9 Aug 2022 09:52

Initial Lebanese buyer of Ukrainian grain aboard Razoni vessel refuses to accept cargo - embassy

MOSCOW. Aug 9 (Interfax) - The initial buyer of the Ukrainian grain being transported by the Razoni vessel has refused to accept the cargo, Ukrainian media outlets said, citing Ukraine's embassy in Lebanon.

"According to the information provided by the shipper of the Ukrainian grain aboard the Razoni, the buyer in Lebanon refused to accept the cargo due to delays in delivery terms [by more than five months]," the embassy said on social media.

The shipper is now looking for another port in Lebanon or another country to unload the cargo, it said.

As reported, the UN-brokered Initiative on the Safe Transportation of Grain and Foodstuffs from Ukraine's Odesa, Chornomorsk and Pivdenny (Yuzhny) ports was signed by Ukraine, Turkey and Russia in Istanbul on July 22.