Russian ships have no right to approach ships of the “grain corridor” – UN

The organization added that not a single civilian vessel was in the corridor on the night of October 29.

The UN issued a statement on the "grain corridor" / photo REUTERS
The UN issued a statement on the “grain corridor” / photo REUTERS

Military and any other ships of Russia or Ukraine do not have the right to approach the ships of the  “grain corridor” and take any part in this humanitarian mission.

Martin Griffiths, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, stated this at  a meeting  of the United Nations Security Council.

“I want to clearly say that no military, air, sea vessels, assets participated in supporting the initiative. They are not needed. And, in fact, they are forbidden to come closer than 10 nautical miles to cargo ships according to the procedures that were agreed upon by all parties “, he explained.

According to Griffiths, no civilian ships were in the corridor on the night of 29 October. 

“Grain Corridor”

On October 29, Russia announced  its withdrawal from the “grain deal”  after the attack on the ships of the Black Sea Fleet in the Sevastopol Bay. 

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Alexei Danilov believes that such actions by the Russian Federation  are blackmail  before the G20 summit, which will be held in November 2022 in Indonesia.

After the announcement of the Russian Federation  , futures for wheat and corn, traded in Chicago, rose.

On October 30, President Volodymyr Zelensky reacted to Russian claims that the drones that attacked the Black Sea Fleet ships in Sevastopol on October 29 were launched from a civilian ship that was used as part of the “grain agreement” and stressed that Russia is putting the world on the brink of a food crisis.

(C)UNIAN 2022

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