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“First ship loaded with Ukrainian grain leaves Odesa port
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Rather than sinking the grain ship this Monday morning, as expected, Russia killed a large farmer-grain merchant-logistics expert on Sunday morning – apparently to prove that they can get by with it, because the world is allowing Putin-Russia to continue their murderous rampage. Similarly, right after the grain shipment agreement, Russia attacked the port of Odesa. This is what decent people are up against. It’s mind-blowing that otherwise decent people still buy into Kremlin lies. There should be no debate about who is at fault in Ukraine, either. Russia caused it all by invading Ukraine.
Would you be ok with your neighbor invading your home and killing your family just because they didn’t like you or called you a “threat”? This is what Putin has done, and is doing, in Ukraine. Not liking your neighbor, disliking their politics, or fearing them, is never an excuse for killing them. Even if your neighbor makes so much noise that you can’t sleep, you are NOT allowed to kill them. You have to call the police or sheriff, file a lawsuit and probably move. Russia has more land area than any other country, but has few people. So, they could pull back from the border, if Ukraine were really annoying them. An important point to remember is that Saddam Hussein invaded his neighbor, Kuwait, and international forces first intervened to make him pull out of Kuwait, when he refused to do. Putin is Saddam with nuclear weapons – arguably worse than Saddam.
Anyone supporting Kremlin lies is an enabler with blood on their hands, and needs to repent and pray for forgiveness. If people were allowed to kill everyone that they disliked, then the entire world would have a low population like Russia.
“The mayor of the major port city of Mykolaiv, Vitaliy Kim, said a Russian attack killed Oleksiy Vadatursky, and his wife, Raisa. Vadatursky headed a grain production and export business…
presidential adviser, Mykhailo Podolyak, said Vadatursky was specifically targeted.
It “was not an accident, but a well-thought-out and organized premeditated murder,” Podolyak said.
“Vadatursky was one of the largest farmers in the country, a key person in the region and a major employer. That the exact hit of a rocket was not just in a house, but in a specific wing, the bedroom, leaves no doubt about aiming and adjusting the strike.”
Vadatursky’s agribusiness, Nibulon, includes a fleet of ships for sending grain abroad.” He was “one of Ukraine’s wealthiest men”.
“Ukraine is hoping to resume overseas grain exports after reaching an agreement with Russia that it would not block Black Sea passage of cargo ships.
The first ship loaded with Ukrainian grain is set to sail from the Black Sea port of Chornomorsk, perhaps as early as Monday.” https://www.voanews.com/a/ukraine-attacks-russia-s-black-sea-fleet-in-sevastopol/6680894.html
“Vadaturskyi was known as non-corruptible, nationalist and pro-European. In 2014, following the Russian invasion of Crimea and Dombass regions, Vadatoursky financed a 2,000 soldiers with army vehicles, and was since on Russia’s target list.
Following the 2022 Russian invasion, the blockade of cereals exports, and the July 22th cereal export agreement, Vadaturskyi and his industry were setting up solutions to allow the flow of Ukrainian cereals to resume its course to foreign countries.
He was killed in the early hours of July 31st by Russian missile strikes on the city of Mykolaiv. 7 or 8 Russian missiles hit his house in the Zavodsky district, raising strong suspicions that Vadaturskyi was willfully targeted and assassinated by Russia to affect the crop export industry of Ukraine.
Mykhailo Podolyak, an advisor to the Ukrainian President believes the missile strike was targeted at Vadaturskyi. He called it a “premeditated murder [… of] one of the most important agricultural entrepreneurs in the country”. This occurred as the first shipment of grain was getting ready to leave Ukraine on August 1st.
Vadaturskyi is survived by his son Andriy Vadaturskyi who is a politician and is married with three children.
In June 2020, according to Forbes, he was worth $615 million (US$450 million)[clarification needed] and Ukraine’s 24th wealthiest Person.” Excerpted from: CC-BY-SA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oleksiy_Vadaturskyi
“First ship loaded with Ukrainian grain leaves Odesa port
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On Monday, August 1, the ship carrying Ukrainian grain departed the port of Odesa for the first time in the past five months.
Ukraine’s Minister of Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov said in a Facebook post, Ukrinform reports.
“The first ship with Ukrainian foodstuffs left the Odesa port,” the minister wrote.
The Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship RAZONI, loaded with 26,000 tonnes of Ukrainian corn, is heading to the port of Tripoli in Lebanon.
The minister noted that Ukraine is the fourth largest corn exporter in the world, so the possibility of exporting it through the ports will help ensure global food security.
“Today, Ukraine, together with its partners, is taking another step towards preventing world hunger. Unblocking the ports will provide at least $1 billion in foreign currency earnings for the economy and an opportunity for the agrarian sector to plan next year’s sowing,” Kubrakov emphasized.
According to him, 16 more Ukrainian ships are waiting for their turn to leave.
In turn, Serhiy Bratchuk, the spokesman of the Odesa Regional Administration, noted that the safety of cargo transportation was confirmed by Ukraine’s guarantor partners – the UN and Turkey.
As earlier reported, on July 22, an agreement was signed on the export of grain and other foodstuffs from the ports of Ukraine following a quadrilateral meeting of Ukraine, Turkey, the UN, and Russia in Istanbul.” iy https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-economy/3541093-first-ship-loaded-with-ukrainian-grain-leaves-odesa-port.html