Yesterday’s caravan of 15 or extra grain ships safely reached Bosphorus zone. On Nov 1 not less than 3 ships left Ukrainian ports, together with 2 ships operated by UAE-based firms, and 1 Turkish ship. it appears extremely seemingly, that each one the ships presently docked at Ukrainian ports (not less than 13 AIS-visible), will likely be allowed to depart Ukraine and sail to their ports of vacation spot. Extra essential now could be the way forward for grain hall. Dozens of ships in ballast are gathered at Istanbul anchorages, awaiting permission to sail to Ukraine. If they begin leaving Istanbul certain for Ukraine, it’ll imply that Russia is bypassed and grain hall is working. If no, if they continue to be caught at Istanbul or flip away, it’ll imply that Turkey give in and give up to Russian demand to shut hall.
By the best way, Russian navy consultants, lately, already got here up with the concept of attacking and sinking grain ships in Ukrainian ports, in the event that they dare to name ports however Russian embargo. Russian politicians, consultants and navy say they will’t be liable for grain ships safety and security any longer, till Russia will get assure its’ Navy (! – what Navy is that this, begging for its’ war-time security?) gained’t be attacked. If no ensures given to Russian Navy, they plan to strike and sink grain ships in Ukrainian ports. Both we defend you, or we kill you, your selection, they are saying.
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