According to RIA Novosti, on October 29, the Russian Ministry of Defense stated that after the “terrorist attack” in Sevastopol, Russia will suspend participation in “food trade”.
On the 29th, Russia said its ship in the Crimea port of Sevastopol was attacked by enemy drones and that the ship was involved in a deal brokered by the United Nations to allow Ukrainian grain exports.
“It should be emphasized that the Black Sea Fleet ships hit by terrorist attacks are involved in securing the ‘food corridor’, an international export of agricultural products from Ukrainian ports,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement earlier that day. part of the initiative.”
According to Ukrainian media reports, Anton Grashchenko, adviser to the Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs, said on the 29th that due to negligence in handling explosives, four warships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet exploded in Sevastopol Bay, including a frigate and 1 landing ship.