UNITED NATIONS, October 29. /TASS/. The safety corridor established for Ukrainian food exports was used as a cover to attack Sevastopol, Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya said in a letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Saturday, as Russia suspends its participation in the agreements.
"The attack was shielded by safety corridors designated for implementation of the so-called ‘Black Sea Initiative’," the letter said, adding that the ships and Sevastopol’s port infrastructure were used for the functioning of the mentioned humanitarian route.
According to the letter, following the Ukrainian attack on the Black Sea Fleet ships, Russia "cannot guarantee safety of civilian ships" sailing under the ‘Black Sea Grain Initiative’.
"Starting as of today, the Russian side suspends the Initiative for an indefinite term," the letter said adding, "Relevant instructions were given to Russian representatives at the Joint Coordination Center in Istanbul.".