three new boats will leave Ukraine on Friday

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Thursday evening that three new boats carrying grain would leave Ukraine on Friday, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

“The departure of the three boats is planned thanks to the intensive work of the Joint Coordination Center”said the minister without specifying the port of departure of the ships.

A first shipment of grain exported by Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian invasion on February 24 had left the port of Odessa on Monday.

After an inspection by Turkish, Russian and Ukrainian experts off Istanbul on Wednesday, it resumed its journey to Lebanon.

This inspection marked the end of a ” test phase “ operations to implement the international agreement signed in July in Istanbul with a view to curbing the world food crisis, the secretariat of the Joint Coordination Center said on Wednesday.

Established in Istanbul, this center supervises the export of Ukrainian cereals and ensures the strict application of the agreement signed on July 22 between Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the United Nations.

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