11 Aug 2022 17:21

Ukrainian FM says Mykolaiv port could join grain export corridor

MOSCOW. Aug 11 (Interfax) - The Mykolaiv seaport could be engaged in Ukrainian grain exports in addition to the three ports on which an international deal was concluded recently, Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Dmytro Kuleba said.

"If everything goes in line with the agreements and the security of our coast is guaranteed, we will consider the possibility of engaging the Mykolaiv seaport in the grain corridor, as some ships with Ukrainian crops are also stranded there," Ukrainian media quoted Kuleba as saying at an online press briefing on Thursday.

In line with the Istanbul agreements signed by Ukraine, Turkey, and Russia under the United Nations aegis, the ports of Odesa, Chornomorsk, and Pivdennyi (Yuzhnyi) are being used at the first stage of grain exports from Ukraine.