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Black Sea Grain Deal

The Black Sea Grain Initiative is a UN-broked deal that aims to support the safe wartime export of grain from three key Ukrainian ports in the Black Sea. The initiative is monitored by the Joint Coordination Centre (JCC) hosted in Istanbul and includes representatives from Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Nations. The JCC carries out inspections of ships coming to and from Ukraine in Turkey.

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Vessels are seen as they await inspection under the Black Sea Grain Initiative, brokered by the United Nations and Turkey, in the southern anchorage of the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey December 11, 2022. REUTERS/Yoruk Isik/File Photo

Russia and Turkey to Discuss Alternative to Black Sea Deal

Aug 30 (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Turkish counterpart Hakan Fidan will discuss a proposal by Moscow for an alternative to

August 30, 2023
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Monday, August 28, 2023
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting

Kremlin Plays Down Significance of Second Vessel Passing via Ukraine’s Black Sea Corridor

MOSCOW, Aug 28 (Reuters) – The passage of a second ship from Ukraine along a temporary Black Sea corridor has nothing to do with the

August 28, 2023
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Sunday, August 27, 2023
Hong Kong-flagged container ship Joseph Schulte leaves the sea port of Odesa. Photo Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov via Facebook/Handout via REUTERS

Second Vessel Leaves Odesa Through Temporary Black Sea Corridor

KYIV, Aug 27 (Reuters) – A vessel carrying steel products to Africa has left Ukraine’s Odesa port through a temporary Black Sea corridor, the

August 27, 2023
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Saturday, August 26, 2023
Cargo ship carrying Ukrainian grain in the Black Sea off Kilyos near Istanbul, Turkey November 2, 2022. Photo REUTERS/Umit Bektas

EU Urges Russia To Renew Black Sea Grain Deal

By Manoj Kumar NEW DELHI, Aug 26 (Reuters) – A senior European Union official urged Russia on Saturday to renew a deal to allow the safe export of

August 26, 2023
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Saturday, August 19, 2023
A worker loads a truck with grain at a terminal during barley harvesting in Odesa region, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, Ukraine June 23, 2022. Photo REUTERS/Igor Tkachenko

Third Of Ukraine Crop Exports Wiped Out After Black Sea Block

By Áine Quinn and Olesia Safronova Aug 19, 2023 (Bloomberg) –The Kremlin’s efforts to paralyze Ukrainian food shipments are succeeding, with a

August 19, 2023
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Sunday, August 13, 2023
Russian Navy patrol ship Vasily Bykov sails in the Bosphorus, on its way to the Mediterranean Sea, in Istanbul, Turkey October 16, 2019. This image from REUTERS/Yoruk Isik

Russian Warship Fires Warning Shots At Cargo Ship

By Guy Faulconbridge MOSCOW, Aug 13 (Reuters) – A Russian warship on Sunday fired warning shots at a cargo ship in the southwestern Black Sea

August 13, 2023
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Saturday, August 12, 2023
A grain ship carrying Ukrainian grain is seen in the Black Sea. Photo by Serhii Smolientsev

Ukraine Starts Registering Ships For Black Sea Corridor

KYIV, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Ukraine, which is seeking to form safe shipping routes in the Black Sea, has started registering ships

August 12, 2023
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Thursday, August 10, 2023
A bulk carrier departs the Port of Odessa prior to the war. Image courtesy VolodymyrT /

Ukraine Announces ‘Humanitarian Corridor’ for Ships Stuck Since Onset of War

By Olena Harmash KYIV, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Ukraine announced a “humanitarian corridor” in the Black Sea on Thursday to release cargo ships

August 10, 2023
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Wednesday, August 2, 2023
Russia Strikes Ukraine’s Danube Port, Sending Global Grain Prices Higher

Russia Strikes Ukraine’s Danube Port, Sending Global Grain Prices Higher

KYIV, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Russia attacked Ukraine’s main inland port across the Danube River from Romania on Wednesday, sending global food

