Five vessels will leave Ukrainian ports, which will take out about 85,110 tons of food. This became known from the message of the Joint Coordinating Center (JCC) on August 24.
Dry cargo ship Ascanios with 58,510 tons of corn will leave Yuzhny for Germany, and Oris Sofi will transport 5.9 thousand tons of sunflower oil from Yuzhny to Turkish Tekirdag. As reported, the ships Mohamad Y and Bellis will leave Odessa for Israel with 11,000 tons of wheat and 6,000 tons of soybeans. The ship Zelek Star will sail from Chernomorsk to the Turkish city of Mersin, on which 3.7 thousand tons of peas will be delivered.
It is noted that the departure of the ships is scheduled for Thursday.
In addition, on Wednesday, SKC specialists inspected nine vessels, and another six are scheduled to be inspected on Thursday. The volume of food exports from Ukraine as of August 24 amounted to 769,986 tons.
On August 23, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the West was preparing a provocation against Russia, intending to use a ship with Ukrainian grain for this. In this regard, Zakharova stated that Russia is fully committed to the quadripartite agreement concluded in Istanbul on the safe transportation of grain and food from the ports of Ukraine.
On July 22, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and UN Secretary General António Guterres signed a memorandum on facilitating the supply of Russian agricultural products and fertilizers to world markets. As the Russian minister clarified, the document involves the involvement of the UN in the removal of restrictions on exports. At the same time, the Ukrainian delegation signed an agreement with Turkey and the UN on the export of grain. Its validity period is 120 days with the possibility of extension.