Three cargo ships loaded with corn left Ukrainian ports on the morning of August 5, reports the Tass news agency in particular.
These three ships will serve Ireland, England and Turkey, according to details from the Turkish Ministry of Defence, while a cargo ship is heading empty towards the Ukrainian port of Chernomorsk, in order to load cereals there. The four ships thus begin a series of regular rotations to supply the agricultural markets.
All are progressing under the supervision of the Joint Coordination Center (CCC), established in Istanbul under the terms of an international agreement signed in the same metropolis on July 22.
Russia and Ukraine have signed two separate texts, validated by Turkey and the United Nations, to allow exports of cereals from Ukraine, blocked since the launch of the Russian military operation on February 24, and those of Russian agricultural products despite Western sanctions. A first shipment of corn was made from Odessa on August 1 which, after its inspection on August 3 by the CCC at the entrance to the Bosphorus, was heading towards Tripoli, in northern Lebanon.