August 2, 2023
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Sunday, July 30, 2023
Pope Urges Russian ‘Brothers’ To Restore Black Sea Grain Deal

Pope Urges Russian ‘Brothers’ To Restore Black Sea Grain Deal

By Alvise Armellini VATICAN CITY, July 30 (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Sunday called on Russia to reverse its decision to abandon the Black Sea grain

July 30, 2023
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Friday, July 28, 2023
Commercial vessels including vessels which are part of Black Sea grain deal wait to pass the Bosphorus strait off the shores of Yenikapi during a misty morning in Istanbul, Turkey, October 31, 2022. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File Photo

Russia Threatens Civilian Vessels in Black Sea, Ukraine Says

KYIV, July 28 (Reuters) – A senior Ukrainian official accused Russia on Friday of threatening civilian vessels in the Black Sea, and urged the

July 28, 2023
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Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Turkey-flagged bulk carrier Tq Samsun leaves the sea port of Odesa, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Ukraine

NATO Stepping Up Black Sea Surveillance

BRUSSELS, July 26 (Reuters) – NATO said on Wednesday it was stepping up surveillance of the Black Sea region as it condemned Russia’s

July 26, 2023
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Tuesday, July 25, 2023
ship navigation bridge

NATO Convoys Can Protect Ukraine’s Grain Says Stavridis

By James Stavridis (Bloomberg) In the latest escalation of his war crimes against Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has pulled out of the painfully

July 25, 2023
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Monday, July 24, 2023
A view of the cereal terminal with grain silo in the Black Sea port of Constanta, Romania

Russian Attack Highlights Risk to Ukraine’s Last Grain Export Route

By Áine Quinn, Kateryna Choursina and Daryna Krasnolutska (Bloomberg) — Wheat and corn prices surged after Russia attacked one of Ukraine’s biggest

July 24, 2023
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Sunday, July 23, 2023
Heat, War And Export Bans: Global Food Threats Are On the Rise

Heat, War And Export Bans: Global Food Threats Are On the Rise

By Agnieszka de Sousa, Flavia Rotondi and Tarso Veloso (Bloomberg) –As scorching temperatures ravage farms from the US to China, crop

July 23, 2023
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Friday, July 21, 2023
A still image shows what it said to be the guided missile ship Ivanovets during drills in the Black Sea,

Russian Navy Holds Live Fire Exercise in Black Sea as Threats to Shipping Escalate

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — Russia’s navy said it had conducted a live fire exercise in the Black Sea after trading threats with Ukraine in which

July 21, 2023
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Ukraine Grain Ship Guard

Russian Diplomat Accuses Ukraine of Using Black Sea Grain Corridor for Attacks

MOSCOW, July 21 (Reuters) – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin on Friday accused Ukraine of using a grain export corridor in the

July 21, 2023
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Thursday, July 20, 2023
Ellie M, a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship carrying Ukrainian corn, waits for the inspection at the anchorage area of the Bosphorus southern entrance in Istanbul, Turkey

Russia Says It Has No Plans to Attack Civilian Ships in Black Sea

July 20 (Reuters) – Russia is not preparing to attack civilian ships in the Black Sea despite assertions by the United States, Russia’s

July 20, 2023
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Zelenskiy Grain Ship Odessa

Planes, Trains & Automobiles Can’t Move Ukraine Grain, Here’s Why

by John Konrad (gCaptain) As the conflict in Ukraine intensifies, it has sent shockwaves through the global grain market, triggering a crisis that reverberates

July 20, 2023
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Ukraine Grain Ship Guard

Russia Bombards Ukraine Ports, Threatens Ships, Jolting World Grain Markets

MYKOLAIV/NEAR KUPIANSK, Ukraine, July 20 (Reuters) – Russia jolted world grain markets with an escalation in the Black Sea, mounting a third

July 20, 2023
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