Russia: Kyiv used the grain lanes to launch an attack on Sevastopol
The Russian Defense Ministry accuses Kyiv of using “grain lanes”, and possibly even a food transport ship, to launch a drone attack on the base of the Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol. This was reported by TASS, after Moscow suspended yesterday the agreement to export Ukrainian wheat to the Black Sea in response to the attack. “It was decided to launch drones from the coast near Odessa. Announcing that they had recovered fragments of naval drones, the naval drones sailed to the safety zone of the grain lane and then changed the route to the Russian naval base in Sevastopol,” the ministry said. The movement coordinates of one of these drones “indicate a starting point in the waters of the safe zone of the grain corridor in the Black Sea.” The Russian defense claims that the naval drones are Canadian-made and that one of them may have been launched by a civilian ship to transport agricultural products from Ukrainian ports. According to specialists, “ The starting point of the “grain lane” could mean that the vehicle set off from a civilian ship used by Kyiv and its Western sponsors to export agricultural products from Ukrainian ports, the Russian ministry speculated, without providing evidence for this.
Kyiv: “218 ships seized after the suspension of the grain agreement”
Kyiv stresses that the Russian decision to suspend the wheat agreement indefinitely has blocked 218 ships in the Black Sea. There are 218 blocked ships in their positions, explained the Ministry of Infrastructure in Kyiv, which Ukrinform re-launched. He explained that 95 of these ships have been loaded and have left the Ukrainian ports and are awaiting the start of inspections. Another 101 empty vessels are waiting for inspection to return to Ukrainian ports, while 22 loaded vessels are waiting to depart from Ukrainian ports.
Turkey: “It is in talks with Moscow and Kiev on wheat”
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar is holding talks with his Russian and Ukrainian counterparts in an attempt to resolve the moratorium on the grain export deal decided by Moscow yesterday. Our Defense Minister Hulusi Akar continues talks and coordination with his counterparts. In addition, talks are taking place between the relevant authorities, ”as quoted by TASS from the Turkish Ministry. According to the ministry, Turkey will continue its efforts to ensure peace in the region and carry out humanitarian operations. During the talks, the importance of continuing the (wheat) initiative was emphasized, which has a positive impact on peace It proves that all crises can be resolved on the basis of goodwill and dialogue.The ministry said it is also important to avoid any provocation that could negatively affect the continuation of the (grain) mechanism.
Kyiv: Moscow asks for dialogue to buy time
“The only realistic proposal should be the immediate cessation of the war against Ukraine by Russia and the withdrawal of Russian forces from Ukrainian territory beyond the borders starting in 1991.” Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolenko wrote on Facebook, as reported by UNIAN, commenting on Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening of a discussion with the West on the basis of “realistic proposals”. Nikolenko added that “Lavrov’s declaration of his readiness to negotiate is just another smokescreen to buy time against the background of the defeats of the Russian army.” He asserted that “those who really want to negotiate do not destroy the country’s energy system until its population freezes in the winter, do not engage in mass executions of civilians, do not bomb residential neighborhoods, do not announce the mobilization of an additional 300,000 soldiers, do not stop the supply of grain, and do not issue warnings.” .
Kyiv: “Banning the wheat agreement makes exports impossible”
The Russian blockade of the agreement on grain lanes in the Black Sea makes the export of Ukrainian grain “impossible”. Ukraine’s Minister of Infrastructure, Oleksandr Kobrakov, denounced this on Twitter, showing pictures of the Ikaria Angel ship of the United Nations World Food Programme, “which was scheduled to leave Ukraine today with 40 tons of wheat.” He explained that the shipment “was destined for the Ethiopians, who are on the verge of starvation.”
Turkey: “Inspections of grain ships continue”
Inspections of cargo ships loaded with Ukrainian grain will continue “Today and Tomorrow” in Istanbul. This was announced by the Turkish Ministry of Defense, following Moscow’s announcement to suspend its participation in the agreement signed in July. “It is scheduled to continue the inspection of ships loaded with grain awaiting in Istanbul today and tomorrow,” the ministry said in a statement.
“The launch of drones in the Crimea from Odessa”
The seaplanes that attacked Sevastopol were launched from the sea coast near Odessa. This was stated by the Russian Defense Ministry, according to reports from TASS. Specialists from the Ministry of Defense of Russia, along with representatives of other government agencies, examined the navigation units of Canadian-made UAVs. Based on the results of data retrieved from the memory of the navigational receiver, it was established that unmanned marine vehicles were launched from the coast near Odessa. ”
Moscow, “Drones passed over the Crimea through the grain corridor”
For Moscow, the UAVs that attacked in the Crimea used the security corridor intended for the transportation of grain. Russia also claims that these ships may have been launched from a “cargo ship”. This was reported by the Russian Ministry of Defense, which added that the analysis of the type of underwater drone was possible because pieces were found that returned to the surface.
Moscow, “The drones used in Crimea have Canadian technology”
The underwater drones used yesterday to attack ships in Sevastopol contained navigational units made in Canada. This was stated by the Russian Defense Ministry, Interfax reported.
Moscow, a new nuclear-powered submarine
A new nuclear-powered submarine is being tested in Russia. This was stated by the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Nikolai Evminov. Interfax reports. It is “Generalissimo Suvorov” built at the Sevmash plant in Severodvinsk. “It is in the testing phase,” he explained.
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