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France transfers ship to aid Ukraine's grain exports

France transfers ship to aid Ukraine's grain exports Illustrative photo (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

France delivered a ship to Ukraine yesterday, which will assist the country with grain exports, reports France's Minister of Transport, Clement Beaune.

"France delivered the second pilot vessel to support Ukraine, as I promised," the statement reads.

According to him, the vessel was dispatched from Dunkirk. It will aid Ukraine in grain exports worldwide.

"Our support is full, our solidarity won't cease," adds the minister.

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Grain exports
In mid-July, Russia withdrew from the "grain deal," allowing Ukrainian grain exports via the Black Sea. Following this, Ukraine decided to resume exports without the participation of the terrorist country. Russians have been attempting to obstruct the operation of the grain corridor, including strikes on ports and infrastructure.

By August, Ukraine had opened temporary corridors for civilian trade ships. The routes were primarily intended for ships stranded in Ukrainian ports since the beginning of the conflict.

As the Minister for Communities, Territories, and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine, Oleksandr Kubrakov, stated, by December 4, around 200 vessels had passed through the temporary corridor. They exported over 7 million tons of cargo from Odesa ports.