War front shifts as grain leaves Ukraine; plant shot

Kyiv, Ukraine (AP) — Four other vessels carrying agricultural products cargo blocked by war in Ukraine received permission to leave the country’s Black Sea coast on Sunday as analysts warned that Russia was moving troops and equipment towards southern port cities to avoid a Ukrainian counteroffensive. Ukraine and Russia have also accused each other of … Read more

3 more grain ships leave Ukrainian ports under UN deal

ISTANBUL (AP) — Three more ships carrying thousands of tons of corn left Ukrainian ports on Friday and traveled through mined waters to inspect their delayed cargo, a sign that an international grain export deal has since been suspended. Russia invaded Ukraine progressed slowly. But major obstacles lie ahead getting food to the countries that … Read more

Inspectors accept 1st Ukrainian grain ship but no further signs

ISTANBUL (AP) — The first grain ship to leave Ukraine and cross the Black Sea under a wartime deal passed inspection Wednesday in Istanbul and headed for Lebanon. Ukraine said another 17 ships were “loaded and awaiting clearance to leave”, but it was not yet clear when they might leave. A joint civilian inspection team … Read more

The 1st ship carrying Ukrainian grain leaves the port of Odessa

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – The first ship carrying Ukrainian grain left the port of Odessa on Monday as part of a United Nations-brokered deal with Turkey that is expected to release large quantities of Ukrainian crops to foreign markets and relieve a growing hunger crisis. The freighter Razoni, flying the flag of Sierra Leone, left … Read more