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UN ship with grain destined for Africa leaves Ukraine: Foreign Ministry

Kyiv: A UN charter vessel loaded with grain left Ukraine for Africa on Tuesday, following a deal to ease the global food crisis, the ministry in charge of shipments said.

The MV Brave Commander will leave the Black Sea port of Pivdenny and sail to Djibouti “for deliveries to Ethiopia,” the infrastructure ministry said in a Telegram.

The ship carries 23,000 tons of wheat.

It was the first time a United Nations World Food Program (WFP) charter has left Ukraine since Russia launched its invasion in February, and the government expects a couple of similar shipments to follow soon. says he wants to

Ukraine and Russia are the world’s largest grain exporters.

Kyiv and Moscow agreed last month to a deal brokered by the United Nations and Turkey to unblock grain deliveries to the Black Sea after Russia’s invasion.

The deal lifted Russia’s blockade of Ukrainian ports and established a safe passageway through mines laid by Kyiv.

A total of five boats with a total cargo volume of 110,000 tons left Ukraine on Tuesday, Ukrainian port authorities said.

The first merchant ship carrying grain left on August 1st. Since then, 21 ships have left Ukrainian ports, the port authority said in a statement.

A record 345 million people in 82 countries face severe food insecurity, and up to 50 million people in 45 countries are on the brink of famine, according to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), and would be threatened without humanitarian assistance. It is said that there is

“We definitely have other ships planning to leave Ukrainian ports to help people around the world,” said Marianne Ward, deputy director of WFP Ukraine, when the ship was loaded over the weekend. told journalists while

“This should be the first of many humanitarian vessels to leave port,” she said.

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