12 ships carrying grain have already left Ukrainian ports since the signing of the UN-Turkey agreement
Two more ships with agricultural products departed from Ukrainian ports on August 9, 2022, bringing the total to leave the country under a safe passage deal to 12. — Reuters reports.
The Ocean Lion left for South Korea, carrying 64,720 tonnes of corn, while the Rahmi Yagci was carrying 5,300 tonnes of sunflower meal to Istanbul.
A deal allowing the export of Ukrainian grain through the Black Sea was signed in the Turkish city of Istanbul on Friday, July 22, 2022, after months of negotiations. The deal aims at resuming grain exports from Ukrainian ports blocked by Russia due to its brutal invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022.