On October 30, Russia suspended its participation in the implementation of previously reached agreements on the export of agricultural products from Ukrainian ports. The U.N.-brokered Black Sea grain deal aimed at export of Ukrainian grain is halted.
The Russian Ministry of defence claimed that the decision was a response to the massive drone attack in Crimea. The Russian military ensured the safety of the passage of ships but Kiev and NATO used the maritime corridors to launch the attack on the Russian Black Sea Fleet.
“Taking into account the terrorist attack carried out on October 29 by the Kiev regime with the participation of specialists from the UK against ships of the Black Sea Fleet and civilian vessels involved in ensuring the security of the grain corridor,” the Russian Defense Ministry explained in a statement.
Moscow has officially notified UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres of the suspension of participation in the Black Sea grain Initiative:
“Amid the attack by the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Russia cannot guarantee the safety of civilian vessels. Thus, from today, the Russian side suspends the initiative for an indefinite period,” the Russian letter says.
Russian representative to the UN also pointed out that drones attacked not only Russian ships, but also infrastructure in the waters of Sevastopol. The attack was carried out under the cover of security corridors intended for the execution of the so-called Black Sea initiative.
As a result of the NATO and Ukrainian attack which resulted in some damage to the Russian vessels, the world will face again the problem of the supply of food and fertilizers to global markets. In turn, Ukrainian media are glorifying the actions of the Ukrainian military, sharing the video showing the British UAV approaching the Russian vessels in the Sevastopol Bay. The published video demonstrates that the British USVs hit at least some of the assigned targets.