The UN announced the dispatch of the first ship with grain from Ukraine
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The first vessel with grain, according to the agreement signed earlier between Turkey, the UN, Ukraine and Russia, can leave the Ukrainian port as early as Friday, July 29. This was announced by UN Deputy Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths.
«We hope that the first flight will take place in the coming days, we hope— tomorrow»— he said.
At the same time, according to him, negotiations are ongoing between the parties regarding the inclusion of fertilizers in the list of products that can be transported under the deal.
After the start of the Russian military operation, Ukraine and Western countries accused Russia of blocking the export of agricultural products from Ukrainian ports and thus provoking a food crisis in the world. Moscow, in turn, stated that it did not interfere with the export of grain, and the Ukrainian side, which mined the ports, was to blame for the current situation.
After lengthy negotiations, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the UN signed an agreement on the export of grain. The agreements provide for the creation of a corridor for its export.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu specified that the agreement included two documents. According to the first of them, the UN will join in lifting restrictions on the export of Russian fertilizers and agricultural products. The second document defines the algorithm for the export of Ukrainian grain through the sea humanitarian corridor from Odessa, Chornomorsk and Yuzhny— they have already begun to prepare for the export of grain.
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The parties also agreed to establish a coordination center, the start of which Turkey announced on July 27. Its representatives will be engaged in the inspection of ships in order to prevent the transport of weapons on them— Moscow insisted on this.
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