First ship with Ukrainian grain left the port of Odesa since the start of the full-scale Russian invasion
On Monday, August 1, 2022, the Sierra Leone-flagged ship Razoni with 26,000 tons of corn left the port of Odesa, destined for Lebanon. It is the first departure since the start of the Russian invasion, stated the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine.
“The first Ukrainian grain ship since Russian aggression has left port. Thanks to the support of all our partner countries and the United Nations we were able to fully implement the Agreement signed in Istanbul. It’s important for us to be one of the guarantors of the world’s food security,” Ukraine’s Minister of Infrastructure, Oleksandr Kubrakov, said on Twitter.
The minister said 16 loaded vessels had been stuck in Ukrainian ports since the Russian invasion began, and officials planned for the ports to regain full transport capacity in the coming weeks.