Repeated Russian strikes on Ukrainian sea and river ports they destroyed within a month “270,000 tons of grain“, Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov said today.

“A total of 270,000 tons of grain was destroyed in the month of attacks against the ports,” the minister said in a Facebook post, denouncing strikes “against countries in Africa and Asia, which are already facing food shortages.”

These the extensive Russian bombings, eight in numberaccording to the minister, began after Russia withdrew from the deal in July which allowed Ukraine to export its agricultural production, which is essential for global food security.

Overnight, the Russian military carried out a new blow to the port of Ismail, located on the Danube, which flows into the Black Sea, where Moscow’s forces have a large presence: “13,000 tons of grain were destroyed,” Kubrakov said.

“Grain export terminals and private warehouses were damaged, as was loading infrastructure,” the minister said.