“We know from declassified intelligence that the Russian military fired multiple missiles at a civilian cargo ship in the Black Sea on August 24,” Sunak told the House of Commons, as he attended the G20 summit in New Delhi last weekend.
The British Foreign Office later indicated that the target of the attack was a Liberian-flagged cargo ship docked in port and that it was fired upon by a Russian Black Sea Fleet vessel. The attack used, among others, two Kalibr missiles, but none of the missiles hit the target as they were shot down by Ukrainian air defenses.
“Russia Harms the Rest of the World”
– Putin is trying to win a war he can’t win, and these attacks show how desperate he is. By attacking cargo ships and Ukrainian infrastructure, Foreign Minister James astutely stated that Russia was harming the rest of the world.
Britain and the US warned in July that they could expand attacks on civilian shipping in the Black Sea once Russia withdraws from the Black Sea Grains Initiative.
Sunak also reported that 270,000 buildings were destroyed in one month as a result of the Russian attacks. tons of grain, enough to feed a million people for a year.
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