Eight grain ships leave Ukrainian ports over past two days

Eight grain ships leave Ukrainian ports over past two days

Eight ships carrying 342,000 tonnes of agricultural products have left Ukraine's Black Sea ports for countries in Africa, Asia and Europe over the past two days.

Ukraine's Ministry of Infrastructure said this in a statement on Telegram, Ukrinform reports.

According to the ministry, four vessels loaded with 130,500 tonnes of agricultural products pass through the "grain corridor" at this time.

As many as 483 ships have exported 11.6 million tonnes of Ukrainian foodstuffs from Ukraine's Black Sea ports to countries in Asia, Africa and Europe since August 1 this year.

Ukraine, Turkey 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 in Istanbul on July 22. The first ship with Ukrainian grain left the port of Odesa on August 1.

Ukraine, the United Nations and Turkey agreed in Istanbul on November 17 to extend the Black Sea Grain Initiative for another 120 days.

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