The first dry cargo ship with Ukrainian corn left for Istanbul on August 1, and on August 3 it passed inspection there. The new ships will also transport corn
Dry cargo ship with Ukrainian grain in Istanbul
On the morning of August 5, three ships with more than 50,000 tons of Ukrainian agricultural products will depart from Odessa and Chornomorsk, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov said on his Facebook page (the social network belongs to the Meta corporation, which is recognized as extremist and banned in Russia).
“Tomorrow, from five to eight o’clock in the morning, two ships are expected to leave the port of Chernomorsk, as well as one from the port of Odessa. After that, a caravan will be formed, which, together with the leading ship, will go to the ports of destination,— he wrote.
The Minister added that dry cargo ships Navi Star, Rojen and Polarnet would carry out the transportation. They will have corn on board.
The joint coordination center in Istanbul, which approved the departure on August 5 of three ships with grain from Odessa and Chernomorsk, TASS reports. They will deliver 58 thousand tons of grain.
Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the UN signed a “grain deal” 22 July. The parties agreed to create a safe sea corridor for the passage of commercial ships with grain from Ukrainian ports— Odessa, Chernomorsk and Yuzhny.
Earlier, Kyiv accused Moscow of blocking them, Moscow also noted that the ports were not functioning, because Kyiv had mined them. At the same time, a food crisis began to develop in the world.
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Razoni, the first dry cargo ship with Ukrainian agricultural products on board, left Odessa on the morning of August 1st. On August 2, in the evening, he arrived in Istanbul, where he then went through an inspection of the ship: it was checked for weapons and ammunition. The dry cargo ship sails under the flag of Sierra Leone to Lebanon, it carries 26 thousand tons of corn. also included a clause on lifting restrictions on the export of Russian agricultural products and fertilizers. Moscow insisted that the implementation of this agreement began “synchronously” with the export of grain. On August 2, the Russian Foreign Ministry pointed out that in order to fully implement the agreements, Western countries need to ensure the access of Russian food and fertilizers to world markets, “that is, to remove the financial and logistical obstacles caused by the anti-Russian restrictions they have introduced.” The agency warned the West “against trying to wind up or not fulfill the second part of the deal package.”