Russia blocks grain initiative: Ukrainian ports are operating at 25-30% of their capacity
Russia is deliberately delaying the full implementation of the “Grain Initiative.” As a result, the ports of Odesa have been operating at only 25-30% of their capacity in recent days, the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine reports.
“Today, October 23, 2022, the bulk carrier PANGEO, chartered by the UN World Food Program (WFP), left the port of Chornomorsk. It has 40,000 tons of wheat for Yemen on board,” the ministry’s statement reads.
Also, 6 ships with 124,300 tons of agricultural products for Asian and European countries left the ports of Odesa, Chornomorsk and Pivdennyi.
Since August 1, 2022, 380 ships have exported 8.5 million tons of agricultural products to the countries of Africa, Asia and Europe from the ports of Odesa.