Ukraine used the “grain corridor” to attack the Russian fleet in Sevastopol
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Distributed in the network information, allegedly on October 29, Ukraine, under the leadership of representatives of Great Britain, launched drones from the coast of Odessa in the direction of the “green corridor” and later changed their route to the Russian naval base in Sevastopol. Russia suggests that the drones could have been released from a civilian vessel loaded to export food from Ukrainian ports. Russia accuses Ukraine of using the “grain corridor” to attack the fleet.
However, the official representative of the UN, Martin Griffiths, confirmed that on the night of October 29 in humanitarian “grain corridor” there were no ships.
October 31 at speeches before the Security Council, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths noted that no warships, aircraft or assets were deployed to support the Black Sea Grain Initiative by any party. They are prohibited from approaching cargo ships closer than 10 nautical miles.
Griffiths also accepts: “Regarding the allegations of improper use of the Initiative’s cargo ships for military purposes, none of them were in the corridor on the night of October 29, when the alleged attacks took place. No vessel reported an incident over the weekend. Therefore, we are ready to tell and investigate any evidence that is reported to us in the JCC (Joint Coordination Center).”
The British Ministry of Defense tweeted called accusing the Russian Federation of “made up history” and “false statement”. The Ministry of Defense noted that in this way the Russian Federation is trying to divert attention from its illegal invasion of Ukraine.
July 22 Ukraine, Turkey and the UN signed an agreement on the unblocking of ports and the export of Ukrainian grain. Russia also signed a mirror agreement with Turkey and the UN. A coordination center was created in Istanbul, which included representatives of the UN, Turkey, Russia and Ukraine. The parties agreed that ships bound for Ukraine should be checked for weapons or equipment on board. Inspection is also used when ships leave Ukrainian ports through the Bosphorus.