Under the Türkiye-brokered deal, the joint coordination centre was set up in Istanbul to carry out inspections at harbours’ entrances and exits, and to ensure the safety of the routes.
Across Ukraine's battlefields, there has been no let-up in fighting that has entered its 152nd day as the Kremlin says a Russian missile strike against the port of Odessa should not affect grain exports.
Kremlin is using food as 'silent weapon of war', European Council President Charles Michel says.
The war in Ukraine, global energy markets and the food crisis will be high on the agenda on June 26 and 27.
Blockade of Ukraine's Black Sea ports has stopped grain shipments from the world's fourth-largest exporter of wheat and corn, raising the spectre of shortages and hunger in low-income countries.
Separatists in eastern Ukraine claim that most of Sievierodonetsk is controlled by Russia amid President Zelenskyy’s visit in show of support for Mykolaiv as fierce fighting enters 116th day.
Forty percent of the cash-strapped country's population is expected to slip into food insecurity by September, the UN food agency warns.
The number of displaced has increased every year over the past decade — and it is now more than double the 42.7 million people displaced in 2012.
Turkish President Erdogan said he will talk to his Russian and Ukrainian counterparts about a grain export corridor from Ukraine.
Ukraine could export a maximum of two million tonnes of grains a month if Russia agrees to lift its blockade, Ukrainian officials say.
Moscow's forces continue attacks on Ukraine amid the West’s decision to send sophisticated weapons to Kiev and bring in more stringent sanctions including on Russia’s oil, as the conflict enters its 101st day.
Ukraine's Zelenskyy vows to defend his country's territory while President Putin issues order to fast track Russian citizenship for residents of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia, as fighting stretches to its 92nd day.
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