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Over 13 mln tonnes of Grain exported under Black Sea Grain Initiative

Three ships, including one chartered by the United Nations World Food Program, departed from Ukrainian ports on Sunday, the Joint Coordination Center (JCC) said.

A ship with Ukrainian wheat destined for Ethiopia arrived in port on Saturday, the first vessel to sail as part of a push to send food to countries most vulnerable to famine and drought, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said.

Last Saturday, Ukraine and allied nations launched an initiative to export $150 million worth of grain to Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Congo, Kenya, and Yemen.

“We ship food. We ship hope,” Zelenskiy said in a tweet accompanying a short clip of a vessel carrying 25,000 tonnes of wheat for Ethiopia that he said had arrived in the port of Doraleh, in neighboring Djibouti.

Zelenskiy said on Friday that by early next year, a total of around 60 ships would have delivered cargoes.

“As of 4 December, the total tonnage of grain and other foodstuffs exported from the three Ukrainian ports is 13,023,448 metric tons. A total of 1,046 voyages (522 inbound and 524 outbound) have been enabled so far,” the JCC said.