Ukraine accused Russia of damaging another elevator in the port of Izmail, Odesa region, according to authorities in Kyiv.

Ukraine’s defence ministry said another elevator in the port of Izmail was damaged by Russians: “Ukrainian grain has the potential to feed millions of people worldwide,” the ministry wrote on social platform Twitter.

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has condemned Russia’s attacks on infrastructure on the Danube River in southern Ukraine, calling it a war crime.

“Russia’s continued attacks against the Ukrainian civilian infrastructure on Danube, in the proximity of Romania, are unacceptable. These are war crimes and they further affect UA’s capacity to transfer their food products towards those in need in the world,” the president said in a statement.

Russian drones had already targeted the port infrastructure on the Danube in late July, destroying a grain hangar.

Kyiv was accusing Russia of launching an almost four-hour attack involving Shahed-136 kamikaze drones at the port infrastructure on the Danube.

As it was reported at that time by Ukrainian national news agency Ukrinform, Kiev was accusing the Russian forces of bombing the Ukrainian port infrastructure on the river Danube, in the wider region of Odessa.

“As a result of the strikes, a grain hangar was destroyed, tanks for storing other types of cargo were damaged, and a fire broke out in one of the production premises, which was promptly put out,” the news agency said citing information from the Operational Command South.

The United Nations has warned of a potential food crisis and hunger in the world’s poorest countries as a result of Russia’s decision to abandon the black sea grain deal, brokered by the UN and Turkey.

Pope Francis also on Sunday called on Russia to revive the Black Sea grain deal, through which Moscow had allowed Ukraine to export grain from its seaports despite the war.

“I appeal to the authorities of the Russian Federation that the Black Sea Initiative may be restored and grain may be transported safely,” Francis said during his message.

Under the Black sea grain initiative, the World Food Programme (WFP) shipped more than 725,000 tons of grain, relieving hunger in some of the hardest hit corners of the world, including Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa and Yemen.