Why Would Pipeline Damage Threaten Black Sea Grain Deal?
According to a Reuters report:
- Russia's Defence Ministry claims that "Ukrainian saboteurs" on Monday, June 5, had blown up a section of the Togliatti-Odesa ammonia pipeline that carries fertilizer from Russia to Ukraine.
- Russia uses the pipeline to pump up to 2.5 million tons of ammonia each year for global export.
- It will take up to three months to repair the pipeline, according to the ministry.
- Moscow says it will limit the number of vessels allowed to travel to Pivdennyi port under the Black Sea deal until the ammonia pipeline can be restarted.
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