Ukrainian Grain Ship Starts From Odesa

The first ship with Ukrainian grain leaves the port of Odesa after an agreement signed with Russia. The Sierra Leonean-flagged ship Razoni is bound for Lebanon.

The Ukrainian port of Odesa is one of three included in the deal allowing grain to leave via the Black Sea. EU urges Russia to fully implement grain deal. The European Union has welcomed the departure of a grain shipment from Ukraine but said it is only the “first step” towards easing a global food crisis. A shipment of grain has left Ukraine — the first such cargo since an agreement between Kyiv and Moscow. It’s hoped that more will follow. The Lebanon-bound Razoni left Odesa earlier on Monday carrying a vital shipment of 26,000 metric tons of grain. Stano accused Russia of blocking the shipments “for months.” He noted that Russia had fired missiles at the port of Odesa on the day after the deal was signed.

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