Port of Mariupol and Azov sea open for shipping. Really?

General cargo ship river-sea type RM-3 berthed at Mariupol port, occupied by Russia (“freed” in new language), on May 28, to load some 2,700 tons of steel and deliver cargo to Rostov, Russia. Russia said on May 27, that it created “safe passages” in Azov sea, and Azov sea is presently, open for navigation. Port of Mariupol, again according to Russian statements, will resume its’ normal work, to handle the main types of cargoes port historically handled – grains and steel.
There were up to 200,000 tons of ready-to-ship steel, costing some $170 mil, in Mariupol port before Mariupol was besieged and finally, occupied. Mariupol port can’t resume its’ normal activities, because except cargoes which were delivered to port before occupation, there are no other cargoes to expect – Mariupol was serving Ukrainian economy, and now it’s cut off Ukraine, so where from will new cargoes arrive? Shipping out steel stocked in port, and probably, remaining grain, is looting, not “normal work”.
Azov sea is under Russian military control for quite some time already, there’s a regular traffic connecting Russian Azov sea ports with outside world, running without interruptions. There is not, and there won’t be, any traffic to/from Ukrainian ports in Azov sea, except some occasional and military cargoes. So what “safe passages” Russia is talking about, is a mystery.

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