So many Ukrainian ships with grain have reached Turkey
Four cargo ships sail from Ukraine: Turkish and Ukrainian officials
The UN and Turkey brokered a deal to unblock Ukraine’s ports last month after UN warnings of famine.
Four ships carrying Ukrainian food products sailed from Ukrainian Black Sea ports as part of a deal to unblock the country’s seaborne exports, Ukrainian and Turkish officials said, Al Jazeera reports, Express reports.
The four bulk carriers were loaded with almost 170,000 tons of corn and other food products, the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) said on Facebook on Sunday.
The resumption of wheat exports is being overseen by a Joint Coordination Center (JCC) in Istanbul, staffed by Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish and United Nations personnel.
The UN and Turkey brokered the deal last month after UN warnings of possible outbreaks of famine in parts of the world due to a ban on wheat shipments from Ukraine that had squeezed supplies and sent prices soaring.
On Saturday, a foreign-flagged ship arrived in Ukraine for the first time since the war began in February to be loaded with grain, Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov said.
“We are gradually moving to larger volumes of work. We plan to ensure the ports’ ability to handle at least 100 ships per month in the near future,” he said on Facebook on Sunday. /Express