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Eight more grain ships leave Ukraine’s Black Sea ports

On September 21, eight vessels carrying Ukrainian agricultural products departed from Ukraine’s Black Sea ports of Odesa, Chornomorsk and Pivdennyi through the “grain corridor.”

According to Ukrinform, the press service of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine reported this on Facebook.

“On September 21, as part of the implementation of the ‘grain initiative,’ eight ships carrying 170,300 tonnes of agricultural products left the ports of Odesa, Chornomorsk and Pivdennyi and are heading towards countries in Asia and Europe,” the report said.

It added that the bulk carriers DS MANATEE, SEA INSPIRATION, NIZAR departed from the port of Odesa, SWIMMER, CENK M from the port of Chornomorsk, and MED ISLAND, BRIGHT STAR, LEONORA VICTORY from the port of Pivdennyi.

According to the ministry, 4.27 million tonnes of agricultural products have been exported since the first ship with Ukrainian foodstuffs departed from the port of Odesa on August 1.

A total of 185 grain ships have already left Ukrainian ports for countries in Asia, Europe and Africa.

In Istanbul on July 22, at the proposal of the United Nations, Ukraine, Turkey, Russia and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres signed the Initiative on the Safe Transportation of Grain and Foodstuffs from the ports of Odesa, Chornomorsk and Pivdennyi.

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