On 24 August a total of 33 cargo ships carrying 719,549 tons of foodstuffs left Ukraine, under a deal brokered by the UN and Turkey. Although the pace of exports has risen in September, volumes are well below last season’s levels. Ukraine also has a rail link to Moldova that could be used to carry ten million tons of freight a year. See On 2 September American media reported that Ukraine says Russia is using cargo ships to ferry weapons to the Black Sea. Kyiv has asked Turkey to block passage of sanctioned vessels making journeys from Syria through straits controlled by Ankara. See also the world article on the Horn of Africa.
Ukraine: cargo ships leavingWritten by David Fletcher 22 Sep 2022
- Pray: for God to open many paths across land and sea to meet the needs of many in Africa and the Middle East who are highly dependent on Ukraine’s wheat. (Proverbs 3:6)
- More: www.euronews.com/2022/09/15/ukraine-crisis-grain-exports