UN confirms passage of vessels through ‘grain corridor’ on Nov. 3, says infrastructure minister

2 November 2022, 12:09 PM
On November 3, the

On November 3, the "grain corridor" will resume work after a break (Photo:Oleksandr Kubrakov via Twitter)

Eight vessels with Ukrainian agricultural products will pass through the “grain corridor” on Nov. 3, Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov wrote on Twitter on Nov. 1.

“The Black Sea Grain Initiative continues,” he tweeted.

“On Thursday, Nov. 3, eight vessels with agricultural products are expected to pass through the ‘grain corridor.’ We got confirmation from the United Nations.”

Kubrakov added inspections of the ships would be carried out in the Bosphorus on Nov. 2.

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Ukraine, Turkey and the United Nations on Nov. 1 agreed that no vessels would pass through the “grain corridor” on Nov. 2.

The UN Secretariat at the Joint Coordination Centre said the UN and Turkish inspectors had concluded 36 inspections on board outbound vessels.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in a Nov. 1 phone call with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, said Ukraine is ready to continue participating in the implementation of grain agreements together with the United Nations and Turkey.

On Oct. 29, Russia announced that it was suspending its participation in the “grain deal,” citing the drone attack on the Sevastopol Bay in occupied Crimea, and suggesting that Ukraine and the UK are to blame.

Ahead of the announcement of the suspension, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said it would be “dangerous” to continue the grain deal without Russia.

"In conditions where Russia talks about the impossibility of guaranteeing the safety of navigation in these areas, such (a grain) deal is hardly feasible," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists.

However, Ukraine, Turkey and the United Nations are continuing the implementation of the deal and no security incidents with grain shipments have yet been recorded.

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