Russia once again stopped the grain corridor

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Representatives of Russia refused to coordinate the movement of ships to / from the seaports of Ukraine along the humanitarian corridor operating under the Black Sea Initiative for the export of grain and related food products by sea. This is stated in the statement of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Due to the actions of the Russians in Istanbul, four vessels, including the vessel AKDENIZ-M, which was chartered by the UN World Food Program to deliver wheat to Ethiopia, have not yet been able to leave the ports of Chornomorsk, Odessa and Yuzhny, and are forced to wait additional time for approval of their passage.

Also, one vessel is waiting for passage to the port of Odessa in the Sulina area.

In addition, false information began to spread on the Internet about the alleged ban by the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the movement of merchant ships as part of the grain initiative from / to the ports of Big Odessa.

“Such information is absolutely untrue,” the department noted.

“We emphasize that Ukraine is steadily fulfilling all the obligations assigned to it within the framework of the Black Sea Grain Initiative and is making every effort to maintain and expand the export of grain and related food products by sea in the interests of our state,” the message says.

According to the UN, as of April 25, the grain corridor from Ukrainian ports sent 28.9 million tons of agricultural products to the countries of Africa, Asia and Europe, including 14.5 million tons of corn, 7.9 million tons of wheat, sunflower oil — 1.5 million tons.