First Ukraine grain ship approaches checkpoint Istanbul

International officials monitoring seaborne grain exports from war-torn Ukraine are preparing to carry out checks on the first ship sailing under a UN-backed safe-passage scheme.

The 29,300-dwt Razoni (built 1996) is to anchor at around midnight local time off Istanbul, where a Joint Coordination Centre (JCC) of Ukrainian, Russian, Turkish and UN officials is based.

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