‘Relief for the world’, says Zelensky as grain ship left Ukraine


France 24 English reports: A ship carrying grain left the Ukrainian port of Odesa for Lebanon on Monday (August 1) under a safe passage agreement, Ukrainian and Turkish officials said, the first departure since the Russian invasion blocked shipping through the Black Sea five months ago.

Ukraine’s foreign minister called it “a day of relief for the world”, especially for countries threatened by food shortages and hunger because of the disrupted shipments.

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