A pro-government Russian newspaper is reporting the blockade at the Port of Odessa will be lifted to allow grain exports to leave Ukraine. The Turkish military will clear mines and escort the ships in neutral waters. Russian warships will then accompany the vessels carrying grain to the Bosporus, a narrow waterway that connects the Black Sea with international waters. The United Nations has been working on this effort to avoid global food shortages. U.S. officials remain skeptical and are not planning to lift the economic sanctions against Russia.
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