The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) plans to blow up a granary in the Kharkiv region to accuse Russia of creating a food shortage in the country. This was announced on Sunday, January 15, by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
“In the village of Karaichnoye, Kharkiv region, the Ukrainian special service is mining a granary, after blowing it up, the Russian Federation will be accused of allegedly “deliberately destroying grain reserves in Ukraine”, “provoking famine” and “failing”, thus, the “grain deal”, – according to the message of the defense department in the Telegram channel.
The ministry indicated that the incident will be presented in the Western media as “another atrocity” on the part of the Armed Forces (AF) of the Russian Federation, to which the world community must respond.
It is noted that a group of Ukrainian specialists in mine-explosive business and SBU officers of up to 30 people arrived in the city of Volchansk to prepare the sabotage. The owner of the granary is a freelance employee of the SBU V. Uvarov, the head of the group is A. Tkachuk. In addition, the department knows the identification data for all its other members, as well as the current location.
According to the Ministry of Defense, this is how Kyiv is trying to put pressure on public opinion in Western countries in order to achieve new arms supplies against the background of military failures of the Ukrainian army and on the eve of the meeting of NATO defense ministers in Ramstein on January 20.
The day before, on January 14, Russian Ambassador to Turkey Alexei Yerkhov said that there was no progress in the implementation of the memorandum of understanding between the Russian Federation and the UN on the normalization of Russian agricultural exports. UN Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo then called on all stakeholders to work to remove barriers to Russia’s food and fertilizer exports.
As Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on December 31, 16 million tons of products were exported from Ukraine in 2022 as part of a grain deal.
The food deal was concluded on July 22 in Istanbul. Then Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and UN Secretary General António Guterres signed a memorandum on facilitating the supply of Russian agricultural products and fertilizers to world markets. At the same time, the Ukrainian delegation signed an agreement with Turkey and the UN on the export of grain.
Russia continues a special operation to protect Donbass. The decision to hold it was made on February 24 against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region due to shelling by Ukrainian troops.
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