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Ukraine's grain facility destroyed by Russia

Ukrainian grain facility destroyed by fire after Russia attacks port

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Russia has carried out a drone attack on a port in southern Ukraine using `kamikaze’ drones, a Ukrainian regional official said on Wednesday.

The strike hit production and transshipment facilities, causing a fire, according to a Telegram post by the Odessa regional governor, Oleh Kiper.

He said that the fire covered about 700 square metres, adding that images showed destroyed warehouses with grain.

The sites were near the Danube port of Izmail on the Romanian border, according to local media reports.

Russia had attacked the same area in early August.

No information was provided as to whether there were civilian casualties.

Russian forces fired 20 combat drones into Ukraine during the night, Kiev’s air force said.

The embattled nation’s air defence intercepted 11 of the unmanned aerial vehicles.

With Russia blockading Ukraine’s Black Sea ports, the three Ukrainian Danube ports of Izmail, Reni and Ust-Dunaysk have become crucial for the import and export of goods, particularly grain.

Russia has repeatedly attacked port facilities and grain silos. (dpa/NAN)(www.nannews.ng)

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Edited by Cecilia Odey/Chioma Ugboma

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