The first ship with grain since the beginning of the war leaves the Ukrainian port of Odessa

The first ship with grain since the beginning of the war leaves the Ukrainian port of Odessa

A ship loaded with grain left the Ukrainian port of Odessa (south) on Monday for the first time since the start of the war in UkraineUnchained on February 24 by the invasion order given by the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, as confirmed by the Turkish, Ukrainian and Russian authorities. Russia speaks of “a good opportunity to test the effectiveness of the agreed mechanisms” in Istanbul.

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister, Dimitro Kuleba, has indicated that it is “a day of relief for the world, especially for friends in East Next, Asia Y Africa“. “The first (ship with) grain from Ukraine leaves Odessa after months of Russian blockade. Ukraine has always been a trusted partner and will continue to be so if Russia respects its part of the agreement,” he added.

In this line, the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Oleksandr Kubrakov, has confirmed in a message on his account on the social network Facebook that “the first ship with Ukrainian food has left the port of Odessa”. The ship is the reasonwith flag of saw Lioness.

First ship with Ukrainian grain

Thus, he explained that the ship “will travel through a corridor whose safety has been confirmed by the guarantor partners: nations united Y Turkey“. “There are 26,000 tons of Ukrainian grain on board”, he pointed out, before recalling that “Ukraine is the fourth largest exporter of grain in the world, so the possibility of exporting it through the ports is a colossal success to guarantee world food security”.

“Today, Ukraine and its partners are taking another step to prevent world hunger. Unblocking the ports will generate at least one billion dollars (about 977 million euros) in profits for the economy and an opportunity for the agricultural sector to plan the next year’s crops”, he defended, before thanking “the partners who, despite the difficulties, did not stop working on preparations for exports”.

[Rusia ataca el puerto de Mikolaiv y puntos del Mar Negro tras desbloquear la exportación del cereal]

In this regard, he stressed that “Ukraine has done everything possible to restore operations in the ports and in the companies involved” and highlighted the “immovable support of US and European partners”. “It has been a difficult journey that has lasted three months”, he acknowledged, while advancing that “in Greater Odessa there are 16 other ships waiting their turn.”

“These are the ships that have been blocked since the beginning of the Russian invasion, while we will receive requests about the arrival of new ships to load agricultural products. Over the next few weeks, with the support of our partners, we plan to reach the full capacity of shipment of agricultural products,” Kubrakov said.

For his part, the Ministry of Defence Russian has confirmed the ship’s departure from port, while the Kremlin spokesman, Dimitri peskov, stressed that “this is a good opportunity to test the effectiveness of the mechanisms agreed upon in the talks in Istanbul”, according to the Russian news agency Interfax. “We hope that all agreements are applied by all parties and that the mechanism works effectively,” she added.

The departure of the ship from the port has also been applauded by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterreswho has highlighted that “this is an achievement of the Joint Coordination Centern under the auspices of the UN and composed of representatives of Ukraine, Russia Y Turkey“.

“The first commercial to leave the port of Odessa since February it has set sail for Lebanon with 26,527 tons of corn,” he pointed out through his Twitter account, less than a week after the Turkish authorities inaugurated the Istanbul coordination center for the export of grain from Ukraine, within the framework of the agreement reached by the Russian and Ukrainian authorities, with the participation of nations united.

The agreement went ahead after the parties agreed to a UN-sponsored plan to form a coordination center in the city of Istanbul with the aim of carrying out joint inspections at port entrances and exits and guaranteeing the security of the routes.

In this sense, it is foreseen that the ships cross the sea Black towards the strait Bosphorusin Turkey, where the joint coordination center is located. Said center will be in charge of examining the boats that come into Ukraine to ensure that they do not carry weapons or combat material.

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Source: Elespanol

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