Good News for the World as first Ukraine grain ship leaves Odesa under Türkiye – U.N. agreement

KYIV, Aug 1 (The HQ News) – The Sierra Leoneflagged cargo ship Razoni carrying grain being the first since over five months of “Russia-Ukraine Conflict” has left the Ukrainian port of Odesa for Lebanon today under a safe passage agreement.

Ukraine is one of the world’s largest sunflower meal, seed oils, wheat, corn and other major food products exporter to China, Europe, Pakistan, Egypt, Lebanon, Poland and many other countries including  Russia.

On 24 February 2022, since the Russia-Ukraine recent conflict (which is an escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian War which began in 2014) the food exports from Ukraine to the world were totally halted raising the world food prices to newer heights while also creating a major food crisis in many parts of the world.

Türkiye under the leadership of its president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the United Nations (U.N.) brokered a grain-and-fertiliser export agreement between Russia and Ukraine last month which is in reality a big relief for the world affected from food shortages and severe inflation caused due to food supply imbalance and shortages. Earlier the U.N. has also warned of the risk of multiple famines this year – which can be avoided if routine food supplies from Ukraine are allowed by Russia.

The agreement aims to allow safe passage for grain shipments in and out of Odesa, Chornomorsk and Pivdennyi.

The first ship having left today will head to Lebanon after transiting through the Bosporus Strait.

Sources claim that 17 ships are docked in Black Sea ports with almost 600,000 tonnes of cargo, mostly grain and even more would follow if the agreement is followed.

On the other hand Russia has always clarified that the world food shortage and the massive escalation in world food prices are a result of Western Sanctions on Russia and not directly because of “Russia-Ukraine Conflict”.