The bulk carrier is transporting grain from the port of Chornomorsk.
Previously, only vessels that had been stuck in Ukrainian ports since the beginning of the Russian invasion used this route.
Special forces conducted an operation to dismantle radar equipment from a drilling rig in the Black Sea.
Bulk carriers carrying rolled steel and iron-ore concentrate have left the ports of Greater Odesa for the first time since the outbreak of full-scale war.
Ukraine is insisting on the establishment of an alternative corridor.
The Kremlin believes this corridor has nothing to do with the prospects for reviving the Black Sea grain deal.
The bulk carrier will deliver steel products that were loaded onto it in February 2022 to Senegal.
The Samarskaya-1 barge began appearing in the port of Berdiansk in April 2023.
The relevant agreement is being discussed and studied by the relevant ministries, banks, and international insurance groups, including Lloyd's of London.
Polish experts believe it is necessary to completely unblock maritime trade routes to Ukrainian ports.
It transported the products from ports in the occupied Crimea.
The corridor will be primarily used to evacuate ships that were in the Ukrainian ports at the time of the full-scale invasion of the Russia.
Russia is methodically destroying the port infrastructure of Ukraine.
Information about the number of ships and shipowners that have already registered was not disclosed.
The military threat from Russia and risks from mines remain along the entire lengths of all the routes.
A senior manager at Ukraine's largest exporter discusses the options for unblocking Ukraine's seaports.