7 Jun 2022 13:25

Berdyansk, Mariupol seaports ready for shipping grain - Russian Defense Minister Shoigu

MOSCOW. June 7 (Interfax) - The Mariupol and Berdyansk seaports are operating as planned and are ready for shipping grain, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at a teleconference on Tuesday.

"The Berdyansk seaport has also started working. As instructed by the commander-in-chief, we are ready to load grain at these ports [Berdyansk and Mariupol]," Shoigu said.

The Mariupol seaport has been fully cleared of mines, he said.

"It is functioning normally and has received its first cargo vessels," he said.