Two new ships loaded with 70,000 tons of grain left Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Chornomorsk on Tuesday as part of the Kyiv agreement on export resumption, Ukraine’s Infrastructure Ministry said.
“Two ships left the port of Chornomorsk with a total cargo volume of 70,000 tons. The ship Rahmi Yaggi will deliver 5,300 tons to Turkey and nearly 65,000 tons of corn will be shipped to South Korea by the bulk carrier Ocean Lion,” the ministry said on its Telegram channel.
Russia and Ukraine signed two separate deals on July 22, validated by Turkey and the United Nations, allowing the export of Ukrainian grain, which has been blocked by the war since February 24, and Russian grain despite Western sanctions agricultural products.
Several ships have already left Ukraine in the past few days.
The lockdown of millions of tons of grain due to the war in Ukraine, which is one of the world’s top producers alongside Russia, has sent food prices soaring in the poorest countries and fueled fears of a food crisis.