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Ukraine accused Russia on Wednesday of deliberately striking its Black Sea grain facilities — and destroying tonnes of food — since Moscow quit an export deal meant to stave off a global crisis.

Kyiv's allegations came as a fire of unclear origin broke out at a military site in Russian-annexed Crimea, prompting local officials to call for the evacuation of thousands of civilians.

Military sites on the peninsula, a key supply artery for Russia's war in Ukraine, have been hit repeatedly in recent months.

Russia, for its part, fired strikes at Ukraine's Odesa for the second night in a row, with the defence ministry claiming to have struck fuel and ammunition facilities near the Black Sea port.

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