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Three more ships will depart Black Sea ports with food on Friday morning as part of a grain deal brokered by United Nations and Turkey, officials announced.
Two ships will depart from the port of Chornomorsk and another from the port of Odessa, carrying a total of more than 58,000 tons of corn.
“We hope for the professionalism of all those involved,” Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov wrote on Facebook.
By deal Officials said on July 22 that vessels carrying grain, corn and related food products were allowed to leave the ports of Odessa, Chornomorsk and Yuzhny.
The agreement came under threat on July 23, when Russia launched a series of missile strikes. on the coast of Ukrainebut this week the first ship with 26,000 tons of corn left.
February Russian invasion Ukraine has squeezed food prices around the world, as both countries are key players in the global commodity market.
The United Nations FAO Food Price Index, which measures global prices for a basket of food commodities, rose 23% in June from the same period last year.