War in Ukraine: The port of Odessa will receive a first Turkish ship to collect grain on Friday

War in Ukraine: The port of Odessa will receive a first Turkish ship to collect grain on Friday

Lunid, a first vessel carrying Ukrainian grain left the port of Odessa on Monday.

A Turkish ship is expected to arrive at Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Chornomorsk on Friday to collect grain, the first to enter the territory since the Russian invasion began, a spokesman for Turkey’s regional administration said. . Odessa.

“The Turkish bulk carrier OSPREYS, flying the flag of Liberia, is on its way from the Dardanelles Strait to the port of Chornomorsk,” Serhiy Bratchuk, the spokesman, wrote on Telegram on Wednesday. “This is the first ship that has not been blocked at our ports since February 24, on its way to (collect) grain for export to Ukraine,” he added.

Turkey and the United Nations negotiated an agreement between Russia and Ukraine in July aimed at easing a global food crisis. A first ship carrying Ukrainian grain left the port of Odessa on Monday.

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