Ukraine’s Ambassador to Lebanon Ihor Ostash requested at a meeting with Lebanese President Michel Aoun on 28 July that measures be taken to clarify the circumstances surrounding the presence in Lebanese territorial waters of a Syrian vessel onto which barley taken from occupied Ukrainian territories was loaded in the port of Feodosia.

The CFTS portal reported this, citing the Interfax Ukraine news agency.

"The ambassador drew the president's attention to the fact that a Syrian ship that was loaded with barley taken from the occupied territories in the port of Feodosia arrived at the Tripoli seaport on 27 July 2022. A request to take measures to clarify the circumstances surrounding its presence in Lebanese territorial waters was made. It was also emphasized that this could harm bilateral relations," the Ukrainian embassy in Lebanon said in a statement.

According to the statement, the issue of supplying Ukrainian wheat to the Lebanese market was discussed during the meeting. "It was emphasized that our country will continue to be a reliable partner of Lebanon and ensure its food security despite the Russian aggressor’s military operations," the statement said.

As the CFTS portal reported earlier, Russian occupiers have restored power supply in the port of Mariupol to enable them to export grain stolen in Ukraine.