First grain shipment leaves Ukraine as southern city pounded
The blockage of deliveries from warring Russia and Ukraine -- two of the world's biggest grain exporters -- has contributed to soaring food prices, hitting the world's poorest nations especially hard. Last month both sides signed a landmark deal with Turkey and the United Nations aimed at relieving the global food crisis.
Ukrainian grain ship with 'corn and hope' leaves Odesa port for 1st time since Russia's invasion
The first ship carrying Ukrainian grain set off from the port of Odesa on Monday under a deal brokered by the UN and Turkey that is expected to release large stores of crops to foreign markets and ease a growing food crisis. 'Finally, life begins to move forward,' one Odesa resident says.