News, Uncategorized


A Ukrainian official has said that the U.S. is working on a plan to target Russia’s Black Sea Fleet to free up ports whose blockade by Moscow threatens world food supplies.

With Ukraine one of the world’s biggest suppliers of grain, there are fears the blocking by Russia of the ports that allow the distribution of the food will spur a global food shortage.

DCO Global News
Published on May 21, 2022
By Odoh Dominic Chukwuemeka

Russian Black Sea Fleet Ship

On Friday, Ukrainian ministry of internal affairs adviser Anton Gerashchenko tweeted that the U.S. “is preparing a plan to destroy the Black Sea Fleet.”

“The effective work of the Ukrainians on warships convinced (the USA) to prepare a plan to unblock the ports,” he said. “Deliveries of powerful anti-ship weapons (Harpoon and Naval Strike Missile with a range of 250-300 km) are being discussed.”

His message follows a report from Reuters that the White House is working on a plan to put anti-ship missiles in the hands of Ukrainian troops to defeat the naval blockade.

U.S. officials and congressional sources said the powerful anti-ship missiles which Gerashchenko referred to may be either directly shipped to Ukraine, or transferred through a European ally.

Ukraine has called for more U.S. firepower beyond the artillery, Javelin and Stinger missiles it currently has so it can push an estimated 20 Russian navy vessels including submarines, away from its Black Sea ports. In April, Russia’s Black Sea Fleet flagship vessel, Moskva, was sunk by Ukrainian missiles.

As well as offering a tactical advantage to help Ukraine’s war effort, the supply of more arms would also have global ramifications, as it would pave the way to a restart of shipments of grain and other agricultural products.

But just how to further arm Ukraine has U.S. officials worried about what might happen if the weapons were captured by Russian forces and add to an escalation, according to Reuters.

One American official said no one wants to be the first or only country to supply a Harpoon, fearing reprisals from Russia.

Also, there are logistical difficulties with Harpoons, which are made by Boeing and are mostly sea-based with a limited availability of platforms to launch them from shore.

However, the agency reported that the U.S. was looking at potentially pulling a launcher off an American ship.

In a statement to Newsweek, a State Department spokesman said, “As the conflict is changing, so too is our military assistance to deliver the critical capabilities Ukraine needs for today’s fight as Russia’s forces engage in a renewed offensive in eastern Ukraine.

“We are the world’s leading provider of security assistance to Ukraine in its hour of need, and we are encouraging Allies and partners worldwide to do the same.”

The prospect of food rotting at Black Sea ports has caused alarm in the international community. The United Nations food chief, David Beasley, appealed directly to Vladimir Putin that millions would die around the world because of the Russian blockade.

“If you have any heart at all, you need to open up those ports,” he said.

By Odoh Dominic Chukwuemeka

Your support matters.
Sustain independent journalism.


Click to Follow our website

FaceBook Page; DCO Global News

DCO Global News Contacts;
For information on Press Releases, News, Advertisements, Videos, Photos, Events happenings, Promotional Events and Adverts, Share your stories with us, Please Call or Send a Text to our Whatsapp number; +886963563485, +886970840314.
Or send an email to;,

(Like and Follow our Facebook Page; DCO Global News)

(Follow us on Twitter; @Dcoglobalnews)

(Follow us on LinkedIn; Dco Global News)

(Follow us on Tumblr; Dcoglobalnews)

(Follow us on Google +; Dco Global News TV)

(Subscribe to our YouTube Channel; DCO Global News TV)

Subscribe to our Telegram Channel DCO Global News.

Follow our Website http www.

Advertise with us.
Send us enquiries, Press releases.

DCO Global News Promotes the Values of Democracy, Human Rights, Values of Life and Freedom of Expression in a Region Where Genuine Media Freedom Remains Elusive and where many Media outlets remain Divided along Ethnic Lines.
Let’s 🚶 Walk the 🚶 Walk 🚶 Together.
Don’t miss a thing, get the latest updates to fuel your conversation daily.

For 2022, DCO Global News commit to another year of high-impact reporting that can counter misinformation and offer an authoritative, trustworthy source of news for everyone. With no shareholders or political owner, we set our own agenda and provide truth-seeking journalism that’s free from commercial and political influence. When it’s never mattered more, we can investigate and challenge without fear or favour.

(Support DCO Global News.)

TEXT AD: To advertise here.
Call Dominic +886970840314…
All Rights Reserved.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s