the port in his Telegram account. He said there were no casualties or significant damage. The Ukrainian operational command “South” said that the rockets did not hit the granaries in the port and no one was injured, the public television and radio company “Suspilne” reports. Credit: Stratcom Center UA via Storyful