13 more grain ships left Ukraine under Istanbul deal in past 3 days: Türkiye

Shipments from Ukrainian ports continue as planned, says Turkish National Defense Ministry.

13 more grain ships left Ukraine under Istanbul deal in past 3 days: Türkiye

Thirteen more ships have left Ukrainian ports under the Istanbul grain export deal over the past three days, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.

A ministry statement did not disclose the point of origin of the ships.

Grain shipments, which enable the transportation of more than 5.5 million tons of grain from Ukrainian ports in a period of 2 months, continue safely as planned,” it added.

Türkiye, the UN, Russia, and Ukraine signed an agreement in Istanbul on July 22 to resume grain exports from three Ukrainian Black Sea ports, which paused after the start of the Russia-Ukraine war in February.

A Joint Coordination Center with officials from the three countries and the UN was set up in Istanbul to oversee the shipments.

Since the first ship left Ukraine under the deal on Aug. 1, more than 215 ships with over 5.5 million tons of agricultural products have left ports.

Hüseyin Demir

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