In a phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart, the Turkish president expressed his support for a peaceful solution to the war and the return of all Ukrainian prisoners and deportees.
Ukrainian exports by its sea corridor reach 22 million tons of cargo despite Russian infrastructure attacks
Secured sea export routes became the result of Ukrainian successful operations against the Russian Black Sea Fleet, which had blocked Ukrainian ports at the beginning of the war.
Minister: Ukraine exports 15 mn tons of cargo via Black Sea corridor in five months amid Russia’s blockade
Amid Russia's ongoing sea blockade of Ukraine's ports, Ukraine has shipped 15 million tons of cargo over five months using newly established temporary routes after Russia's withdrawal from the UN-brokered grain deal.
By creating a safe maritime corridor, Ukraine has shipped 13 million tons of critical exports on hundreds of vessels since August, defying Russia's threats to blockade the Black Sea.
"The vessel will assist in exporting grains to help feed the world," the French Minister of Transport said.
Despite the ongoing Russian blockade, Ukraine managed to export 7 million tons of cargo since August, of which nearly 5 million tons were agricultural products.
Zelenskyy emphasized that one of Ukraine's major accomplishments this year is securing a grain corridor independent of Russia, and he noted that Ukraine is actively working to guarantee safe transit for vessels along the corridor.
It most likely happened due to a severe Black Sea storm.
According to the latest data, The National Bank of Ukraine has improved the 2023 real GDP growth forecast from 2.9% to 4.9%.
Amid Russia's recent deployment of MiG-31 jets armed with Kinzhal missiles over the Black Sea, Ukraine's President Zelenskyy has confirmed the continued operation of the grain export corridor.
However, Russian attacks on civilians escalate, with kamikaze drones targeting the cargo destined for the liberated seaports, and strikes on funeral processions and hospitals