Two cargo ships sailed to Ukraine today, Ukrainian port authorities announced. They are the first ships to use the “humanitarian corridor” in the Black Sea to sail to Ukrainian ports and load grain destined for African and Asian markets.

Kiev announced last month the creation of a “humanitarian corridor” in the Black Sea to evacuate ships in Ukrainian ports at the start of the Russian offensive against Ukraine in February 2022 and to circumvent the de facto Russian blockade after Moscow’s withdrawal. from the agreement on the export of Ukrainian grain.

Five ships have so far sailed from the port of Odessa using the corridor that runs through the western part of the Black Sea along the Romanian and Bulgarian coasts. Ukraine wants to use this corridor for Ukrainian grain exports.

The Sea Ports Authority of Ukraine announced on Facebook that the ships Resilient Africa and Aroyat have sailed into the port of Chernomorsk.

According to the vice president of the Ukrainian government Oleksandr Kubrakov, they will load 20,000 tons of grain destined for Africa and Asia. The Ministry of Agriculture of Ukraine announced on Telegram that the grain will go to Israel and Egypt.