Six ships transporting 86,700 tons of Ukrainian agricultural products to countries in Asia and Europe left the ports of Odesa, Chornomorsk, and Pivdennyi on Wednesday, 19 October, under the Black Sea Grain Initiative that established a humanitarian maritime corridor to allow ships to export grain and other foodstuffs from Ukraine.

The Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.

According to the statement, the Kemal Kuru bulk carrier left the Odesa port; the Almirante Storni and CS Calvina bulk carriers left the Chornomorsk port; the Kubrosli-Y bulk carrier, the Daytona-H bulk carrier, and the Densa Defne tanker left the Pivdennyi port.

Since the first ship carrying Ukrainian agricultural products departed, 7.9 million tons of agricultural products have been exported from Ukrainian ports.

"In total, 360 ships loaded with agricultural products have left Ukrainian ports, headed for countries in Asia, Europe, and Africa," the statement said.