KYIV, Aug 4 (Reuters) – A Turkish bulk service is predicted to reach within the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Chornomorsk on Friday and would be the first vessel to reach at a Ukrainian port throughout Russia’s invasion, a spokesperson for the regional administration of Odesa stated.
“The Turkish bulk service Osprey S, flying the flag of Liberia, is heading from the Dardanelles Strait to the port of Chornomorsk,” Serhiy Bratchuk, the spokesperson, wrote on Telegram late on Wednesday.
“This would be the first vessel that has not been blocked in our ports since February 24, heading to (acquire) Ukrainian export grain,” he stated.
As of Thursday afternoon, Osprey S was anchored within the Sea of Marmara, round 1 kilometer (0.62 mile) off Istanbul’s Asian coast, together with different ships ready to cross the Bosphorus in to the Black Sea, in accordance with a Reuters witness.
The assertion comes after Turkey and the United Nations brokered a deal between Russia and Ukraine that goals to ease a worldwide meals disaster.
A primary vessel carrying Ukrainian grain set sail from the port metropolis of Odesa on Monday and arrived on the north finish of the Bosphorus Strait round 36 hours later.
(Reporting by Natalia Zinets in Kyiv and Umit Bektas in Istanbul; writing by Tom Balmforth; enhancing by Christina Fincher, Kirsten Donovan)
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