Russia will close grain route if Crimean Bridge explosives were smuggled over it

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      Joe Shlabotnik
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      ASTANA, October 14. /TASS/. Russia will close the grain corridor if it is confirmed that the explosives used in the terrorist attack on the Crimean Bridge were smuggled out of Odessa on a grain truck, but this fact has not yet been established, President Vladimir Putin told reporters on Friday.

      “The FSB stated that, most likely, this so-called cargo, explosives, was carried by sea from Odessa, but it has not been definitively established whether this was done with the help of grain trucks or not – that’s the question. There is no answer yet,” he said.

      Putin recalled that grain corridors were set up under the pretext of exporting products to the poorest countries. “But if <…> it turns out that humanitarian corridors are being used to commit terrorist acts, then, of course, this will call the functioning of this [grain] corridor into question,” he said.

      ..snip… Speaking at a plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum, Putin noted that almost all the grain exported from Ukraine went to the EU countries, and not to the poorest countries.

      From: https://tass.com/politics/1523025

      If explosives or weapons were smuggled through Odessa, it wasn’t a bug in the agreement, it was a feature. Everyone including Russia had to know that. But now that the port has been de-mined, I expect a swift end to the agreement, and swift capture by the Russians.

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      jbnw
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      Plenty of neighboring land, and Ukraine can’t mine the air.

      But I hope it’s more swift than protracted – Odessa is a lovely city, and we would like to be able to visit again!

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