Russia fails to win reelection to IMO Council

The IMO Assembly has elected the members of the IMO Council for the 2024-2025 biennium —and, for the first time since 1960, Russia is not one of them.

The Assembly of the International Maritime Organization has just elected a new IMO Council for 2024-2025. Russia was not elected.

I welcome this just decision. In the last decade, no country has done more to undermine freedom of navigation than Russia.

I am grateful to IMO…

— Volodymyr Zelenskyy / Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) December 1,...

World waits for Ukrainian grain exports to start moving

As the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, observed the loading of Ukrainian grain onto a bulk carrier at the Chornomorsk Sea Trade Port hopes were high that exports could soon start moving.

“The first vessel, the first ship is being loaded since the beginning of the war,” said President Zelensky. “This is a Turkish vessel. This shows that the port has started working.”

According to President Zelensky, the export of grain will begin with the departure of several ships that were loaded but...

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