Grain corridor operation suspended due to lack of inspections on this day

Grain corridor operation suspended due to lack of inspections on this day

Ukraine accuses russia of disrupting the work of the Joint Coordination Centre

On 11 April, the grain corridor was suspended due to the absence of inspections by the Joint Coordination Centre (JCC). Ukraine blames the situation on sabotage by russia.

This is stated on the JCC website, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

According to the report, the last four inspections took place on 10 April on ships that left the port of Odesa and Chornomorsk on 31 March–1 April. The list of vessels that did not pass the inspection includes 31 vessels with departure dates from 1 April to 11 April, including two that left Ukrainian ports on Tuesday and three more the day before.

In a comment to The Guardian, Yuriy Vaskov, Deputy Head of the Ministry for the Restoration of Ukraine, confirmed that no inspections had been carried out on 11 April. According to him, the Ukrainian side handed over the names of three grain carriers, but the russian side's representatives in the JCC crossed out the names and gave other vessels. Mr. Vaskov added that as a result, none of the vessels had been allowed to continue their journey.

"Today we have a critical situation. The russians have violated the terms of the Black Sea Grain Initiative. They decided to unilaterally change the plans of Ukrainian ports. This is unacceptable," the Deputy Minister said.

Previously. Ukraine exported 38.8 mln tonnes of grains and pulses in 2022/2023 marketing year.

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