Ukraine war: First grain shipment leaves Odesa port under historic deal

Ukraine war: First grain shipment leaves Odesa port under historic deal
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Soon after Russia and Ukraine struck a deal to end the food grain blockade, the first ship carrying grain left a Ukrainian port on Monday.

As per the Turkish and Ukrainian officials, the ship left the southern port of Odesa early Monday morning.

In the wake of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, Moscow had blockaded the Ukrainian ports since February. But the two sides reached a deal to resume shipments last month.

This historic deal aims to ease the global food crisis and lower the price of grain, specially the African countries.

This ship carrying corn is expected to arrive in Turkish waters for inspection on Tuesday.

First grain shipment leaves Ukrainian port under the deal

UN Secretary-General António Guterres also welcomed the first departure of the ship since the Ukraine war began.

This deal was brokered by the UN and Turkey. Did you know this Russian blockade of Ukraine’s grain contributed to a global food crisis?

It made wheat-based products more expensive. Under the terms of this historic Russia-Ukraine deal, Moscow will not target ports while shipments are in transit.

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