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Some 30,000 tonnes of Ukrainian wheat from Odesa goes to Afghanistan under UN program

KYIV. Sept 22 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Bulk carrier BC Vanessa, chartered by the UN World Food Program (WFP), left the port of Odesa on Thursday with 30,000 tonnes of wheat on board, the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine reported.

"It will arrive at a port in Pakistan, where the wheat will be unloaded and delivered to the people of Afghanistan. The people of this country are currently suffering from a food crisis," the ministry said on Facebook.

The ministry said that Vanessa is one of the seven ships that on Thursday took out 107,500 tonnes of foodstuffs for Asian and European countries from the ports of Big Odesa.

A total of 192 vessels have departed from Ukrainian ports since the start of the grain initiative implementation. In general, 4.38 million tonnes of foodstuffs were exported to the countries of Asia, Europe and Africa.