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The first of three dry cargo ships with corn from Ukraine arrived in Istanbul

The first of three dry cargo ships with corn from Ukraine arrived in Istanbul. This was announced on August 6 by the Ministry of National Defense of Turkey.

“The Panama-flagged Navistar ship, which will sail from Ukraine to Ireland with 33,000 tons of corn and left the port of Odessa, reached the designated place in the north of Istanbul and dropped anchor. In the coming hours, the vessel will be inspected by the Joint Coordination Center (JCC),” the agency said in a statement. Twitter.

Earlier, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that three ships carrying corn left the ports of Odessa and Chernomorsk.

Prior to this, the SKC in Istanbul coordinated the dispatch of three ships with a cargo of grain from the ports of Odessa and Chernomorsk. It was noted that 58 thousand tons of corn will be exported through the sea humanitarian corridor as part of the initiative to export grain through the Black Sea.

The first dry cargo ship with Ukrainian grain was inspected in the port of Istanbul on August 3. It was reported that the Razoni ship with 27,000 tons of corn will pass the Sea of ​​Marmara and the Dardanelles and head to the end point of the route to Lebanon.

Moscow positively assessed the release of the first ship with Ukrainian grain after the conclusion of the food deal. As Dmitry Peskov, press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation, noted the day before, the departure of the first ship with grain from the Ukrainian port made it possible to test the mechanisms agreed upon at the talks in Istanbul.

The Ukrainian authorities intend to take out no more than three ships with grain per day from their ports in order to test the safety of exit routes for ships.

The Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov noted that after the completion of the trial period, the export of Ukrainian grain from ports could reach 3 million tons per month within 4-6 weeks.

On July 29, the Turkish Ministry of Defense announced the completion of technical work on organizing the export of grain from Ukraine.

On July 22, a memorandum was signed in Istanbul on facilitating the supply of Russian agricultural products and fertilizers to world markets. A package of documents, which, among other things, involve the UN’s involvement in lifting export restrictions, was signed by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and UN Secretary General António Guterres.

The topic of exporting grain from Ukraine has been actively discussed in recent months against the backdrop of a deteriorating situation in the food markets of the world. As a result of the mining by Ukrainian militants of ports on the territory of the state, the export of wheat from the country by sea was blocked.

At the end of June, Russian President Vladimir Putin emphasized that Moscow does not prevent the export of Ukrainian grain. He noted that the Ukrainian authorities themselves had mined the ports and did not release ships. Putin also spoke about other options for the export of wheat – through Romania, the Danube, Poland, Belarus.

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