The vessel Razoni, loaded with more than 26,000 tons of corn, is moving towards the port of Istanbul.
The first vessel with Ukrainian grain left the port of Odessa / UNIAN photo, Oleksandr Gimanov
The first ship which came out of Odessa with Ukrainian food is a test corridor to check.
This was reported on the page of the Navy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Facebook.
“Today, on August 1, the first dry cargo ship left the port of Odessa. The Sierra Leone-flagged Razoni ship, loaded with more than 26,000 tons of corn, is heading towards the port of Istanbul, Turkey. This ship’s exit is the first and test to check the corridor, communications and other procedures. Appropriate decisions will be made based on the results of this exit,” the statement said.
It is noted that the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, together with brothers in the groupings, are making every effort to ensure the safety of navigation in order to overcome the food crisis.
As UNIAN reported, on the morning of August 1, from the Odessa seaport the first ship with Ukrainian food since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. Dry cargo ship Razoni under the flag of Sierra Leone is heading to the port of Tripoli in Lebanon with 26,000 tons of corn.
As you know, on July 22, an agreement was signed in Istanbul on the unblocking of the Ukrainian ports “Odessa”, “Chernomorsk” and “Pivdenny” for the export of grain and other agricultural products.
Infrastructure Minister of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu signed separate agreements with the UN and Turkey.
Control over the ports “Odessa”, “Chernomorsk” and “Pivdenny” remains entirely with the Ukrainian side.
As of June 15, Ukraine had to export about 20 million tons of old crop grain.
On July 29, Kubrakov announced that 10 ships with Ukrainian grain in the ports of Odessa and Chornomorsk were already ready for shipment.
According to CNN Turk, the first vessel with Ukrainian grain is to arrive in the territorial waters of Turkey on WednesdayAugust 3rd.