Blockade of Ukrainian ports – the first ship with Ukrainian grain was inspected – UNIAN

Another 17 vessels are currently loaded and awaiting permission to leave.

The Razoni ship left Odessa / Facebook photo Oleksandr Kubrakov

A group of inspectors climbed Board Razoni, the first grain carrier that left Ukrainian ports in wartime. After inspection, the ship will leave the Bosphorus and head to the Lebanese port of Tripoli.

This is reported Reuters.

Two boats with inspection personnel left the small fishing port in Istanbul’s Rumeli Feneri district towards the ship, which was surrounded by two Coast Guard boats and a helicopter circled around it.

Wednesday’s inspection by Ukrainian, Turkish, Russian and UN personnel who work at the Joint Coordination Center (JCC) in Istanbul is expected to end around noon.

“This is the first ship that goes along the “grain corridor” agreed with the UN and Turkey. Thanks to the Armed Forces of Ukraine and port services, RAZONI safely crossed the path to the Bosphorus, where it was checked by representatives of the SKC. Using the example of RAZONI, all necessary control and coordination measures between Ukraine are finally agreed and worked out and signatory partners – the UN and Turkey,” Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov stressed.

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He stressed that control in Ukrainian ports or territorial waters remains solely with the Ukrainian side.

At the same time, applications are being accepted for the entry of new vessels to Ukrainian ports to load agricultural products. There are currently 17 vessels loaded and awaiting permission to leave.

UN spokesman St├ęphane Dujarric said more flights from Ukraine are planned on Wednesday, adding that about 27 ships are covered by the export agreement.

July 22 in Istanbul an agreement was signed to unblock three Ukrainian ports – “Odessa”, “Chernomorsk” and “Yuzhny” – for the export of grain and other agricultural products.

Infrastructure Minister of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu signed separate identical agreements with the UN and Turkey.

Control over the ports “Odessa”, “Chernomorsk” and “Yuzhny” remains entirely with the Ukrainian side.

The term of the agreement is 120 days with the possibility of extension. The Ukrainian and Russian military approved the export routes. Military escort of cargo is not provided. Vessels that go to Ukraine will be inspected for the presence of weapons, representatives of the Russian Federation are also involved.

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