Ukraine war: Explosions rock Ukrainian port hours after grain dealon July 23, 2022 at 9:20 am

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Six blasts hit the city on Saturday morning, with local officials blaming a Russian missile attack.

OdessaImage source, Getty Images

Explosions have rocked a key Ukrainian port just a day after Kyiv and Moscow reached a landmark deal to allow the resumption of grain exports.

Several blasts hit the western city of Odessa early on Saturday morning. The cause of the explosions is unclear.

Under the terms of Friday’s deal, Russia agreed not to target ports while grain shipments are in transit.

The UN had described the deal, allowing the export of millions of tonnes of grain, as “a beacon of hope”.

Oleksiy Honcharenko, a local MP, wrote on Telegram that there had been six explosions in the city and that its port had caught fire after the attack.

Mr Honcharenko added that Ukrainian air defences shot down several other missiles and that fighter jets were engaged in dogfights over the city.

“These scumbags sign contracts with one hand and direct missiles with the other,” he wrote.

“So, we need planes and we need to sink the entire Black Sea fleet of the Russian Federation. This will be the best arrangement for the export of grain.”

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