Copyright © 2021

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

UN calls for the authorization of new ships under Black Sea deal, as grain backlog rises – CNN

UN calls for the authorization of new ships under Black Sea deal, as grain backlog rises – CNN

The UN urged the Joint Coordination Centre in Istanbul to expedite the clearance of ships under the Black Sea grain deal that clears vessels to export Ukrainian grain, CNN  reported.  According to a UN statement, no ships have been authorized to travel to Ukraine’s Black Sea ports since 26 June.

Amid the ongoing Russian sea blockade of the Ukrainian ports, Russian and Ukrainian inspectors must clear ships for passage under the terms of a grain deal brokered by the UN and Türkiye in July 2022, as Ukraine has repeatedly accused Russia of impeding the traffic.

“We note with concern that no new vessels have been allowed to join the Black Sea Initiative since 26 June despite the submission of 29 applications to the Joint Coordination Centre,” said Farhan Haq, deputy spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General, adding that only 13 ships remain in the Grain Initiative.

Haq urged the “parties” to ensure that “additional vessels are allowed to sail the maritime humanitarian corridor in the Black Sea, which serves as a global lifeline for food security.”

According to Haq, 2 million tonnes of foodstuffs were exported in June, well below port capacity and industry demands.

Ukraine is a major grain supplier to the World Food Program.

Read also:

You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!

To suggest a correction or clarification, write to us here

You can also highlight the text and press Ctrl + Enter

Please leave your suggestions or corrections here

    Related Posts