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Russian missiles strike grain depots in Odesa region

Source: Meduza

On the night of July 21, Russian troops struck grain terminals in the Odesa region with missiles, Suspilne reports citing Natalia Gumenyuk, a representative of the AFU operational command South. According to Gumenyuk, the Kalibr missiles were launched from a ship in the Black Sea.

Oleh Kiper, head of the military administration of Odesa region, wrote about the strile on Telegram. According to Kiper, 100 tons of peas and 20 tons of barley were destroyed, while two people were wounded by shards of glass shattered during the explosion.

The Russian Defense Ministry announced on the morning of July 21 that it was holding “an exercise in the Black Sea to isolate an area temporarily closed to shipping.” As part of “the exercise,” the defense ministry said in a statement, “practical launches of anti-ship cruise missiles” were carried out. The Defense Ministry’s did not elaborate further.

This comes after the Defense Ministry stated that all vessels heading toward Ukrainian ports would be considered potential carriers of military cargo starting July 20.

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