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The first foreign ship to export grain will arrive in Ukraine

More than 20 million tons of wheat were blocked without being able to leave

The Turkish ship Fulmar S will arrive in Ukraine on Saturday, August 6, and will become the first foreign bulk carrier to arrive in the country to export these items, the Turkish General Maritime Directorate reported on Friday.

"The inspection of the ship that will make the first trip to the Ukrainian ports that have been closed since February 24 and whose operations have been suspended since then was completed in the morning," the entity said on Twitter.

Therefore, the ship will arrive in Ukraine on the night of August 6.

After the Russian military operation in Ukraine, grain exports and other items were affected. Therefore, on July 22 Russia, Turkey and the United Nations (UN) they signed a pact to unblock the export of grain and fertilizers from Ukraine amid the confrontations.

Representatives of the Ukrainian government signed a similar document with Turkey and UN representatives, he noted. Sputnik.

Turkey controls maritime traffic to and from the Black Sea through its Bosphorus Strait.

For its part, Russia signed a memorandum with the UN to contribute to the export of Russian fertilizers and agricultural products to international markets.

That is how the Razoni ship arrived in Istanbul on August 2, which set sail on Monday the 1st from the Ukrainian port of Odessa, on the Black Sea, with 26.000 tons of corn. In the city of Odesa, another 16 boats are waiting for their turn.

Before reaching these agreements, in June the Ukrainian government reported that more than 20 million tons of wheat were blocked without being able to leave.

According to the UN and other organizations, more than 200 million people in the world need grain and cereals that are exported from Russia and Ukraine.

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