(Bloomberg) — Ukraine is defying Russia’s effective blockade of its Black Sea ports by sending empty ships to collect grain for the first time since the collapse of a deal guaranteeing safe passage almost two months ago. Two ships are headed toward the port of Chornomorsk to load wheat for Africa and Asia, Ukraine’s infrastructure minister said.
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