Three Ukrainian ports in the Black Sea, Chornomorsk, Odesa, and Pivdennyi, have started to prepare for the shipment of grains and related cargo.
This was reported by the Ukrainian Navy.
"The ships will enter and exit the seaports by forming a convoy escorted by a leading ship," reported the press service of the Ukrainian Navy on Facebook.
To ensure the launch of the grain corridor, specialists from the Center for Navigation, Hydrography, and Hydrometeorology of the Ukrainian Navy and the branch of the Odesa District of the State Hydrography state institution are jointly working on navigation and hydrographic support for the safety of navigation.
These are the works that determine safe pathways for the ships that will carry Ukrainian grain.
Military and civilian specialists search for underwater objects and install special navigational equipment, which will help ensure the safety of navigation. Hydrographic measuring works are ongoing to determine the depth, approach channels, and recommended pathways.
Earlier, it was reported that on July 22, Ukraine, Turkey, and the UN reached an agreement on the unblocking of the exports of Ukrainian grain.
Ukraine can expect a harvest of 70 million tons of grain and oil crops in 2022. This is quite a good result given the full-scale Russian invasion, landmines in the fields, ruined agricultural infrastructure, and stolen grain.
Ukraine’s inability to export excessive agricultural products to the global market puts over 100 million people worldwide in a very tough situation. At the same time, Ukrainian agricultural producers and the Ukrainian economy suffer significant losses.