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First Ukrainian wheat export under UN agreement as more ships leave Black Sea ports

Two more ships left the Ukrainian Black Sea port on Friday. Among them was one of his ships carrying Ukrainian wheat, one of the first to be exported under a United Nations-brokered deal,the Turkish Defense Ministry said.

A total of 14 vessels have set sail from Ukraine in the past two weeks, following an agreement with Russia to allow grain exports from Ukraine's Black Sea ports to resume. did. Suspended for 5 months due to war damage.

The agreement, brokered by the United Nations along with Turkey, was agreed last month amid concerns that the loss of Ukraine's grain supply could lead to severe food shortages and even famine in parts of the world.

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Belize The flagged vessel Sormovsky left the Ukrainian port of Chornomorsk on Friday, Turkey's defense ministry said on Friday, carrying 3,050 tons of wheat to Tekirdag province in northwestern Turkey.

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This is the first shipment of wheat from Ukraine, and by 1 February it will be the world's accounted for almost one-third of wheat exports. Moscow has launched a "special operation" to demilitarize its neighbor.

Ukraine has about 20 million tons of grain left over from last year's harvest, and this year's wheat harvest is also estimated at her 20 million tons.

First ship for Ukrainian grain exports set sail for first time since Russian aggression began – 1 August 2022

It also departed from Pivdennyi port bound for Iran with 60,000 tons of corn on board, according to the ministry Star Laura, which carried the flag of the Marshall Islands.

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So far, most of the cargo under this deal has carried grain for animal feed or fuel. I'm in.

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As part of the UN agreement, all vessels will be inspected in Istanbul by the Joint Coordination Center staffed by Russian, Ukraine, Turkish and UN officials.

The Lazoni, the first ship to depart Ukraine under the deal, docked in Turkey on Thursday and headed to Egypt on Friday, Refinitiv's ship tracking data showed.

The shipping agent Toros, which has managed the Lazoni's discharge in Turkey, said Thursday that the vessel will unload her 1,500 tonnes of her 26,527 tonnes corn cargo in Mersin, southern Turkey. He said he would send the rest to Egypt. READ FULL TEXT

First shipment of Ukrainian grain since Russian invasion left Odessa port – 1 August 2022

Rahmi Yagci, who left Ukraine, left for Istanbul on Tuesday and anchored at the northern end of the Bosphorus in Istanbul on Friday, while Mustafa Nekati, which left for Italy on Sunday, anchored at the southern end. Did.

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After inspection by her JCC team in Istanbul, four of her other vessels decided to travel to Ukraine. Approved. Turkey's defense ministry said Thursday that ships arriving in Ukraine are being loaded.

It was not immediately clear when they would depart. The United Nations said the number of inbound ships is expected to increase as grain sales are agreed.

(Reporting by Ali Kucukgocmen, Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore and Jason Neely)

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