First Foreign Ship in Port in Ukraine Since Invasion

The first foreign-flagged ship to arrive in Ukraine since the war started in February came into port on Saturday, August 6. The ship was loaded with grain according to a statement by Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov.

Ukraine began grain exports in August and they are being monitored by a Joint Coordination Center in Istanbul with Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish and United Nations personnel overseeing them.

The U.N. and Turkey made an agreement after the U.N. warned of possible famine due to a lack of grain from the Ukraine region. Russia and Ukraine together accounted for approximately one third of wheat exports in the world, prior to Russia’s invasion.