Russian forces launched a drone attack on the port of Reni along the Danube River in Ukraine's southern Odesa region overnight, damaging warehouses and granaries, Ukrainian officials said Wednesday.
In a Telegram post, Oleh Kiper, head of the Odesa regional military administration, said "the main target is port and grain infrastructure in the south of the region" on the Danube.
No casualties were reported, he said.
Ukraine's Operational Command in the south said Russia "hit the territory of one of the ports, destroying hangars with grain and agricultural machinery. The resulting fires were promptly extinguished."
A Ukrainian presidential adviser accused Moscow of specifically targeting food supplies.
"As a result of a Russian UAV hitting two metal hangar-type warehouses, 2 tractors caught fire and grain on fire was detected in a nearby warehouse over an area of 10 square meters,” the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Andrit Yermak wrote on Telegram.
“Terrorists continue to "fight" with food,” he added.
Ukraine's Air Force said Wednesday it had destroyed 13 Shahed drones over Odesa and the neighboring Mykolaiv region.
Some context: Small ports on the Danube have become vital for Ukrainian grain exports following the collapse of the Black Sea grain deal last month. Ukrainian officials say Russian forces are deliberately targeting port infrastructure on the river, as part of efforts to block the exports — posing a threat to food security in developing nations that rely on Ukrainian grain.