The Turkish Ministry of Defense announced on Friday that two new ships loaded with grain have left the ports of Ukraine, in implementation of the Istanbul Agreement.
The ministry said in a statement that the ship “Sarmovsky” carrying the flag of Belize left the Ukrainian port of Chornomorsk, carrying 3 thousand and 50 tons of wheat, heading to the port of the Turkish state of Tekirdag (northwest).
The statement added that the ship “Star Laura”, carrying the flag of the Marshall Islands, left the Ukrainian port of Yuzhny, carrying 60,000 tons of corn bound for Iran.
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 erupted since February 24.