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

As it is reported by Ukrainian national news agency Ukrinform, which cited information from  operational command south, the Russian forces bombed 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 Operational Command South added. Tentative reports say four port workers were injured in the attack.

This new attack comes after Russia withdrew from the Black Sea Grain deal on 17 July, with Russia threatening to attack commercial vessels approaching ports in the Black Sea. 

As Ukrinform reported earlier, on Sunday night, the Russian army launched a missile attack on the very heart of the port city of Odesa, in the Black Sea.

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba calls on nations to address “food terrorism” amid Russia’s repeated strikes on Ukrainian grain storage.

“Russia hit another Ukrainian grain storage overnight. It tries to extract concessions by holding 400 million people hostage,” Kuleba said on Twitter.

“I urge all nations, particularly those in Africa and Asia who are most affected by rising food prices, to mount a united global response to food terrorism,” he added.

The Russian defense ministry earlier told reporters, as Russian news agency Tass reports, that “on the morning of July 24, the Kiev regime’s attempt to conduct a terrorist attack on facilities in Moscow, using two unmanned aerial vehicles, was thwarted.”

The ministry said that “electronic warfare systems jammed two Ukrainian drones, causing them to crash.” No one was hurt, the ministry added.

Meanwhile Türkiye is diligently working to maintain the grain corridor to avert a potential global food crisis, Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan has emphasized, making an appeal for Russia to rejoin the discussions, Hurriyet Turkish newspaper reports.

”We, as Türkiye, frankly believe Russia should be brought back to the table. Other solutions are likely to be forced solutions that will jeopardize security,” Fidan stated during a joint press conference with his Venezuelan counterpart, Yvan Gil, on July 21, highlighting the significance of finding a mutually agreeable resolution.