Two shipping industry sources told Reuters that the first ship to leave Ukraine under an agreement brokered by the United Nations and Turkey was approaching the Syrian port of Tartus on Sunday.

The Razzoni sailed from the Ukrainian port of Odessa on August 1, under an agreement between Russia and Ukraine brokered by the United Nations and Turkey.

The shipment was heading to Lebanon, but the Ukrainian embassy said that the original buyer refused to receive the shipment of 26,000 tons of corn, due to a delay of 5 months, and that the ship was looking for a new customer, and then the ship sailed to Turkey.

On July 22, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and the United Nations signed the initiative document for the safe shipment of grain and foodstuffs from Ukrainian ports during a meeting hosted by Istanbul.

The agreement included securing exports of grain stuck in the Ukrainian ports on the Black Sea (Eastern Europe) to the world.

Many countries in the world suffer from a grain crisis as a result of the inability of cargo ships to leave Ukrainian ports due to the Russian-Ukrainian war that has erupted since February 24.