Widespread relief as first shipment of Ukrainian grain leaves Odessa

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A ship carrying grain has left the Ukrainian port of Odessa for the first time since the start of the war, prompting a sigh of relief from the West and the countries that brokered the deal to end the blockade. The cargo ship Razoni, loaded with 26,000 tons of maize and sailing under the flag of Sierra Leone, left the Ukrainian port 48 minutes later than scheduled on Monday morning. The Razoni is the first ship to leave the port of Odessa since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24. It is to continue to Lebanon after inspection in Istanbul, a blueprint that authorities in those countries hope w…

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