Russia-Ukraine War: 39 civilian vessels from 14 countries blocked at the port of Odesa

Kyiv, June 19: Ukrainian top officials have confirmed that as a result of the ongoing war, 39 civilian vessels sailing under the flags of 14 countries are currently blocked at the port of Odesa.

The news was confirmed by Maksym Marchenko, head of the Odessa military junta, during a meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky in a southern port city on Saturday, Ukraine Prouda reports. Russia-Ukraine War: WHO calls for investigation into more than 200 Russian attacks on Ukrainian medical facilities

The meeting also discussed how to organize a corridor to export agricultural and industrial products from the port.

Marchenko also notified the president of the consequences of a missile strike on the city by Russian troops.

Russian bombardment reportedly killed 55 people in Odesa and destroyed and damaged many infrastructure facilities.

Despite the tough progress, Marchenko said, “To solve difficult problems with the help of the head of the country” and “To unblock our port and ensure that they can resume operations.” Showed confidence.

This was Zelensky’s first trip to the southern front, devastated by the Ukrainian war, as Zelensky’s army made slow progress in the region, the BBC reports.

At another meeting with the army stationed in Odesa, he said, “It is important that you are alive. As long as you are alive, there is a strong Ukrainian wall that protects our country. Ukrainian people. From the wonderful work you are doing, our state for your impeccable service. “

The president also visited Mykolaiv, about 132 km from Odesa, handing out medals to soldiers, “taking care of Ukraine, the only thing we have, and taking care of ourselves, only you. Can be done. “

The city has long been a major target of the Russian army and has been hit by heavy rocket artillery and artillery.

It is also located just 100km northwest of Kherson, a city that fell into the Russian army in the early days of the war.

(The above story was first published on June 19, 2022 at 10:33 am IST. Log on to our website for news and updates on politics, the world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle. please.

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