First Africa-bound grain ship arrives in Ukrainian port

This photograph taken on July 31, 2022 shows a grain combine harvester collecting wheat near Novoazovsk, Ukraine. (PHOTO/AFP)

KYIV – The first Africa-bound grain ship since the Russia-Ukraine conflict in February docked in Pivdennyi port on Friday, Ukraine's infrastructure minister said.

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"The cargo ship Brave Commander arrived at the Pivdennyi Sea Port. Very soon (Ukrainian) grain will be delivered to Ethiopia," Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov wrote on Twitter.

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Once loaded, the MV Brave Commander will carry a shipment of Ukrainian grain organized by the World Food Programme to Ethiopia via a grain corridor through the Black Sea brokered by the UN and Turkey in late July.