UN Secretary General António Guterres arrives in Odessa
The Secretary General has been in Ukraine for the third day, the day before he met with Presidents Zelensky and Erdogan, they discussed the “grain deal”. Odessa is one of the three ports where vessels with Ukrainian agricultural products depart from
UN Secretary General António Guterres arrived in the port of Odessa as part of his visit to Ukraine, a member of the Verkhovna Rada said Alexey Goncharenko in his Telegram channel.
“Odessa, port. UN Secretary General Guterres has arrived»— Goncharenko wrote.
Guterres has been visiting Ukraine since August 17. The day before, on August 18, he met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
At the meeting, the parties discussed an agreement on the transportation of Ukrainian grain, as well as the situation around the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant.
Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the UN signed a “grain deal” 22 July. Moscow and Kyiv separately signed an agreement with other parties. As one of the signatories, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, explained, the document consists of two parts. The first concerns the export of Ukrainian grain from the Black Sea ports, the second— UN participation in lifting restrictions on the export of Russian agricultural products and fertilizers. The implementation of the agreements is ensured by the quadripartite Joint Coordinating Center (JCC) in Istanbul.
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In August, at least 25 dry cargo ships left Ukrainian ports (except Odessa, these are Chernomorsk and Yuzhny), which transport corn, soybeans, wheat, sunflower oil and other agricultural products.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said that ships from Ukraine go mainly to western ports, and not to “starving” ports. African and South Asian countries. Among the states to whose ports dry cargo ships with Ukrainian products are sent, SKC named Turkey, Romania, Italy, China, South Korea, etc.