Elissa Miolene and Jared Malsin
The first shipment of grain to leave Ukraine’s key Black Sea ports since the Russian invasion is expected to dock this week in Tripoli, Lebanon, the country where food inflation is the highest in the world, completing a test run for an international deal aimed at alleviating the global food crisis.
The ship, carrying more than 26,000 metric tons of corn, is making the first delivery under the United Nations-brokered grain-export agreement, and its imminent arrival in Lebanon underlines the stakes of the deal for poorer nations.
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