EU and NATO are demanding full implementation of the grain agreement from Russia

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the Western allies expressly supported "the full implementation of the agreement to alleviate the global food crisis triggered by Russia's war in Ukraine".

EU and NATO are demanding full implementation of the grain agreement from Russia

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the Western allies expressly supported "the full implementation of the agreement to alleviate the global food crisis triggered by Russia's war in Ukraine".

A spokesman for the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin also described the ship's departure from the port of Odessa as a "glimmer of hope in an escalating food crisis". It is now particularly important that more ships can leave the port. At the same time, work is continuing "at high pressure" to create alternative transport routes for the grain.

On Monday morning, the cargo ship "Razoni", registered in Sierra Leone, left Odessa for Lebanon with a cargo of 26,000 tons of grain on board. It was the first ship carrying grain to leave a Ukrainian port since Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine began in February.

Ukraine and Russia, mediated by Turkey and the UN, signed agreements on July 22 in Istanbul to resume grain shipments by sea. It was determined that safe corridors in the Black Sea would be created for transport.

As a result of the war, up to 25 million tons of grain are blocked in Ukrainian ports. Ukraine and Russia are among the world's largest grain producers. Before the war began, both countries together supplied about 30 percent of the wheat traded worldwide. The export blockade hits poor countries in particular, which are heavily dependent on imports from Russia and Ukraine.

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