A convoy of ships loaded with grain leaves the ports of Ukraine

Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kobrakov said Sunday that a second convoy of ships loaded with Ukrainian agricultural products had sailed from the country’s Black Sea ports.

Kobrakov wrote in a tweet on Twitter that four ships carrying goods, Mustafa Necati, Star Helena, Glory and Riva Wind, loaded with about 170,000 tons of grain, sailed from the country’s ports on the Black Sea.

There are 70 ships blocked in Ukraine since the start of the war in February, some of them are indeed loaded with grain, and the first of them left the Odessa port for Lebanon last Monday, and three more ships left the port on Friday.

An agreement signed by Russia and Ukraine on July 22, brokered by Turkey and sponsored by the United Nations, allows the resumption of Ukrainian grain exports, suspended since the beginning of the war, and shipments of Russian agricultural products despite Western sanctions, to relieve the world food crisis and prices in rise.

The agreement provides for the creation of safe corridors to allow merchant ships to navigate the Black Sea and the export of between twenty and 25 million tons of grain.

United Nations has warned that stopping grain shipments from Ukraine across the Black Sea could lead to famine in Worldwide.

Ukraine’s First Deputy Agriculture Minister Taras Vystosky said on Friday that Ukraine could start exporting grain from the crop of questyear from its seaports to September in based on the agreement brokered by Turkey and the United Nations.

Vystosky explained that Ukraine hopes to increase its grain shipments through ports within a few months from 3 to 3.5 million tons per month from 1 million tons expected in August.

He added that this amount will allow Ukraine to get enough money in so you don’t have to reduce what you intend to plant.