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First grains ship leaves Ukraine for Lebanon in key milestone

Ukraine has made its first shipment of grain since Russia’s invasion, marking a crucial first step in the process of unlocking the gigantic amounts of grain that have accumulated during the war.

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Ukraine has made its first shipment of grain since Russia’s invasion, marking a small but crucial first step toward unlocking the millions of tons of grains piling up in the country and boosting global food supplies.

The Razoni, a cargo ship loaded with 26,000 tons of corn, left for Lebanon on Monday morning, according to Turkey, which helped broker the deal with Russia to restart grain exports.

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