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Last grain-loaded ship leaves Odessa port under Black Sea grain deal

by Daily Sabah

The last ship to sail under a key wartime deal that allows the safe Black Sea export of Ukrainian grain left the port of Odessa early on Sunday, ahead of a deadline to extend the agreement, according to a Reuters witness and MarineTraffic.com.

The key accord that the United Nations and Türkiye brokered with Ukraine and Russia in July 2022 sought to ease concerns over global food security and allowed food and fertilizer to get from Ukraine to parts of the world where millions are going hungry.

Russia has not agreed to register any new ships since June 27 and the initiative will expire on Monday unless Moscow agrees to extend it. Russia has repeatedly said it won’t extend the deal unless its demands are met, including ensuring its own agricultural shipments don’t face hurdles.

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