One ship loaded with wheat sailed from a Ukrainian port bound for Egypt, Ukrainian authorities announced today, marking the second time this week that a ship has used the sea lane established by Kiev to circumvent the blockade and threats from Russia.
“The ship ‘Aroyat’ sailed from the port of Chornomorsk loaded with 17,600 tons of Ukrainian wheat bound for Egypt,” Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov announced via Platform X. A first ship loaded with wheat had already departed without problems from this same port on 19 September.
It is a test of Ukraine’s ability to reopen shipping lanes after a deal that allowed the country to export grain collapsed following Russia’s withdrawal. Moscow has been launching frequent drone and missile attacks against Ukrainian grain export infrastructure.
Last month Ukraine announced a “humanitarian corridor” to Black Sea to allow the ships, which have been stuck in its ports since Russia invaded the country in February 2022, to depart and bypass the collapsed deal.
Source: News Beast
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