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Ukraine grain exports set to start as Kyiv says US-supplied arms have slowed Russia

By Isobel Koshiw

25 Jul 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

Despite Russian attack on Odesa port, 12 hours after signing an agreement to allow grain exports, Ukraine will use US arms to continue grain movement.

Ukraine has said it hopes to start exporting grain from its ports this week, despite Russia’s attack on Odesa 12 hours after Moscow agreed to allow Kyiv safe passage for the commodity.

The international community’s relations with Russia hit a new low on Saturday after the missile attack, which came shortly after Russia’s defence minister, Sergei Shoigu, signed an export agreement in Istanbul.

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