On Sunday morning, four more ships carrying 33,300 tons of agricultural products left ports in Ukraine. This was reported by the Turkish Ministry of Defense.
The ships left the ports of Odessa, Chornomorsk and Yuzhny with sugar beets, vegetable oil and wheat. The ships’ final destinations are Gunsan in South Korea and ports in Turkey.
The departure of the ships was given the green light from a joint coordination center in Istanbul. It was established after an agreement between Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the United Nations. A humanitarian corridor – controlled by inspectors from the coordination center – allows agricultural products to leave Ukraine. Every ship entering the Bosphorus Strait – the strait between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara – is monitored by the Coordination Center, as is every empty ship bound for Ukraine.
Later Sunday, according to Turkey, six more ships will be checked, five of which are empty vessels sailing towards Ukraine.
The corridor aims to bring relief to global food markets. The price of wheat, among other things, rose to a record level as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Both countries are major grain producers, and the war has endangered grain exports to world markets.
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