Russia continues to deliberately block Black Sea grain corridor traffic
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The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine stated that after the extension of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, the situation with vessels passing inspections near the Bosphorus did not improve whatsoever, the agency reported on its Facebook page.

"The situation with inspections in the territorial waters of Turkey is consistently difficult: there are an average of six inspections per day both at the entrance to the ports and at the exit (half of the approved plan), and 94 vessels are waiting in line for inspection," the ministry reported.

Since August 1, 848 ships have already left Odesa ports, which exported 25.9 million tons of Ukrainian food to the countries of Asia, Europe, and Africa.