Eight foreign ships enter Ukrainian ports to get grain

The first eight foreign ships arrived in Ukraine’s ports to export agricultural products, while the Ukrainian navy is involved in ensuring safe transportation.

The naval press service has announced this on Facebook, reports Ukrinform.

“At the request of the Ministry of Infrastructure, the naval forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have joined efforts to ensure the transportation of agricultural products by civilian ships through the Bystre estuary of the Danube-Black Sea Canal. The first group of eight foreign ships have already arrived at the ports of Ukraine,” the statement read.

It is noted that the use of the canal became possible thanks to the liberation of Snake Island from the Russian occupiers, which allowed “the troops to control the situation on the surface and partly in the air in the south of Ukraine. Previously, the occupiers blocked the movement of civilian ships in the southern part of our country.”

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The Navy recalled that earlier, due to the blockade of civil navigation, shipping companies were forced to use the Sulina Canal, which led to the accumulation of a large number of ships and significant traffic on the canal.

As reported, as a result of Russian aggression and the blocking of shipping in the Black Sea, millions of tons of Ukrainian grain were stuck in Ukrainian ports, much of which was intended to deal with the global crisis, according to the UN’s World Food Programme. By partially restoring agricultural exports across the river, Ukraine is helping to resolve the global crisis.

Most of our country’s ports remain closed as Russian forces continue to attack critical infrastructure and civilian ships in the Black Sea. Recently, the enemy launched a missile attack on the Millennial Spirit bunker ship flying the flag of Moldova, effectively sinking the ship.

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