“Razoni” is scheduled to arrive in Lebanon on Sunday

The arrival of the first ship carrying grain exports from Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian war of aggression is expected in the Lebanese port of Tripoli on Sunday. A spokeswoman for the Embassy of Ukraine in Lebanon told AFP that the freighter “Razoni should dock at 10:00 a.m. local time (09:00 a.m. CEST).

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The “Razoni left the port of Odessa in Ukraine on Monday for Lebanon with 26,000 tons of corn on board. Turkish and Russian experts inspected the ship off the coast of Istanbul on Wednesday.

According to the Turkish Defense Ministry, three more ships carrying grain from Ukraine started on Friday morning. The freighters loaded with corn would call at Ireland, Great Britain and Turkey, the ministry said.

At the same time, a freighter is on its way to the Ukrainian port of Chornomorsk to load grain.

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Because of the Russian war of aggression, all grain exports from Ukraine from its Black Sea ports have been blocked in recent months, contributing to a global food crisis.

Just recently, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the UN agreed on an agreement to break the blockade. Part of the agreement is to inspect the ships, especially to rule out arms shipments. (AFP)

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