Kherson port has started working – the “interim administration” of the region

Kherson seaport has started working again. This is reported by Interfax with reference to the message of the "military-civilian administration" of the occupied Kherson region.

“The port has resumed operations and is preparing for cargo transshipment. The infrastructure is being restored, repairs are being carried out, and preparations are underway for the resumption of full-fledged work,» the message says.

Andrey Kharitonov, who has worked in the field of river and sea transport for more than 20 years, became the new head of the port.

Grain exports from Ukraine declined sharply after the start of the war. According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Russia has blocked 22 million tons of food products in Ukrainian ports. In addition, she “gradually steals, exports and tries to sell” Ukrainian products for export. According to the estimates of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, since the beginning of the war, Russia has stolen and exported at least 400,000 tons of Ukrainian grain.

On June 1, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Russian and Turkish Presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed that Ankara would help clear Ukrainian ports that contain Ukrainian export grain.

The next day, Russia's permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya , announced that Russia was ready to provide safe passage for Ukrainian grain ships. To do this, under the terms of Russia, Ukraine must clear the coastal waters of the Black Sea.

According to the GUR, another buyer of the stolen Ukrainian grain is Syria. There Russia transports ships with grain through the Mediterranean Sea. Grain is also exported to the annexed Crimea, according to Ukrainian intelligence.

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