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Food crisis/ Four ships loaded with grain leave Ukrainian ports for Istanbul

Food crisis/ Four ships loaded with grain leave Ukrainian ports for Istanbul

Four ships carrying food products sailed from Ukraine's Black Sea ports to Istanbul on Sunday as part of a deal to unblock the country's seaborne exports, Ukrainian and Turkish officials said.

The four carriers were loaded with more than 160,000 tons of corn and other food products.

The resumption of grain exports is being overseen by a Joint Coordination Center in Istanbul, where Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish and United Nations personnel are working.

The UN and Turkey brokered the deal last month after UN warnings of possible famine outbreaks in parts of the world due to a ban on wheat shipments from Ukraine that had sent prices soaring.

Before the invasion, Russia and Ukraine together accounted for nearly a third of global wheat exports.