First Ukraine grain ship will anchor off Istanbul on Tuesday -minister


Reuters | Updated: 01-08-2022 13:39 IST | Created: 01-08-2022 13:23 IST
First Ukraine grain ship will anchor off Istanbul on Tuesday -minister
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The first ship carrying grain to leave Ukraine under a safe passage agreement will anchor off the coast of Istanbul around 1200 GMT on Tuesday for a joint inspection, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Monday.

Akar was speaking in an interview with Turkey's state-owned Anadolu news agency after the Sierra Leone-flagged ship Razoni, which is loaded with corn, left the Ukrainian port of Odesa for Lebanon. As part of the agreement, a Joint Coordination Centre was set up in Istanbul with personnel from the United Nations, Russia, Ukraine and Turkey.

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