A vessel with Ukrainian wheat on board is being prepared for shipment.
More than 23,000 tons of Ukrainian wheat were loaded onto the bulk carrier Brave Commander in the port of Yuzhny.
The vessel is being prepared for shipment to Ethiopia. About it reported Minister of Infrastructure Alexander Kubrakov.
“On Friday, the vessel Brave Commander, chartered by the UN World Food Program (WFP), arrived at the Yuzhny port for loading. Now we are seeing the final preparations of the vessel before sending more than 23,000 tons of wheat for the people of Ethiopia,” the minister said.
According to the minister, Ethiopia is suffering from drought and armed confrontation, so Ukrainian grain is vital for this country.
Currently, work is underway with the UN World Food Program so that such flights become regular and are clearly focused on humanitarian assistance to those regions of the world where it is most needed.
On July 22, 2022, an agreement was signed in Istanbul on the unblocking of the Ukrainian ports Odessa, Chornomorsk and Yuzhny for the export of grain and other agricultural products. Infrastructure Minister of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu signed separate identical agreements with the UN and Turkey.
On August 1, as part of the implementation of the agreements, the first vessel, RAZONI, sailing under the flag of Sierra Leone, departed from the port of Odessa. The ship was transporting 26,000 tons of Ukrainian corn to the Lebanese port of Tripoli.
On August 5, the first caravan of ships with Ukrainian grain left the ports of Greater Odessa. Three bulk carriers NAVI STAR, ROJEN and POLARNET carry 57,000 tons of Ukrainian corn on board, bound for Turkey, Great Britain and Ireland.
On August 9, two more ships left the port of Chernomorsk with 70,000 tons of food.
As of August 11, in total, about 375,000 tons of grain were taken out of Ukraine through humanitarian sea corridors.
On August 12, 2022, two ships with grain left the ports of Ukraine.
On August 12, a vessel also arrived at the Yuzhny port to load grain for Africa.
As of August 13, 16 vessels with Ukrainian agricultural products were sent along the grain corridor.