A drone attack damaged a grain silo near the Danube River in Ukraine on Friday, according to local reports. The attack comes as the country is struggling to export its grain due to the ongoing Russian invasion.
The silo is located in the village of Novyi Buh, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) south of Kyiv. It is unclear how much grain was damaged in the attack, but it is estimated to be in the thousands of tons.
The attack is the latest in a series of Russian attacks on Ukrainian grain infrastructure. In recent months, Russia has destroyed grain silos and blocked Ukrainian ports, preventing the country from exporting its grain.
The Ukrainian government has accused Russia of trying to create a global food crisis by preventing Ukraine from exporting its grain. Ukraine is one of the world’s leading exporters of wheat, and the disruption to its exports is already having a significant impact on global food prices.
The United Nations has called on Russia to end its attacks on Ukrainian grain infrastructure and to allow the country to export its grain. The UN has warned that the ongoing disruption to Ukrainian grain exports could lead to a global food crisis.
The situation in Ukraine is fluid and rapidly changing. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.