Two more grain ships leave Ukraine, Turkey’s defence ministry says

By Thomson Reuters Aug 20, 2022 | 1:47 AM

ANKARA (Reuters) – Two more ships carrying grain have left Ukraine’s Chornomorsk port, Turkey’s Defence Ministry said on Saturday, bringing the total number of vessels to leave Ukraine’s Black Sea ports under a U.N.-brokered grain export deal to 27.

The Zumrut Ana and MV Ocean S, which are authorized to depart on Aug. 20, were loaded with 6,300 tonnes of sunflower oil and 25,000 tonnes of wheat respectively, the joint coordination centre set up to enable safe passage said in a statement.

(Reporting by Ezgi Erkoyun and Can Sezer; Editing by Mark Potter)