26,000 Tons of Corn: First Ukrainian Grain Ship Leaves Port After Turkey-Brokered Deal

26,000 Tons of Corn: First Ukrainian Grain Ship Leaves Port After Turkey-Brokered Deal


ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – The first ship carrying Ukrainian grain set off from the port of Odesa on Monday under a deal brokered by the United Nations and Turkey that is expected to release large stores of Ukrainian crops to foreign markets and ease a growing hunger crisis.

The Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship Razoni left Odesa for Lebanon, Turkey’s defense ministry said. A statement from the United Nations said the Razoni was carrying over 26,000 tons of corn.

Data from the Razoni´s Automatic Identification System, a safety tracker for ships at sea, showed the vessel slowly coming out from its berth at Odesa port Monday morning alongside a tug boat.

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