Razzoni left Odessa with 26,000 tons of corn on August 1. The shipment was originally destined for Lebanon, but the buyer withdrew, and along the way the shipment was bought and sold several times.
For the past three days, there have been no signals from the transmitter identifying the ship and indicating its position. The last known site was near Cyprus.
Provides two sources of information Reuters The ship is on its way to the Syrian port of Tartus. This may be the explanation for turning off the transmitter. Syria is a close ally of Russia, and Ukraine has accused the Syrians of buying grain stolen from Ukraine during the war. Syria is also subject to a number of Western sanctions in the wake of the 11-year civil war.
The Ukrainian embassy in Lebanon says it does not know the location of the ship or the shipment. They noted that Ukraine is not responsible for the ship, but the task of the Ukrainian authorities is to ensure that the country’s ports are reopened so that the grain can be exported.
Ukraine and Russia are among the world’s largest grain exporters. The halt in exports as a result of the Russian invasion created fears of severe food shortages and famine in a number of countries. It is estimated that 20 million tons of grain are stuck in Ukraine as a result of the six-month war.
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