BAD WEATHER IN BLACK SEA SLOWS FIRST UKRAINIAN GRAIN SHIPMENT

Aug 02, 2022

By Jeremy Logan

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The first cargo ship to leave Ukraine since Russia invaded its neighbor more than five months ago has run into foul weather in the Black Sea and is set to arrive later than scheduled in Istanbul.

A Turkish official says the cargo ship Razoni, which set sail from the Ukrainian port of Odesa on Monday, is now expected to reach Istanbul early Wednesday.

Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish and U.N. officials are to inspect the ship once it anchors in Istanbul.

The inspections are part of a U.N. and Turkish-brokered deal to shift Ukrainian grain stockpiles to foreign markets and alleviate a mounting global food crisis.

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