On Saturday, the Turkish Ministry of Defense announced that two ships loaded with grain had left the ports of Ukraine.
The ministry said in a statement that the ship “Volmar S”, which carries the flag of Barbados, set off from the Ukrainian port of Chernomorsk, heading to the city of Iskenderun in southern Turkey, carrying 12,000 tons of corn.
She also pointed out that the ship “Thoe”, carrying the flag of the Marshall Islands, set off from the same port, carrying 3,000 tons of sunflower seeds, to the state of Tekirdag in northwestern Turkey.
The ministry stated that another ship will head to Ukraine today to ship the grain.
On July 22, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and the United Nations signed the “Document on the Initiative for the Safe Shipping of Grain and Foodstuffs from Ukrainian Ports” during a meeting hosted by Istanbul.
The agreement included securing exports of grain stuck in the Ukrainian ports on the Black Sea (Eastern Europe) to the world.
Many countries in the world are suffering from a grain crisis as a result of the inability of cargo ships to leave Ukrainian ports due to the Russian-Ukrainian war that has erupted since February 24.