Ukrainian grain ship heads through safe waters, but economy is still in doldrums

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By Natalia Zinets and Umit Bektas KYIV/ISTANBUL (Reuters) -Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskiy dismissed the importance of the first grain export shipment from his country since Russia invaded, saying it was carrying a fraction of the crop Kyiv must sell to help salvage its shattered economy. His downbeat comments, via video to students in Australia on Wednesday, came as an inspection of the ship was completed in Turkey before it passed through the Bosphorus Strait en route to Lebanon under a deal aimed at easing a global food crisis. The ship, Razoni, left Odesa on the Black Sea early on M…

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