"Grain agreement": the last ship with Ukrainian food departed from the port of Odessa region

12:07 17 May Kyiv, Ukraine

The last ship within the framework of the "grain agreement" left the port of "Chernomorsk". Preliminary agreements on the work of the "grain corridor" are valid until May 18.
This information was confirmed by the USPA press service.

According to Reuters, citing the UN, the ship DSM Capella left the port with 30,000 tons of corn and is heading to Turkey.

On May 11, it became known that multilateral negotiations with the participation of Ukraine, Turkey, Russia and UN representatives on the "grain initiative" will continue. The Russian Foreign Ministry said that the "grain agreement" will cease to exist if the parties fail to "reach consensus taking into account Russian requirements" by May 18.

Representatives of Russia at the Joint Coordination Center in Istanbul on April 25 refused to coordinate the movement of ships to / from the seaports of Ukraine along the "grain corridor".

What is known about the "grain agreement"
  • On July 22, 2022 in Istanbul, Ukraine, Turkey and the UN signed an agreement on unblocking ports and exporting Ukrainian grain. The same agreement was signed by Russia.
  • On October 29, 2022, the Russian Federation announced that it was ending its participation in the "grain agreement" signed by Ukraine, Russia, Turkey and the UN in Istanbul, which provides for the unblocking of Ukrainian ports. The reason is the alleged attack of the ships of the Black Sea Fleet on October 29 in the morning.
  • On November 2, Russia resumed its participation in the "grain agreement".
  • On November 17, the agreement was extended for four months.
  • On March 19, 2023, the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Mykola Solsky announced that despite the attempts of pressure and blackmail from Russia, Ukraine and partners managed to extend the "grain agreement" on the same conditions on which it was originally concluded with a validity period of 120 days .
  • On April 24, the Russian Ministry of Defense stated that the extension of the grain agreement was in jeopardy due to drone attacks in occupied Sevastopol on March 23 and April 24. According to the Russian Federation, they were launched from the waters of Odessa, which is "determined for the implementation of the grain deal."