Seven additional ships carrying agricultural commodities departed Ukrainian ports on Sunday, increasing the total to 218 since the opening of a United Nations-brokered corridor through the Black Sea in early August.
Ukraine, a major agricultural producer, was unable to export across the Black Sea following Russia’s invasion on February 24 until the grain deal was reached, which guarantees safe passage for ships carrying harvests.
In a post on Facebook, the ministry said this brought the total amount of agricultural produce shipped through the corridor to 4.85 million tonnes.
“On September 25 … 7 ships with 146.2 thousand tons of agricultural produce for countries in Africa, Asia and Europe left the ports of Odesa, Chornomorsk and Pivdennyi,” the ministry said.
Ukraine shipped up to 6 million tonnes of grain per month before the war.