As the year turns, the United Nations put a new man in charge of the Black Sea Grain Initiative (BSGI) — an international agreement that keeps seaborne grain flowing out of war-torn Ukraine.

Abdullah Abdul Samad Dashti, a retired vice admiral from Kuwait, has taken the job of BSGI coordinator, the UN said.

He replaces Amir Mahmoud Abdulla, the Sudanese official who got the scheme up and running last July.