| 23 April 2024, Tuesday |

7 more grain ships leave Ukraine under Istanbul deal: Türkiye

The Turkish National Defense Ministry said on Tuesday, that seven more ships have left Ukrainian ports under the Istanbul grain export deal.

A ministry statement did not disclose the ships’ points of departure or destinations.

Türkiye, the UN, Russia, and Ukraine signed an agreement in Istanbul on July 22 to resume grain exports from three Ukrainian Black Sea ports, which were paused after the Russia-Ukraine war began in February.

A Joint Coordination Center with officials from the three countries and the UN has been set up in Istanbul to oversee the shipments.

Since the first vessel sailed under the deal on Aug. 1, more than 120 ships have carried over 2.5 million tons of agricultural products through the grain corridor.​​​​​​​

  • Anadolu Agency