The Romanian government condemned the new Russian attacks this Wednesday the Ukrainian region Odessa, in an area close to two ports on the Danube on the Black Sea and a few meters from the border with Romania.
“These are war crimes that will further impair Ukraine’s ability to supply its products to those in need around the world,” said the Romanian president.Klaus Iohannis, on the social network X, known until recently as Twitter.
The head of state described the drone attacks, which according to the Ukrainian authorities in the early hours of this morning damaged the grain storage facilities of one of the Danube ports, as “unacceptable”.
The Romanian Foreign Minister, Luminita Odobescucondemned the attack on his X account and accused Moscow of violating international law and boycotting “food security and shipping in the Black Sea”.
Sources from the attacked region, quoted by Ukraine’s Ukrinform agency, said that the Russian army twice attacked the port of Odeshchyna with drones last night without causing casualties or injuries.
Images of an attack near the territory of their country, filmed by Romanian citizens, were published on social networks.
Russia has stepped up its attacks in the Black Sea region since refusing last month to extend a deal to establish a shipping corridor to facilitate the export of Ukrainian grain from Black Sea ports.
According to the Ukrainian authorities, consecutive attacks by Russia on the port and industrial infrastructure of the Odessa region have started to affect the alternative route across the Danube.
Last Friday, Romania submitted an alternative plan to the European Commission, Kiev and Washington to facilitate the release of Ukrainian grain on international markets, Romania’s Transport Minister Sorin Grindeanu reported today.
From the Romanian ports of Braila and Galatithe grain would be transshipped to the port of Cernavoda and from there by rail to Constanta on the Black Sea, the minister specified the main features of the proposed route