October 31, 2022, 15:55

Joint Coordination Center increases number of inspection groups to check Ukrainian grain ships

Ukrainian grain ships have to wait about 21 days to pass the Bosporus Strait.

This situation arose due to sabotage of the inspection of Ukrainian grain carriers by the russian side.

Andrii Klymenko, Head of the Monitoring Group of the Institute for Black Sea Strategic Studies, Editor-in-Chief of BlackSeaNews made this statement at Media Center Ukraine — Ukrinform.

“A Ukrainian ship needs a day to reach the Bosporus from Odesa. Then it has to wait for 20-21 days for the inspection team to arrive, and only then can the ship move on its course,”— he said.

The maritime expert notes that the longest waiting period was 22 days.

“In the Joint Coordination Center (JCC), russia prevented the increase in the number of inspection groups in every way possible. Now there are about 5 of them. This is a mockery in the style of the (russian) federation; because one inspection group can check 3-4 ships a day, and about 200 ships have to wait for their turn”, — Andrii Klymenko explained.

The expert notes that as of yesterday, the JCC increased the number of inspection groups to 10. Without russian representatives, but also without Ukrainian representatives, in order to avoid speculation on the part of the aggressor. 


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