UN chief condemns reported strikes on Ukrainian port

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at an event on June 27, 2022. Source: Antonio Guterres Twitter account.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres “unequivocally condemns” reported strikes on Saturday on Ukraine’s Odesa port, a UN spokesperson said as quoted by Reuters.

The spokesman said that all parties in the Russia-Ukraine war had committed to a deal on Friday for the export of grains from Ukrainian ports.

“These products are desperately needed to address the global food crisis and ease the suffering of millions of people in need around the globe,” UN spokesperson Farhan Haq said in a statement as quoted by Reuters.

“Full implementation by the Russian Federation, Ukraine and Turkey is imperative,” he added.