Turkey to launch joint coordination center for grain exports from Ukraine on Wednesday

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Turkey will launch on Wednesday the joint coordination center for exporting Ukrainian and Russian grain, fertilizers and other food products across the Black Sea, Turkish news agency Demirören (DHA) has reported.

The ships will cross the Black Sea to the Bosphorus Strait in Turkey, where the joint coordination center in Istanbul, which includes representatives of the UN, Ukraine, Russia and Turkey, is located. This center will also be responsible for examining ships entering Ukraine to ensure that they are not carrying weapons or combat material.

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Also, the aforementioned news agency reported that a ceremony for the inauguration of the joint coordination center will be held this Wednesday at the National Defense University in Istanbul.

Russia and Ukraine reached an agreement at the end of last week for the export of grain from Ukrainian ports, under the mediation of Turkey and with the collaboration also of the United Nations.

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