Since Russia began conducting intense and regular aerial attacks on Ukrainian ports on 18 July, 105 port infrastructure facilities have been damaged or partially destroyed.
Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister for Reconstruction/Minister of Community Development, Territories, and Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.
"As a result of the attacks on the Danube port cluster and the blockade of seaports, the export of grain cargo to Asia, Africa, and Europe has been reduced by almost 3 million tons per month," the official said.
According to him, the Russian attacks on Reni and Izmail in the early hours of 13 September damaged administrative buildings, grain warehouses, oil storage tanks, and vehicles, and seven drivers were hospitalized in serious condition.
"The ports of the Danube cluster are currently the only waterway for Ukrainian agricultural exports. If it is not protected by powerful air defense systems, the consequences will be greater, especially for those countries that depend on Ukrainian agricultural products," the minister said.