5 more ships with agricultural products left Black Sea ports in Ukraine this morning, the Ministry of Defense of Turkey reported.
"The shipment of grain continues according to plan. As of this morning, 5 more vessels 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", "Pivdeniy"), which were blocked by Russia after Moscow invaded 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 Odesa on August 1. The first vessel to be loaded entered the Odesa port on August 6 for the first time since February 24. The corridor earned both sides.
The Ministry of Infrastructure noted that 2.37 million tons of agricultural products have been exported since the first ship with Ukrainian food left today. In particular, 54 ships with 1.04 million tons were sent to Asian countries, 32 ships with 0.85 million tons to Europe, and 16 ships with 0.47 million tons of agricultural products to Africa.