This is the result of the signing of an agreement between Kyiv and Moscow on the opening of Ukrainian ports.
0 The three Ukrainian ports designated for the export of grain haveresume workThe Ukrainian Navy announced Wednesday, “even if efforts are still being made to ensure the safety of convoys.” “In connection with the signing of an agreement on lifting the blockade of the Ukrainian ports for the export of grain, the ports of Odessa, Chornomorsk and Bivdnyi resumed workShe said on Telegram.
“Ships will exit and enter the seaports by forming a convoy escorting the lead ship. But this will be preceded by the painful work of the hydrographersTo determine safe passages, the Ukrainian Navy continued.
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On Monday, the government said it expects a recoveryfrom this weekof Ukraine’s grain exports, which is critical to global food security, as food prices have soared since the start of the Russian invasion on February 24. Kyiv and Moscow reached an agreement mediated by Turkey and under the auspices of the United Nations to unblock about 25 million tons of grain stuck in Ukrainian ports.
Opening Ukrainian Export Coordination Center
However, Ukrainian officials have repeatedly indicated that they do not trust Moscow to ensure the security of convoys. For its part, the Kremlin stressed that it does not see any obstacles to the resumption of exports. It is also hampered by the presence of naval mines deployed by Ukrainian forces to protect against a Russian amphibious attack. “Our military continues to do its work (…) to restore the shipping business in order to avoid the global food crisis,” the Ukrainian Navy said on Wednesday.
In addition, the Joint Coordination Center (JCC), which is responsible for monitoring Ukraine’s grain exports through the Black Sea, was officially opened on Wednesday in Istanbul, according to the agreements signed on July 22. The center that was set up inside a military academy he will manage.”Five representatives of Russia, Ukraine and the United Nations, in addition to Turkey, both militarily and civillyTurkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said during a short ceremony.
Under the four-month agreements signed between Russia and Ukraine, brokered by Turkey and under the auspices of the United Nations, the Central Coordination Committee will be responsible for carrying out inspections of ships departing from and arriving in Istanbul to ensure they are carrying nothing but grain.
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