As part of the “grain initiative”, Ukraine has already exported 8 million tonnes of agricultural products through the sea ports of Odesa region.
This was reported by the Infrastructure Ministry’s press service on Facebook, according to Ukrinform.
“Since the departure of the first ship with Ukrainian grain, 8 million tonnes of agricultural products have already been exported,” the report reads.
It is noted that two ships carrying with 82,000 tonnes of agricultural products left the Pivdennyi port on October 20. In particular, the tanker ATLANTIS ALMERIA and the bulk carrier ARIS T departed from the port. They are heading to the countries in Asia and Europe.
A total of 362 ships with Ukrainian agricultural product have already left Ukrainian ports for the countries of Asia, Europe and Africa.
As Ukrinform reported, on July 22, in Istanbul, Ukraine, Turkey, and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres signed the initiative on the safe transportation of grain and foodstuffs from the Ukrainian ports of Odesa, Chornomorsk, and Pivdennyi at the proposal of the United Nations.
The first ship with Ukrainian food products left Odesa port on August 1.