The UK’s ambassador Barbara Woodward said to the UN that Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has shared with Ukraine intelligence that Russia has laid additional mines in the Black Sea and may attack civilian shipping in the region.
According to reports, Barbara Woodward said the UK has information indicating “the Russian military may expand their targeting of Ukrainian grain facilities further, to include attacks against civilian shipping in the Black Sea.”
She said, “Our information also indicates that Russia has laid additional sea mines in the approaches to Ukrainian ports. We agree with the US assessment that this is a coordinated effort to justify and lay blame on Ukraine for any attacks against civilian ships in the Black Sea.”
Woodward also said that on Tuesday, Sunak shared the information with Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky over a phone call earlier.