Turkey: shipment of more than 13 million tons of Ukrainian grain

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The Turkish Ministry of Defense announced on Sunday that the total quantities of grain shipped from Ukrainian ports since the beginning of August exceeded 13 million tons.

The ministry said in a statement that the transfer of grain from Ukrainian ports continues as planned under the agreement concluded on July 22.

On July 22, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and the United Nations signed the “Document of the Initiative for Safe Shipping of Grains and Foodstuffs from Ukrainian Ports” during a meeting hosted by Istanbul.

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The agreement guarantees securing grain exports that are stuck in Ukrainian ports on the Black Sea (Eastern Europe) to the world.

On November 17, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the extension of the grain corridor agreement across the Black Sea for 120 days, starting from the 19th of the same month.