Russia attacked grain terminals in the Odessa region

(Reuters) – Russian forces raided grain terminals of an agricultural company in southern Ukraine’s Odessa region, wounding two people, the region’s governor said on Friday.

However, the attacks seemed less intense than the previous three nights, which came after Moscow abandoned a grain deal in the Black Sea sealed under UN auspices.

Oleh Kiper, the regional governor of Odessa, said two people were wounded in an attack targeting an agricultural company, although he did not specify the exact location of the Russian strikes.

“Unfortunately, the grain terminals of an agricultural enterprise in the Odessa region were affected. The enemy destroyed 100 tons of peas and 20 tons of barley,” he said on the Telegram messaging app.

He said Russia launched Kalibr cruise missiles at low altitude over the Black Sea to dodge air defense systems.

Two missiles struck grain storage facilities, causing fires, while another damaged agricultural and rescue equipment from the same company.

Pictures from the scene showed the blaze between buildings that appeared to be warehouses, as well as a badly damaged fire engine.

Moscow, which accused Ukraine of attacking a Crimean bridge on Monday, says it “retaliated” this week after scrapping a Black Sea grain export deal.

Russia this week continued its offensive in the eastern and southern regions of Ukraine.

The governor of the southern region of Zaporizhia, Yuri Malachko, reported 80 Russian attacks on areas in the region in the past 24 hours and said four people had been killed.

A 50-year-old married couple died in the early hours of Friday during the bombing in the town of Kostiantynivka in the Donetsk region, according to the Prosecutor General’s Office.

(Reporting by Anna Pruchnica; French edition by Kate Enstringer)

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