A grain transport ship from Odessa reached Istanbul unhindered on Sunday. It is the second to use the maritime corridor, set up by kyiv to circumvent the blockade of Russia. And this, while Moscow still threatens to attack boats entering and leaving Ukraine via the Black Sea. Follow the latest developments live.
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6:14 a.m.: Second Ukrainian wheat cargo arrives in Istanbul
The second cargo of Ukrainian wheat arrived in Istanbul via the Black Sea on Sunday, according to maritime traffic monitoring sites, despite threats from Moscow to attack boats entering and leaving Ukraine.
The Aroyat, a bulk carrier flying the flag of Palau, left Chormomorsk, south of Odessa, on Friday. It is the second ship to use a maritime corridor set up by Kiev to circumvent the blockade of Russia, which withdrew in July from an international agreement allowing the export of Ukrainian agricultural products to the Black Sea. The cargo ship carrying 17,600 tonnes of Ukrainian wheat to Egypt.
The essentials of September 23
The Ukrainian army claimed on Saturday September 23 to have killed or injured “senior commanders” of the Russian navy during its strike the day before against the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol, in annexed Crimea.
The governor of Sevastopol, installed by Moscow, warned of the possibility of a new Ukrainian missile attack on the city.
On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Saturday evening, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the West of “directly fighting” Russia in Ukraine.
With AFP and Reuters