Russia agrees to partially resume ship inspections under grain deal
Russia agrees to resume inspections of ships sailing to Odesa and Chornomorsk as part of grain initiative
This was announced by Yuriy Vaskov, Deputy Minister of Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development (Ministry of Reconstruction) of Ukraine, in a commentary to Interfax-Ukraine.
As of the morning of 19 May, Russia agreed to resume inspections of ships heading to Odesa and Chornomorsk, but refused to inspect ships heading to Pivdennyi port.
"Russia has agreed to resume inspections of the incoming fleet to the ports of Odesa and Chornomorsk, but refused to inspect vessels heading to the port of Pivdennyi," Vaskov said.
This happened after statements about the continuation of the grain deal.
On 17 May, it was reported that the grain deal had been extended for two months. Erdogan confirmed this, noting that from now on, vessels will also reach the ports of Mykolaiv and Olbia.