[国連 ３１日 ロイター] – On the 31st, Undersecretary General Griffiths of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) declared that Russia attacked the Black Sea fleet in Crimea on the night of October 29, from Ukraine through the Black Sea brokered from the United Nations Corridor Said that no merchant ship was sailing in the Black Sea under a grain transport agreement.
Russia’s defense ministry says Ukraine launched 16 drone strikes on the Black Sea fleet near Sevastopol on the Crimean peninsula on Sunday. Some have suggested that the drones may have been launched from civilian ships chartered by Ukraine or the West to transport grain from Ukrainian ports.
Ukraine, which sees the Russian navy as a legitimate military target, has neither confirmed nor denied the involvement behind the attack.
Speaking to the UN Security Council, Griffiths said of Russia’s allegations that the merchant ship may have been used: “None of the ships reported any accidents over the weekend.”
There were no ships sailing in the same corridor on the 30th.
On Monday, Russia suspended its participation in a UN-brokered deal to export Ukrainian cereals across the Black Sea.
Griffiths said the United Nations understands that the agreement and commitments remain in effect even during the suspension, including the promise that neither Russia nor Ukraine will attack merchant ships or port facilities.
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