Inspection of the first ship with Ukrainian grain starts in Turkey

3 August, 05:21 PM
Inspection of the first ship with Ukrainian grain started in Turkey (Photo:Turkish Defense Ministry)

Inspection of the first ship with Ukrainian grain started in Turkey (Photo:Turkish Defense Ministry)

The Razoni has become the first cargo ship with Ukrainian grain to be inspected in a Turkish port since Ukraine, Turkey, the UN and Russia signed the Istanbul Agreements on unblocking Ukrainian ports, the Turkish Ministry of Defense reported on Twitter on Aug 3.

The Ministry published photos showing representatives of Ukraine, Turkey, Russia, and the UN boarding the ship, which was carrying 26,000 tons of corn.

After the inspection, the ship is to sail to Lebanon.

At this moment, 27 cargo ships are waiting to leave Ukrainian ports. At the same time, the Turkey has said it is ready to receive approximately one vessel per day.

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Ukraine's sea ports, which had been blocked by Russian forces since the start of a full-scale invasion on Feb. 24, resumed work after the signing of the humanitarian corridor agreement in Istanbul.

The agreement was reached between Ukraine, Turkey, and the UN. At the same time, the Russian side also signed a mirror agreement.

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