Despite Russian attacks: Black Sea corridor remains open

Shipping to and from the ports in the Odessa region has continued through the temporary Black Sea corridor despite the Russian attack on a civilian ship.

This was reported by The Kyiv Independent, citing the Ministry of Infrastructure. The ministry stated that six cargo ships loaded with agricultural products have left Ukrainian ports for the Bosphorus. Another five ships are waiting to enter the ports. On November 8, a Russian missile hit a foreign civilian ship in one of the ports in the Odessa region, killing one person on board and injuring four others.

Russian attacks have already damaged more than 160 infrastructure facilities

The ship was flying the Liberian flag and was “a civilian ship transporting iron ore to China”. All crew members were Philippine nationals, according to Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov on X, formerly known as Twitter. According to Kubrakov, this was Russia’s 21st targeted attack on Ukrainian port infrastructure since the collapse of the Black Sea Grain Initiative on July 17. During this period, Russian attacks damaged more than 160 infrastructure facilities, including 122 vehicles, the minister added.

Image:, CC BY 4.0, Vladimir Putin (2023-09-30).jpg, via Wikimedia Commons (Image size changed)

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