The first ship with Ukrainian corn left the port of Odessa. Razoni grain carrier left for Lebanon

According to Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov, “today Ukraine, together with partners, is taking another step towards preventing world hunger.”


Razoni grain carrier under the flag of Sierra Leone Photo: Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine

“The unblocking of ports will provide at least $1 billion in foreign exchange earnings for the economy and an opportunity for the agricultural sector to plan the sowing season next year. We are grateful to our partners who, despite the difficulties, did not stop work on preparing for export. For its part, Ukraine has done everything to resume the work of ports and all involved enterprises In the ports of Greater Odessa, another 16 ships are already waiting in line – these are the ships that have been blocked since the start of the full-scale invasion of Russia. In parallel, we will receive applications for the arrival of new ships to load agricultural products. In the coming weeks, with the support of our partners, we plan to reach the full capacity of transshipment of agricultural products,” Kubrakov said.

According to the Ukrainian Navy, “this exit of the vessel is the first and test for checking the corridor, communications and other procedures. Appropriate decisions will be made based on the results of this exit.”

As reported, on July 22, Ukraine, Turkey and the UN in Istanbul signed an agreement on the unblocking of Ukrainian ports for the export of grain.

July 26 in Istanbul started hard work A joint coordinating center that will monitor the work of the “grain corridors” in accordance with the agreement on the export of food from the ports of Ukraine, signed on July 22.


At 4 am on February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” in the occupied Donbas. Russia launched missile strikes on the territory of Ukraine and launched a direct full-scale invasion in four directions. The armed forces of Ukraine are rebuffing the enemy, the blitzkrieg plan – to capture Kyiv in two or three days – failed, the Russian army retreated from the capital. The Russian military commits thousands of war crimes and crimes against humanity throughout Ukraine.

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