Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov hopes that in the near future Kyiv will be able to export about three million tons of products monthly through Ukrainian ports.
Earlier on Sunday, the Turkish Defense Ministry reported that four dry cargo ships with agricultural products left Ukrainian ports and were heading to Istanbul.
“In the near future, we plan to ensure the ability of the ports to handle at least 100 ships per month. We also plan to fully join the implementation of the Yuzhny Port initiative soon. We hope that thanks to this we will be able to send even larger convoys of ships to buyers, at least up to three million tons per month,” Kubrakov said in a Facebook statement*.
According to him, on Sunday, a second caravan left the ports of Odessa and Chernomorsk with almost 170 tons of food. Vessels are sent to the ports of Italy, China, and Turkey.
On July 22, in Istanbul, multilateral agreements were signed on lifting restrictions on the supply of Russian products for export and on Russia’s assistance in the export of Ukrainian grain. The deal, which was signed by representatives of Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, and the UN, involves the export of Ukrainian grain, food, and fertilizer across the Black Sea from three ports, including Odesa.