After Russia rejoins the agreement, 6 grain ships depart from Ukraine ports: Turkey

After Russia re-joins pact to permit shipments through the Black Sea, six grain ships departed Ukrainian ports on Thursday.


A day after Russia re-joined a pact to permit shipments through the Black Sea, six grain ships departed Ukrainian ports on Thursday, according to Turkey’s defence minister.
According to official Anadolu news agency citation of Defence Minister Hulusi Akar, “Six ships left Ukrainian ports after the resumption of the grain initiative.”
Moscow announced its temporary withdrawal from the grain pact on Saturday, blaming Ukraine for utilising the safe maritime lane created by the agreement to launch a drone attack on its Black Sea fleet.

To save the accord intended to ameliorate the global food crisis brought on by the Russian war in Ukraine, Turkey and the United Nations, the organisation that mediated the July arrangement, engaged in heavy diplomacy.

On Wednesday, the Russian defense ministry declared that it had obtained sufficient assurances from Kiev that it wouldn’t conduct strikes using the maritime corridor.


India raised concern in the Security Council about the UN-mediated Black Sea Grain initiative’s suspension, saying that it would probably make the world’s issues with food security, fuel supply, and fertiliser supply even worse.
According to Indian envoy R Madhu Sudan, the Black Sea Grain deal helped lower the price of wheat and other commodities while providing a glimmer of hope for peace in Ukraine.

At the UNSC briefing on Ukraine, Madhu Sudan, a counsellor at India’s Permanent Mission to the UN, stated: “The programme has resulted in the export of more than nine million tonnes of wheat and other food supplies out of Ukraine. As evidenced by the decline in the FAO Food Price Index, we believe exports have helped to cut the price of wheat and other commodities.

A “beacon of hope” for millions of starving people throughout the world, the grain agreement between Russia and Ukraine, the United Nations, and Turkey paved the door for the transfer of 22 million Ukrainian grains that were blocked at three Black Sea Ports.