A Russian drone attack on May 28th night damaged infrastructure in Ukraine's Black Sea port of Odesa, which is a key outlet for wheat and sunflower oil exports, the Ukrainian military was quoted by international media reports. The extent of damage to the Port installations are not immediately known
"A fire broke out in the port infrastructure of Odesa as a result of the drone hit. It was extinguished. Information on the extent of the damage is being updated," the military's southern command said.
The military did not specify whether the damage at the port threatened grain exports. It is only through ports in the Odessa region that Ukraine can export grain and other food items as part of an initiative on grain.
The United Nations and Turkey brokered the Black Sea grain deal for an initial 120 days in July last year to help tackle a global food crisis that has been aggravated by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, one of the world's leading grain exporters. The deal, which was extended this month, is intended to guarantee the safe wartime export of grains and foodstuffs from three Ukrainian ports - Odesa, Chornomorsk and Pivdennyi.
The Ukrainian military said Russian forces had used Iranian-made Shahed drones in the attack but gave no details.