The first convoy of ships carrying Ukrainian grain sailed from the port of Odessa, in a sign that last month’s agreement with Russia on facilitating Ukrainian food exports is holding even as fighting raged across the country. A convoy consisting of the bulk carriers Navi Star, Rojen and Polarnet left Odessa, Ukraine, on Friday morning carrying nearly 60,000 tons of corn, passing the city whose horizon has been largely clear of vessels since the war began on Feb. 24. In Russian-occupied southern Ukraine, north of the port city, meanwhile, shelling hit a nuclear power plant. The carriers’ departure follows a test run by Sierra Leone-flagged Razoni, which left Odessa on Monday and, after a joint Russian-Ukrainian-Turkish inspection off Istanbul, has been allowed to proceed to Lebanon. The inspectors have also cleared the first vessel to head to Ukraine in five months, the Barbados-flagged Fulmar S, the Turkish Defense Ministry […]