Ukraine expects first grain shipment after deal to leave this week

Ukraine expects first grain shipment after deal to leave this week

Ukraine said on Monday it hoped the UN-brokered deal to ease global food shortages by resuming grain exports from the Black Sea region would come into effect this week.

Senior government officials told a news conference that they expected the first shipment of grain under the deal to leave the port of Chornomorsk this week, with shipments to be made from all ports included in the deal within two weeks. .

Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov said there were no limits to the amount of grain that could be exported under the deal reached on Friday, which also allows the export and import of fertilizers.

“We believe that in the next 24 hours we will be ready to work on resuming exports from our ports. We are talking about the port of Chornomorsk, it will be the first, then there will be Odessa, and then Pivdeny,” said Deputy Infrastructure Minister Yuriy Vasyukov.

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