First ship carrying Ukrainian grain reaches Bosporus Strait
The first ship carrying Ukrainian grain to world markets was sighted on Tuesday afternoon in Bosporus Strait, just off the shores of Istanbul, Duvar reported.
The vessel, the Sierra Leone-flagged Razoni, left the Ukrainian port of Odessa on Monday with 27,000 tonnes of grain.
A deal to reopen grains exports from Ukrainian Black Sea ports was signed by the representatives of Russia and Ukraine 22 July in Istanbul, in a move to help ease a global food crisis.
The signing ceremony was attended by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who said, "Today, there is a beacon on the Black Sea. A beacon of hope and possibility, and relief in a world that needs it more than ever."
The deal was also signed by Turkey. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said it will help prevent famine and ease global food inflation.