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First Grains Ship Leaves Ukraine for Lebanon in Key Milestone

  • WFP plans to purchase 30,000 tons of Ukrainian wheat
  • The Razoni leaves loaded with corn under safe-corridor deal
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First Grain Ship Leaves Ukraine Since War Began
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Ukraine made its first shipment of grain since Russia’s invasion, marking a small but crucial first step toward unlocking the millions of tons of crops piling up in the country and boosting global food supplies.

The Razoni, a cargo ship loaded with 26,527 tons of corn, left for Lebanon on Monday morning, according to the United Nations, which together with Turkey helped broker the deal to restart exports. Ukraine Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov confirmed the departure and said there were 16 other ships in the greater Odesa region waiting for their turn to sail.