Russia says grain deal stands despite missile attack on Ukraine’s Odesa

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By Pavel Polityuk and Max Hunder KYIV (Reuters) -Russia on Monday brushed aside Western and Ukrainian alarm that a missile strike by its forces on Ukraine’s port of Odesa could derail a U.N.-brokered deal aimed at easing global food shortages by resuming grain exports from the Black Sea region. The Kremlin said Saturday’s strike – denounced by Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy as “barbarism” – had only targeted military infrastructure and would not impact the grain export arrangements in the deal reached on Friday in Istanbul. A global wheat shortage and soaring European energy prices ar…

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