Russia bombs Odesa after signing grain deal. – Weekly digest, 18-24 July (podcast)

Agreements aimed to unblock Ukrainian grain exports were signed this week in Istanbul. The very next day, Russia attacked Ukraine’s most critical port in Odesa. The three port complexes of Odesa are key to export Ukrainian food worldwide. – This is the weekly digest of our “Explaining Ukraine” podcast.


  • Volodymyr Yermolenko, Ukrainian philosopher and journalist, chief editor at
  • Tetyana Ogarkova, Ukrainian scholar and journalist who is in charge of international outreach at the Ukraine Crisis Media Centre.

We continue our “Explaining Ukraine” podcast by discussing consequences of Russian invasion of Ukraine. 

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UCMC’s contribution to episode #127 is supported by the joint Ukraine Crisis Media Center and Estonian Centre for International Development project that is funded by the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and American Embassy in Kyiv.