“In six ports (Kherson, Nikolaev, Chernomorsk, Ochakov, Odessa and Yuzhny), 70 foreign ships from 16 states remain blocked,” the report says.

It is noted that the conditions of the threat of shelling created by Kyiv and the high mine danger do not give ships the opportunity to go to the open sea.

“As a result of the complex of measures taken, the Russian Navy has eliminated the mine danger in the water area of ​​the port of Mariupol, and the restoration of the port infrastructure continues as planned,” the headquarters added.

Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said earlier that Russia guarantees the safety of ships carrying grain from Ukrainian-controlled ports.

Fahrettin Altun, head of the Turkish presidential administration's communications department, spoke of "cautious optimism" on the grain issue.

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