As a result of the night raid of Russia on the port of Izmail with the use of "shaheds," the company's export capacity was reduced by 15%. This was reported by Oleksandr Kubrakov, Deputy Prime Minister for Reconstruction.
Several private grain terminals and warehouses, as well as cargo infrastructure, were damaged. The attack destroyed 13,000 tons of grain destined for Egypt and Romania. This is already the eighth attack on port infrastructure since Russia withdrew from the grain deal. Over the past month, the total amount of grain destroyed due to attacks on ports amounted to 270,000 tons.
Oleksandr Kubrakov noted that these attacks harm not only Ukraine but also countries suffering from food shortages.
"The world must realize that attacks on grain infrastructure are attacks on countries in Africa and Asia that are already short of food. These are attacks on global food markets, which have already reacted by raising the price of wheat due to the lack of Ukrainian food after the suspension of the grain initiative and attacks on the Danube ports," the Vice Prime Minister commented.
Kubrakov emphasized that only strong defense systems at Ukrainian ports can thwart Russia's plans.