Drone footage shows grain ship leaving Odesa port

STORY: The Sierra Leone-flagged ship ‘Razoni’ left the Ukrainian Black Sea port on Monday morning bound for Lebanon under a grain deal struck between Ukraine, Russia, the United Nations and Turkey to avert a global food crisis.

The ship was carrying more than 26,000 tonnes of corn and would undergo an inspection in Istanbul before continuing to Lebanon's Tripoli, the U.N.-led Istanbul-based Joint Coordination Centre (JCC) said, adding it had requested all parties to inform militaries to ensure its safe passage.

It's the first departure since the Russian invasion blocked shipping through the Black Sea five months ago.

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