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First ship in Ukrainian grain corridor arrives in Syria

Dry bulk vessel Razoni, the first ship to sail through Ukraine’s long-awaited grain corridor, has arrived at a port in Syria, satellite imagery cited by the Financial Times shows.

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The now world-famous dry bulk ship Razoni, which on Aug. 1 became the first vessel to leave Ukraine loaded with grain via the corridor that was negotiated by Ukraine and Russia with the UN and Turkey as mediators, has reportedly sailed to a port in Syria.

The ship turned off its transponder signal on Friday after its cargo was rejected by the original buyer in Lebanon due to excessive delay. Now, the ship is lying off the Port of Tartus in northwestern Syria, reports the Financial Times citing satellite images of the vessel.

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