Martin Griffiths, UN aid coordinator, said: on Thursday was hoping to be first shipment of Grain from a Ukrainian port on the Black Sea can take place Early Friday, but ‘critical’ details for safe passage of The ships were still in the works out.
Griffiths said Turkish, Russian and Ukrainian military Officials were working with a United Nations team At the Joint Coordination Center in Istanbul Hammer out standard operating Procedures for Agreement agreed between the four parties last Friday.
“This is a detailed, grounded negotiation on Griffiths told UN member states, in surround on Thursday. “But without those standard operating Actions, we can not manage a safe passage of utensils.”
“We don’t see the potential for any scale to happen…without our clear procedures that the business sector understands” news conspiracy.
He admitted that “the devil was in “Details,” Griffiths said, but said so far no major issues have emerged one The aspect being negotiated is the exact coordinates of Safe shipping channels.
Shipping companies and insurance companies that cover ships need To make sure the trip is safe with no threat of Mines or attacks on both ships and their crews. This is usually covered in Acceptable marine practices known as standard operating Procedures.
“it’s not just Command of Is there a ship, or two, or three? available in Ports are ready for move out. that they need to me move Safely that means we should be clear Where exactly is the channel,” Griffiths said.
Russia and Ukraine are major global Wheat suppliers, Moscow on February 24 invasion of And its neighbor led to a rise in food prices, which led to a sharp rise in food prices global food crisis world food program says Paid about 47 million people to ‘sharp’ hunger. “
The agreement aims to allow safe passage for grain shipments in And the out of Ukrainian ports, which have been blockaded by Russia since February 24 invasion. Russia blamed Ukraine for Shipments stopped by drilling in port waters.
“We hope… for The first Ship movements to take place In a few days – hopefully tomorrow – out of Griffiths said.
While Griffiths stressed that the process for resuming Ukraine’s grain exports was commercial, not humanitarian, he said the United Nations hoped it would be even poorer. countries Priority will be given, specifically with mention of Somalia, where approximately quarter of million people be facing famine.
He said the UN World Food Program was “actively looking into” buying Ukrainian grain.
The head United nations official At the Joint Coordination Center, Frederick J. Kenny from IMO with Insurance companies and shipping companies on Wednesday, Griffiths said.
“I was told she was very encouraging set of “It’s commercially viable,” he said.
The ships are going in To collect the grain will be inspected by the Joint Coordination Center in the Turkish port “to ensure There is no contraband, no weapons go in on Griffiths, a UN spokesperson at the center, said these inspections are likely occur in marina north of Bosphorus.
Observers from the United Nations and Turkey in Then it will make the port of Odessa in Ukraine sure Those pills are loaded on on ships. Another inspection by the Joint Coordination Center after the ship has left Griffiths said Ukraine would be justified only if it deviated from the agreed plan.
He said they knew from early on on in Negotiations in which to remove mines from the curriculum to the Ukrainian ports will not go work Because it would take a long time – UN mine officials estimated that it would take at least four months to do it right.