The Turkish defence ministry has announced that the first shipment of Ukrainian grain, on Monday, left Odessa port under a deal aimed at relieving a global food crisis following Russia’s invasion of its neighbour.
The ship left the seaport in southern Ukraine, which was inspected last week by President Volodymyr Zelensky.
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This development is coming a week after Russia and Ukraine signed separate agreements with Turkey and the United Nations to enable the export of millions of tons of grains needed across the world.
The invasion of Ukraine by its neighbour, Russia prompted a global food crisis and economic distress.