Four more ships with agricultural products left Black Sea ports in Ukraine today, the Ministry of Defense of Turkey reported.
"The shipment of grain from Ukrainian ports continues. To date, 4 more ships with grain have left Ukrainian ports," the Ministry of Defense of Turkey reported on Twitter.
On July 22, Ukraine, the United Nations, Turkey and Russia signed an agreement (Ukraine and the Russian Federation separately) aimed at ensuring the safe passage of ships entering and leaving the three Ukrainian Black Sea ports ("Odesa", "Chornomorsk", "Pivdenyi"), which were blocked by the Russian Federation after the invasion of Moscow on February 24.
Ukraine and Russia are major exporters of grain, and the port blockade has delayed tens of millions of tons of grain in the country. The first ship with grain under the agreement left the port of Odessa on August 1. The first vessel to be loaded entered the Odesa port on August 6 for the first time since February 24. So, the corridor worked in both directions.
According to the Ministry of Defense of Turkey, approximately 100 ships and 2.5 million tons of grain have left Ukrainian ports.