UN / BLACK SEA INITIATIVE UPDATE

19-May-2023 00:01:40
Briefing journalist on the Black Sea Initiative, a UN spokesperson said that “operations are partly restarting.” UNIFEED / FILE
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STORY: UN / BLACK SEA INITIATIVE UPDATE
TRT: 01:40
SOURCE: UNIFEED / FILE
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LANGUAGES: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 19 MAY 2023, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE - NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, United Nations Headquarters

19 MAY 2023, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Stephanie Tremblay at podium
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stephanie Tremblay, Associate Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Operations are partially restarting. The Joint Coordination Centre today registered six new vessels to participate in the Black Sea Initiative, out of 15 applications.
There are currently three loaded vessels that are preparing for inspection in Istanbul.”
4. Med shot, journalist speaking
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stephanie Tremblay, Associate Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“No ships are currently though loading at any of the three Ukrainian ports under the terms of the Initiative. Teams from the Joint Coordination Centre checked and cleared today three new vessels to proceed to the ports of Odesa and Chornomorsk. We call for the prompt return to a tempo of operations that makes full use of the capacities of the three ports and the Joint Coordination Centre teams.”
6. Wide shot, Stephanie Tremblay at podium

FILE - CREDIT UNODC ON SCREEN - 20 FEBRUARY 2023, BLACK SEA, TÜRKIYE

13. Various aerial shots, grain ships awaiting inspection
STORYLINE
Briefing journalist today (19 May) in New York on the Black Sea Initiative, Stephanie Tremblay, Associate Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, said that “operations are partly restarting.”

According to her, the Joint Coordination Centre today registered six new vessels to participate in the Black Sea Initiative, out of 15 applications.”

She also noted that there are currently three loaded vessels “that are preparing for inspection in Istanbul.”

Tremblay said, “No ships are currently though loading at any of the three Ukrainian ports under the terms of the Initiative.”

Teams from the Joint Coordination Centre, according to her, checked and cleared today three new vessels to proceed to the ports of Odesa and Chornomorsk.

The Spokesperson concluded, “We call for the prompt return to a tempo of operations that makes full use of the capacities of the three ports and the Joint Coordination Centre teams.”

The Initiative began in July last year, and is run by a Joint Coordination Centre (JCC), staffed with representatives from Russia, Ukraine, the United Nations, and Türkiye, headquartered in Istanbul.
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