Russia Strikes Black Sea Port One Day After Signing Export Agreement

Objectivity 4.5 | Credibility 4.6 | Relevance 4.8

One day after Russia signed an agreement brokered by the United Nations allowing grain exports, missiles struck the Black Sea port of Odesa.  Initially denying it hit the port, Russia later took responsibility with claims of striking at military targets.  The U.S. accused Putin of ‘weaponizing food’ following his attack on the primary port used to ship grain to the world.  In addition to choking the global export of urgently needed grain, the attacks also cast doubt about the recent agreement between Russia and Ukraine.