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Russian Odesa Missile Strike Tests Ukraine Grain Export Deal

  • Attack on key port draws condemnation from UN, US, EU
  • Ukraine is continuing preparations for grain exports: Minister
The Port of Odesa on March 17.

The Port of Odesa on March 17.

Photographer: Nathan Laine/Bloomberg
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Russia attacked Odesa’s sea port with cruise missiles hours after signing a deal to unblock Ukrainian grain exports from three Black Sea ports, including Odesa, that was hailed as a vital step toward alleviating a global food crisis.