TheVoiceOfJoyce Russian aggression is specifically targeting Ukraine’s wheat silos to prevent grain from reaching China and the Global South and Middle East. Putin’s war was ill conceived against a sovereign nation. He’s been unsuccessful on the battlefield and now is holding the World hostage by destroying wheat silos. Why isn’t entire World, brokering a cease fire and total withdrawal of Soviet troops from Ukrainian soil? Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is a Pyrrhic victory for him. He’s destroyed Ukrainian infrastructure, their way of life and solidified the resolve of the Ukrainian people to be free of Soviet occupation. Where’s Putin’s win?

The latest attacks on ports and industrial infrastructure – in which Ukrainian officials said 40,000 tonnes of grain were destroyed – is seemingly designed to kill off the possibility of any future deal with Kyiv on grain supply, and was condemned by the US ambassador to Ukraine, Bridget Brink, who said Russia had no empathy for people around the world reliant on Ukrainian products.

She tweeted: “Homes. Ports. Grain silos. Historic buildings. Men. Women. Children. Round-the-clock and intensifying Russian strikes on Kryvyi Rih, Kharkiv, Kyiv, Kherson make it clear once again Russia has no desire for peace, no thought for civilian safety, and no regard for people around the world who rely on food from Ukraine.”

Ukraine’s prosecutor’s office released pictures showing a war crimes investigator outside a ruined building in Izmail, where there was evidence of at least two damaged silos from which wheat could be seen spilling out.

The port, across the river from Romania, a Nato member, has served as the main alternative route out of Ukraine for grain exports since mid-July, when Russia reimposed its de facto blockade of Ukraine’s Black Sea ports.

Ukraine’s Danube River ports accounted for about a quarter of grain exports before Russia pulled out of the deal and have since become the main route out.

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