A Ukrainian serviceman stands in entrance of silos of grain from Odesa Black Sea port, earlier than the cargo of grain as the federal government of Ukraine awaits sign from UN and Turkey to begin grain shipments, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Odesa, Ukraine July 29, 2022. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

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ISTANBUL, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The primary ship to depart Ukraine’s Odesa port since Russia’s invasion will carry greater than 26,000 tonnes of corn and bear an inspection in Istanbul earlier than persevering with to Lebanon’s Tripoli, a U.N.-led monitoring centre stated on Monday.

The Sierra Leone-flagged ship Razoni is anticipated to reach on the inspection in Turkish waters on Aug. 2, the Istanbul-based Joint Coordination Centre (JCC) stated, including it had requested all events to tell militaries to make sure its protected passage.

The JCC – together with United Nations, Russian, Ukrainian and Turkish officers – had verified the port readiness at Odesa, in addition to the car’s functionality to depart forward of the authorisation, it stated.

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Reporting by Jonathan Spicer; Enhancing by Ali Kucukgocmen

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