The Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, greeted “warmly” the departure this Monday of the first Ukrainian grain ship in the framework of a plan to lift the russian blockade at sea, a spokesman said.
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“The secretary general hopes this will be the first of many commercial ships that move in accordance with the signed agreement, and that provides the indispensable stability and assistance to world food security, especially in the most fragile humanitarian contexts,” the UN said in a statement.
A ship loaded with grain left this Monday from the Ukrainian port of Odessa for the first time since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, triggered on February 24 by the invasion order given by the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, as confirmed by the Turkish and Ukrainian authorities.
The Turkish Ministry of Defense indicated in a statement on his account on the social network Twitter that the ship began its journey at 8:30 am and added that it will go to the Lebanese port of Tripoli, from where it will go to Istanbul on Tuesday.
For his part, the Infrastructure Minister of Ukraine Oleksander Kubrakov, 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 ‘Razoni’, flying the flag of Sierra Leone.
With information from AFP