Russia is delaying the work of the grain initiative, after renewing its participation in the agreement, now 210 ships remain in the queue. Currently, the number of inspected vessels has dropped to 8-9 per day, although on the days of Russia's refusal to participate, UN and Turkish inspectors inspected up to 46 vessels per day. Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Yuriy Vaskov said this in an interview with LIGA.net.
"Today we returned to the same problems. Joint inspections have resumed. All four parties participate in the inspection. But they are planned now on average only 12 per day, of which 8-9 are actually completed. At the same time, the need is 25-30 per day." - complained the deputy minister.
As of November 7, there were 88 vessels in the queue bound for Ukrainian ports, and another 18 loaded vessels were waiting for an "exit" inspection in Turkish territorial waters.
"During the three months of operation of the corridor, we sent 10.1 million tons of grain to the world from the ports of Greater Odessa. This is a significant indicator on a global scale. Therefore, our task is to increase this volume. According to the results of October, we exported 4.2 million tons. If the inspections worked without delays - it would be at least 6 million tons per month - this is a real indicator that the corridor can provide," Vaskov concluded.