“Qfour ships are heading towards the Bosphorus, 11 ships entered the ports of Odessa to be loaded”, reported the Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure, Oleksandre Koubrakov, on the social network X.
The ships in question will “export around 130 thousand tons of cereals and 10 thousand tons of metal to countries in Africa, Asia and Europe”, he detailed.
“In total, 62 ships used the maritime corridor, of which 37 have already exported 1.3 million tons of Ukrainian agricultural products and other goods,” Koubrakov quantified.
In August, Ukraine created a maritime corridor between its southern ports and the Bosphorus a few weeks after the Russians withdrew from an agreement between the two states – created under the auspices of the UN and Turkey -, vital for security world food.
This agreement had allowed the export through the Black Sea, over the course of a year, of almost 33 million tons of cereals and other Russian food products.
For its part, the Russian Federation threatened to attack all ships leaving or arriving at ports controlled by Kiev.
In August and September, the Russians bombed Ukrainian grain and port infrastructure, while claiming that they were only hitting military targets.
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